Decision taking just got personal

The year 2017 has been a year with ups and downs for me:
-Got married end of 2016 -> my first year as a husband
-Graduated end of 2016 -> my first year completely detached from University
-My contract as data scientist ran out end of 2016 -> find a job…

Well when you are placed in an unknown environment, you take decisions / or are forced to take them.

Mid 2017 I was on holiday in SriLanka and had two job offers – I felt I had to take a decision.

NOW I KNOW:
you don’t have to decide if you don’t want to – take your time; you are worth more than the choices you have.

Because I was sh*t scared of the uncertainty of my decision involved I
started to use every imaginable way to reduce the risk by
talking to friends, screening the comments about the companies,
writing enourmous pro/contra lists and and and…..

NOW I KNOW:
You can’t reduce risk by just thinking about possible outcomes.
In the best case you can evaluate the level of risk you are dealing with.

What kind of a decision are we dealing with here?
Well I would say a REALLY F*ING personal one since I will share my time, ideas
and my work will influence who I am and what I stand for !!!
(Thank you Rasmus Nutzhorn for your thoughts on why business is personal; check him on LinkedIn and Medium)

When you decide to spend your time with your loved one did you write a pro/contra list and ask your friends or scan the internet for comments about your loved one ???
NO I DID NOT!!

SO HOW DID YOU DECIDE?!

You trusted your HEART and your GUT FEELING and went HEAD ON – at least I did that.
Well I love my wife and I want to spend the rest of my life with her.

Am I happy with my job ? – That’s an other story but work is in progress.
NOW I KNOW:
Business is personal and you gut feeling is king.

So long story short TRUST YOUR GUT FEELING !!!
(I think @Magnus Walker would agree – check his TED Talk “Go with your gut feeling”)

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How do you take your decisions?
Do you think there is an universally right way of taking decisions?
Should we always trust our gut feeling?

#30DS #BusinessIsPersonal #GutFeeling

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