Further Peel the Onion: What is my best option for continuing to enlist Ken’s – Literary Agent – optimum assist: by way of using Option Solving?

Your editor ultimately decided to pursue subsequent Peel the Onion – Option DD: Seek his wholehearted support for these two ideas – his support note and GoFundMe – or alternatives – from last time.With that complete, your editor then took a further sub-sub-option step to reveal possibilities to further retain Ken’s support…hence the following “Further Peel the Onion” exercise as follow-on.  

With that in mind,  he created a “Further Peel the Onion” question as follows: “What is my best option for continuing to enlist Ken’s – Literary Agent – optimum support : through Sub-Option DD – Seek his whole-hearted support for these two ideas or alternatives, considering:  1) Covid hobbled publishers near-term, 2) need to re-enliven his enthusiasm, 3) he has likely scooped up other more promising authors during the meantime, and 4) encourage him to go-to-bat a least a few more times?” It is appropriate for your editor to focus on only four considerations to reduce the complexity of any eventual decision – when the ultimate decision moment arrives – despite there being many other possibilities out there.

He then chose to stick with his two appropriate “sub” yin and yang “bookends”,as these would help keep his intuitive mind focused against other mental distractions. Sub-bookends such as these are vital for preventing our fertile intuitive minds from wandering and losing concentration. We are mostly unaware of how powerfully valuable but foot-loose our intuition can be unless we can keep it properly focused on such occasions.   

Again, these two retainedsub-bookends were: “Leave it in his hands” Too happenstance for circumstances;and “Request alternative Literary Agent” Would likely antagonize him and lose his support. You will note the italicized sub-detractors associated with these least likely options, which therefore put these out of consideration. Even so, these sub-bookends will now nudge his intuitive thinking into high gear to find more promising sub-options – see ourLatest Worked Example.

He ultimately came up with six “sub-sub-options” – AAA thru FFF – after additional thought. Now he was positioned to pursue further emotional distancing beforehe proceeded with the outcome. From there he would be further positioned tomake an optimum choice on next steps…perhaps after 2 hours, later in that day, or first thing the following morning. You can replace his proposed options with any of your own.

While they are all quite relevant, your editor was now initially particularly intrigued by – Sub-sub Option BBB: Collaborate using Ken’s note, plus short book excerpt to circulate potential followers. The pictograph now offered some other potential optimum alternatives – keep sub-sub-option CCC in mind, too – for early consideration.He can also now consider pursuing these other sub-sub-options over time.

If you have an example of your own, please share it with this blogger, through the COMMENTS area or contact him at peter@ileadershipsolutions.com .  Thanks Option Solving. (NOTE: Our next posting will be in two week’s time: “Choosing the right moment for international travel in light of current Covid climate?” Let’s have your COMMENTS or go to peter@ileadershipsolutions.com to connect with the blogger. Also consider buying the book: “Smart Decisions: Goodbye Problems, Hello Options” through amazon.com)


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