Write this down

Write this down

Write this down

Today’s lesson requires a little work on your part.

Take out a piece of paper and something to write with.

Think of a decision you are about to make. It can be about the next person you are going to hire. It can be any other business expenditure. It can be a career change or it can be about where to eat.

Write down that decision at the top of your paper.

Now, write down the names of all the people that will be affected by your decision. Don’t write in generalities. List the first and last names of all the people impacted, directly or indirectly. They can be in any order.

I’ll wait while you compose your list . . . .

and wait . . . .

and wait . . . .

Still writing? Don’t let me interrupt you . . . .

Please take your time. You need to be as thorough as possible on this.

Are you finished? Do you need more paper?

Hope you’re getting the seriousness of this exercise and not just the sarcasm. If we looked at every decision we make with this exercise in mind, we probably would make better decisions.

So the next time you’re asked to make a decision, get out your pen and paper (mentally anyway).



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6 Responses to Write this down

  1. jeff noel says:

    Interesting. Can’t wait to see where you o with this (and yes, I’m right behind you). 🙂

  2. Patty Hebert says:

    WOW! What a post! What a lesson; thanks.

  3. BKO says:

    reminds me of Cursillo “Please write this down”

  4. David says:

    Jeff, I honestly do not know where this is going.

    Turns out it may reveal something about my future.

    And I like to think you are beside me rather than behind me. 🙂

  5. David says:

    Patty, the narcissist in me wakes up each morning to see that my blog has posted correctly. The real treat is seeing comments like yours. A “wow” comment is a real blessing. You have made my day a whole lot better. I’ve got to find someone else to “wow” today! Thanks for the challenge!

  6. David says:

    Brandon, as soon as I came up with the title of the blog, I thought of you. Thanks for coming by and validating a lesson learned years ago! You are a great friend!

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