How to Make DecisionsWritten by Gary E. Cain
How to Make Decisions Gary E. Cain Author http://dollarsforever.com
PROBLEM CATEGORIES: Removal of something present, but not desired Attainment of something absent, but desired TYPES OF PROBLEMS 1. Human problems People problems are by far, most difficult to solve; diplomacy and good judgment are required to work out personnel problems in a smooth, seamless manner. 2. Systems problems Something happens that affects how people, things, and processes work together.
3. Economic problems The typical economic problem faced by offices is that too much money is being spent for amount of output resulting. REMEMBER there are sometimes controllable and uncontrollable variables to a problem—the problem solver should only be concerned with controllable variables—since nothing can be done about uncontrollable variables. Use creative thinking as a means of devising problem solving solutions. Ø Brainstorming is a very good procedure to find possible solutions. Ask yourself what is present situation or condition that does not equal or agree with my objective? STEPS TO DECISION-MAKING: 1. Recognize problem (symptoms only vs. actual problem) 2. Define problem Decide what is main issue.
Thinks You Should Know Before You Bid On A BusinessWritten by Sandi Razman
Whatever your reason for going out on your own, you must keep your reason in forefront of your mind. If you forget your reason for starting your own home business, you will not be working for yourself for long. Self-motivation is key to success when you start a home-based business. You need to possess ability to push yourself ahead. Your drive and determination will be reinforced with every new sale. Remember --- your own business is a lot like a real job. Some people go to work to play, some go to socialize, and others --- most often those who are paid in a commission or tip environment --- go to work to work and to make money. When you work for yourself, your salary is directly proportional to your productivity. In every home business, there are certain processes that we do over and again, please factor in most important element concerning cost of your promotions. What element is that? Your time! Value your time at a certain dollar amount, and figure in your time into cost of your promotional accounting. Because too many promoters lose sight of this concept and spend 20 hours to generate one sale while using free advertising.