Could You Have Made This Decision So Quickly?

How to make good decisions?


This article is a short story about a very quick decision. This is a pattern I am noticing more and more with clients. Once they understand what works for them personally and they understand how they make good decisions. Even the bigger decisions can be made faster and more effectively.

Lisa Hancock Part 2 Curly Canine Care

How to make a good decision

Part 1 we talked about how helping this lady was a walk in the park where Lisa shares how she generated 14 new clients in just 4 months.

So you can imagine my surprise when coaching Lisa one day she decides she needs to re-locate her business after just 4 months. This young lady is a great example of what can happen when you know how to make good decisions that work for you.


It would have been so easy to try to talk her out of it. But as a clean language facilitator it is my role to listen, ask questions that help her to make a good decision for herself.

Here is Lisa’s story part 2:

“My business Curly Canine Care had been up and running in Southampton since July 2013: initially the priority was getting my head around how I would organise my time, accounts, paperwork and advertising. Within a few months I had a good grasp on the sort of things that worked and the things that didn’t.

This business had real potential and I quickly realised that this was a genuine long-term career option and something I could see myself doing for the foreseeable future.

Although business was going well, other parts of my life were seriously lacking: I thrive on a busy social life and after 4 years of university that was something I’d become accustomed to. I missed Plymouth and my friends so began to consider the possibilities of moving Curly Canine Care to Devon. It was a tough decision to leave my customers as I’d become very attached to the dogs (and their owners!) but I knew if I was going to move, it needed to be sooner rather than later. I had what I needed in Plymouth to get going again – plenty of contacts via friends working in care, at the university and in local pet stores.  Plus I now had some glowing reviews on my website for new customers to refer to!

So in January of 2014 I moved house and re-located my business. I already have a new client and I will be popping back to Southampton to honour some holiday boarding that I had already committed too.

Now I am in Plymouth setting up my business for the second time –  but this time I am more confident, I have 6 months experience and I am able to appear more knowledgeable and professional to my customers. Hopefully it won’t be long until it really takes off!”

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How to make a good decision






Sheryl Andrews

Communication Coach

Giving you the tools to manage yourself, time and others