Do you struggle with making quick decisions? Are you stuck in analysis paralysis when it comes to your personal life or your business?
Decision making skills are so important when it comes to growing your business. You have to be able to trust yourself and know that you are doing the right thing. And you also have to be willing to accept your mistakes as a stepping stone for growth.
IE 198: How Quick Decision Making Skills are Linked to Self-Trust with Amira Alvarez
Today we will talk about how to make quick decisions and how to allow those decisions to push you forward, no matter the outcome.
My guest today is Amira Alvarez.
Amira is the founder and CEO of The Unstoppable Woman, a coaching company that helps women find financial freedom and become unstoppable in all areas of their lives. She is also the host of The Unstoppable Woman Podcast.
Decision Making in Business
Decision making is something that comes up all the time when you are running a business. You have a thousand and one decisions to make each day, from content creation to captions to calls-to-action, and on and on.
If you don’t know how to make decisions for yourself and your business, you will be stuck. You’ll be spending way too much time and energy trying to make any decision, big or small.
Growing your business and reaching your goals can either be done over a long period of time or you can close the gap on time. Closing that gap will help you to experience wins and successes early.
If you take a long time to make decisions, for whatever reason, it takes you longer to actually achieve your goals. This affects not only your business but also your motivation.
Mistakes Create Growth
The fear of making a mistake is what commonly stops people from making decisions.
We have been taught that it is hugely problematic to makes mistakes. We are afraid that there will be massive consequences if we make mistakes.
The problem is that you cannot grow in your business or personally if you do not make mistakes. The whole point of life is to grow into more. You cannot do that with the level of expertise and knowledge that you currently have.
Stepping out and risking things is what brings growth.
If you can make a decision and experience results, whether those results are what you wanted or not, you get to decide what that means for you. It can either mean that you are a failure and terrible at what you do, or it can mean that you are just constantly growing.
Your inner critics are just your excuses to stay where you are and not continue growing. You have to try things in order to know if they are going to work.
Accepting The Highs and Lows
In order to grow in business, your mindset has to be right. Your growth in business is 80% mindset, 20% tactics.
Amira jumped from $138k to $700k in one year. The difference? Her mindset.
Having a 7-figure business doesn’t mean that Amira gets to sit back and not make any decisions. She is still testing and tweaking her business and her programs. There are always course-corrections taking place.
You can’t fail if you keep making decisions that propel you forward.
Your entrepreneurial journey is like a roller coaster ride. You have to be okay with the highs and the lows because both are taking you closer to your goal.
When you think about your goals, find out who the person is that is living those goals. Find out what your next growth stage is. You have to take the risk to pursue that and step into the next stage of your life.
Making Quick Gut-Reaction Decisions
You have to train yourself to make decisions quickly.
This doesn’t mean you are flippant with your decisions. You have to learn how to read yourself and know your intuition.
There will always be reasons you shouldn’t make a decision, but you have to learn how to listen to your gut and do what you know to be true.
Amira has a 7-figure business, not because she has never made a mistake, but because she HAS. She once made a $30,000 mistake. But knowing what it feels like to have those “red flag moments” has helped to save her millions of dollars in her business.
You cannot learn what those gut feelings are like unless you practice them.
Amira has a free Investment Decision Matrix to help you practice decision making. Intuition is important, but understanding the decision matrix is equally important.
Desire Is Positive
So how do you know the difference between fear that is telling you not to move forward and fear that is telling you to keep going and be courageous?
It takes practice. You have to learn from your mistakes. Every decision is a good decision if you know that you will grow from it.
Desire is positive. If you really want something, you cannot suppress or delay it. Desire is the way that life calls you forward and causes growth inside of you.
Managing Your Mind
Amira has a morning routine that started 3-4 years ago.
She used to wake up with anxiety, feeling like she wasn’t good enough. She would take a yellow notepad and write. She started using a mindset sequence to help clear her mind.
Now Amira studies every morning. She will read something that helps her in the way she perceives the world and herself. Studying helps Amira know how to manage her mind, and that helps her to achieve her goals.
You have to continue growing in your awareness in order to grow your business and reach new opportunities.
The top 3 books Amira recommends for studying are:
Amira is very active on Facebook and has a Facebook group for women in business. You can also listen to her podcast, or check out The Unstoppable Woman Summit to learn more about showing up and growing your business in a beautiful community of other women.