How do you make important decisions, such as whether to take a job offer or not? Do you use your intuition, or do you gather facts so you can think about it?
There are two basic ways of making an important decision:
✓ Pull together the facts > FOLLOW YOUR INTUITION > define your options > make a decision > be happy or unhappy with results.
✓ Gather the facts > ANALYZE THE FACTS > define your options > make a decision > be happy or unhappy about your decision.
All of us use some combination of these approaches when making important life and career decisions.
I am an outlier. I most naturally depend on my intuition. My husband and I were introduced by friends. Our first date was on a Sunday. Surprise! We got married the next Saturday. That was in 1981! A one-week courtship can turn into a good marriage.
Here is an exercise you can do to understand your own career decisions, such as accepting a job offer or not. What happened? Were you happy with the outcome?
- How did you make the decision to accept the offer? Intuition? Analysis? Was it a good decision? If not:
- You are naturally analytical; were there facts that you ignored?
- If you are naturally intuitive, were there red flags you also ignored?
Could you use some help making decisions such as whether to accept a job offer? That is the type of coaching I do with my clients. You can schedule a call with me; there is no charge for a consultation.