Make Decisions You Feel Great About With This Simple Lesson From Roy Disney




Do you ever struggle to make decisions? Here's a simple measuring stick you can use to not only make decisions but feel great about them too.

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Make Decisions You Feel Great About With This Simple Lesson From Roy Disney

Do you ever struggle to make strong decisions? I think we all have at times I know I have. It just happens. But I have a simple measuring stick that I want to share with you today that I think will help you not only make decisions but feel great about them, too. Hi, I'm Tim Fitzpatrick with Rialto Marketing, where we believe marketing shouldn't be difficult. All you need is the right plan. I really appreciate you taking the time to tune in today. 

As I just mentioned, we are going to talk about decisions, decisions, decisions today. And when I was preparing for this, I found a statistic that absolutely blew me away. And it said it is estimated that the average adult makes about thirty-five thousand remotely conscious decisions each day. That's mind-boggling. So a lot of these decisions we're barely thinking about. They just happen within our subconscious. But as business owners, we have to make conscious decisions each and every day that oftentimes are critical to our business. So we've got to be feeling good about our decision-making capabilities. So I came across this measuring stick a while ago, was shared with me, and I'm sharing it with you because I think it will serve you as well.


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It Comes Down to Values

So and it comes down to values. Ok, Roy Disney of the Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney's brother, was quoted as saying when your values are clear to you. Making decisions becomes easier. You say that one more time when your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.

Now, what are our values? Make sure we're on the same page. There are values to me are what's important to us, whether it has to do with personal or our business. How do we choose to live our lives? How do we choose to run our business? Those are our values, the things that are important to us.

So let's take a simple example here. And I'm oversimplifying this, but let's say I've got an opportunity to work with a partner or bring out a new product or service that has the potential to significantly increase our business. But it's going to require another 15 to 20 hours of work each and every week. Well, if my values have to do with success and achievement. This becomes a no brainer, of course, I'm going to do it. OK, but on the flip side, if my values are sent around my family and having quality time with them, having the freedom of my time, and I've got this opportunity that's going to take time away from them and eliminate some of my freedom. Well, then the decision also becomes pretty easy. Right. So do you see how you can use this to help you make decisions that you're going to feel good about? When we're presented with these decisions, if we start by measuring them against our values, oftentimes we can make the decision.

Now, it's really important to keep in mind that there are a lot of different models out there for making decisions. This is one it is a very simple one, and it's one that I like to start with, OK, because if it's simple and it makes the decision really easy for me, great, then I don't need to go to some other decision-making model.

So I have found that using this makes me feel a lot more confident in the decisions that I'm making and it eliminates that stress and pressure that often accompanies decision making. So keep in mind, it's not always going to work, but I think it is a great place to start when you're looking at making decisions measure them against your values. And if you can make the decision, then cool, you don't need to worry about it.


So I hope that this tip serves you like it has served me. I guess the next decision that you need to make is whether you're actually going to use this and try it. So I'm going to leave you to it. I really appreciate you taking the time to tune in. I am Tim Fitzpatrick with Rialto Marketing. And if you want to gain clarity on where to focus your marketing efforts right now to get the best return, pop on over to our website at That's R-I-A-L-T-O Just click on it and get a free consultation button. Guarantee you'll get a ton of value from it. We will help you push through any marketing roadblocks that you have so that you have clarity on where you need to focus your efforts next. Again, thanks so much for tuning in. Till next time, take care.

About the author, Tim Fitzpatrick

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