11 minutes | Jul 9th 2015

[13] The Big Decision Protocol

To bike through southern France or not to bike through southern France, that is one tough decision for this wanderlust-chica to make! Someone else doing the planning, award points in the mileage account... it's a no-brainer, right? In this shorty episode, I share my process for making significant decisions. I call it my Big Decision Protocol. This is a simplified version of the process--the full version will be in the Natural Professional Handbook that I'm working on. While researching, talking with people, listing pros & cons is important and gives your head plenty of data to work with, the best final decisions come through mindful connection with your Wise Self. You'll learn my four step process for making Big Decisions which step most people leave out when trying to follow their intuition (hint: it's step #4) This was a spontaneous episode recorded over the fourth of July weekend. After being immersed in a family emergency for a week, and then in family vaykay mode for another week, I'd been putting off making a final decision. This meant that my friend was waiting ever-so-patiently for a response. Feelings of unease began to settle in as I left my friend in limbo and had this decision hanging over me. These kinds of feelings are a huge signifier that I need to reach for my energy management toolkit. Finally one morning, before anyone else was up, I knew what needed to happen--I remembered that I have the tools to resolve this. I took pen and paper and sat by the lake. The result of that session was to confidently settle on a decision. Then there was the major bonus of documenting the process and recording this episode right then and there! Now that's some natural productivity kicking in!
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