Friday, August 20, 2004

The Power to Decide

Well it’s official! My first e-Book is written and published. Clients, friends and colleagues have forever been asking me to write a short, sweet, to the point quick read to remind them of some of the principles and concepts we work on. Finally I relented. As it was pointed out to me so eloquently, “You can’t be shadowing everyone all in one fell swoop. And we all want a 'piece of you', so it’s only right you should create a guide to keep us on track when you can’t be around.”

‘The Power to Decide: An Executive’s Guide to Conquering a Chaotic Day’ was born. That’s how most of my clients and friends who are executives describe their day….chaotic and insane. If one concept in this guide helps them take back control, then it’s worth it. That was my raison d’ĂȘtre for doing this.

Writing it wasn’t as easy as you might think as I had to think of the key concepts that would keep old clients on track and give possible new clients a taste of what we might cover when I would work with them. It’s a reminder to make that decision and feel how powerful saying ‘yes’ or ‘no’ is, even if it’s just opening an email. It’s deciding to be in control of the day rather than reactive to it. How many find themselves reacting to one situation after another and before they know it, the day is gone and everything they intended to happen flew out the window? Is anyone not nodding yes to that question?

A book doesn’t have to be long to be powerful. All it needs to do is spark a desire to change something that isn’t presently working for you and give you that bit of insight to do it. What is even more powerful is what you choose to do with those insights.

Stay tuned for the next one which will delve more into choices and their consequences and, as I’ve also been asked for time and time again, perhaps an e-course is on its way as well. Time will tell.

Wishing you the best!
Donna Karlin

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