5 Ways to Think Quickly When Making a Business Decision

Have you ever missed an opportunity because you couldn’t make a decision? What if that one opportunity could have changed your life? Why not take a chance instead of considering what could have been?

Making business decisions can be a challenging task, particularly for those who are new to the world of real estate investing. We also encounter situations in everyday life that require us to make decisions. Some are simple, while others will occasionally present complex challenges. The decisions that appear to be the most challenging are often the ones that call for the most in-depth consideration. As you may soon know, good decision-making is a skill that must be mastered and with the current level of uncertainty in the world, you will benefit from quick thinking.

Informed and rational decisions are essential in running a successful business, so don’t be afraid to ask for help when needed. When you’re under pressure, making decisions can be difficult, however, there are ways to think quickly and still make the right call. Here are five ways to help you make the best decision, as quickly as possible in any situation.

1. Remember that time is money. 

Every second that is wasted could cost a company in terms of lost productivity and missed opportunities. Making a business decision is no easy task: you have to weigh the pros and cons of each option, consider the risks and potential rewards, and try to predict the future. It can be tempting to put off a decision in order to gather more information, but remember that your time is money. Every decision you make impacts your future, that’s why you should always look for ways to improve your productivity. Use your time wisely, and make every second count because it’s precious, and once it’s gone, you can never get it back.

2. Limit your options; draw a line between good and bad decisions. 

Business decisions are often difficult to make. Sometimes, we allow ourselves to get bogged down in the details of a decision when we should be focused on the bigger picture. When it comes to business decisions, it’s important to draw a hard line between the good options and the bad ones. There’s no point in wasting time debating whether a particular choice is the absolute best option; if it’s not good for you, then it’s not worth considering. The good choices are those that will help you achieve your goals, and the bad choices are those that will hold you back. By making a clear distinction between the two, you can simplify your decision-making process and avoid getting caught up in endless deliberations. By using this strategy, you’ll be able to make better judgments for both your company and yourself.

3. Run it by a team member.

When you make decision-making collaborative, your team will feel empowered at the beginning of every project. Your team members might have more creative and effective ways to accomplish a task than you do, even though you have a clear idea of how you want things to be done.

You can successfully lead your team if you have a better grasp of their abilities. By allowing them to work on tasks and projects that play to their strengths, you can give them more chances to shine. Since your team will develop through trying new things, be open to innovative thinking. Making it clear that you want them to “think outside the box”, this will allow them to embrace creative problem-solving and accomplish goals.

4. Create a system and framework for making decisions.

When a business encounters a series of common decisions it is best to create a business process and framework to support making those decisions in the most effective way possible.  This can include standardizing the inputs and setting thresholds for “Go/No-Go”.  An example in our business is evaluating a ratio like a Cash-on-Cash (COC) Ratio.  Moving forward with projects that meet a specific threshold and adjusting or discarding those projects that don’t meet a set threshold.

5. Listen to your gut feeling.

In business, we are constantly faced with difficult questions. Should we invest in this new product? Should we hire this candidate? Should we pursue this new opportunity?

Consider pausing before making a business decision if you have a strong gut feeling about it. Ask thoughtful questions and consult with mentors who offer sincere guidance based on their personal experiences. Investigate other businesses that have made comparable choices. Look at the evidence from your own experience as well, analyze your choices, and MAKE A DECISION!.

Knowing what to do can be challenging, but if you take the time to listen to your gut, you’ll be able to make decisions that align with your deepest desires and intentions. Your gut feeling is a powerful tool in business decision-making. You may make decisions that are consistent with your values and objectives if you pay attention to them. Time and time again, history has shown us that the best business decisions are made when we trust our intuition. So don’t second-guess yourself – go with your gut, and watch your business decisions pay off.


It’s essential to have a procedure in place so that you can make decisions quickly and with greater quality. The ability to think on your feet will help you make better decisions when under pressure and when faced with unexpected challenges. We hope that these 5 ways would be a great help as you think more strategically about making important business decisions. 

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