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Navigating Wedding Business Decisions: A Friendly Chat on Problem Solving and Decision Making

April 10, 2024

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Grab your favorite cup of joe, because today we’re diving deep into a topic that impacts every aspect of our lives: decision making. Today, we’re going to explore how every business decision has a ripple effect into our personal lives, the ins and outs of the decision-making process, and how to navigate the myriad influences that come into play, from emotions to personal values.

So, picture this: you’re in the midst of planning the perfect wedding, and suddenly, you’re faced with a crucial decision for your wedding business. Maybe it’s about pricing your services for next year, choosing the right vendors to collaborate with for an editorial shoot, or even deciding on your brand’s direction. You might think it’s just a business matter, but here’s the truth – every decision you make professionally has a direct impact on your personal life.

In a recent podcast episode, our guest Lara Johnson shed light on the intricate relationship between business decisions and personal well-being. Lara emphasizes that mastering the art of decision making is not just about what’s best for your business, but also what’s best for you as an individual.

Let’s break down the decision-making process! Lara highlights that it’s not always about following a linear path from problem to solution. In fact, decision making is more like a dance, where you’re constantly navigating through a myriad of factors – from data and logic to gut feelings and intuition.

As early-stage entrepreneurs, it’s crucial for us to hone our problem-solving skills. But here’s the thing – problem solving isn’t just about finding the right answer; it’s about asking the right questions. Lara encourages us to dig deep and examine our motivations, fears, and aspirations. By understanding our own values and priorities, we can make decisions that align with our long-term goals.

Next, let’s talk about those pesky influences that often cloud our judgment – emotions and personal values. We’ve all been there – making decisions based on fear, guilt, or even peer pressure. Lara reminds us that it’s okay to acknowledge our emotions, but it’s essential to keep them in check when making business decisions. By taking a step back and examining the situation objectively, we can avoid falling into the trap of emotional decision making.

So, how do we incorporate these soft skills into our decision-making process? Lara suggests starting with self-awareness. Take the time to reflect on your strengths, weaknesses, and areas for growth. Surround yourself with a support network of mentors, peers, and friends who can offer valuable insights and perspective. If you’re seeking a supportive network of wedding professionals and other entrepreneurs to further develop your soft skills and become a master decision maker, I invite you to join our the Entrepreneur Encounter Circle, a soft skills membership community. Here, you’ll have access to tailored resources, expert guidance, and a supportive network of like-minded entrepreneurs.

Ultimately, mastering the art of decision making is an ongoing journey. It’s about embracing uncertainty, learning from mistakes, and staying true to yourself amidst the chaos of entrepreneurship. So, the next time you’re faced with a tough decision, remember – you’ve got this!

Here’s to making informed choices that not only drive our creative businesses forward but also enrich our lives personally. Cheers!

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