Motivational speaker and seminar leader Freddy Davis has designed a series of booklets entitled “The Nutshell Series” that will be released throughout 2004. These booklets are designed to be short but intense treatments of issues that are of high interest to people with leadership responsibilities on the job and in life.
The first booklet in the series is Decision Making In A Nutshell, and it contains great tips, exercises and techniques that can help anyone become a better decision-maker. Although geared towards sales and marketing folks, the useful information really applies to any major life and career decisions, and I found much of the booklet to be useful for helping me with my career as a writer. Learning how to decide what is best for oneself is a skill we can all benefit from.
Davis covers the basic elements of making decisions based upon our values, our desires and our purpose, and he offers plenty of great advice on how to discern our underlying beliefs that often shape our decisions on a subconsious level. He also covers in this short but potent booklet the difference between just making a choice and making a decision that has force and meaning behind it, how to use his six-step system to have more control over the decision-making process, and how to get to what he calls the “click point” of a decision where desire kicks into high gear and commitment takes over.
This booklet is a great resource tool for anyone in sales and in leadership jobs, but also for anyone who has major decisions to make and wants more guidance in how to make the best decisions possible from many available options. In a nutshell, this booklet is a quick and informative read, and a great pocket guide to becoming more clear, focused and decisive in all areas of life.