; Life is like champagne......: 10-10-10 by Suzy Welch

Thursday, April 16, 2009

10-10-10 by Suzy Welch

I admit it, I have made decisions regarding my family and my own life that I have regretted. Many of them I wish I could have taken back. I often find myself stating that you only have one life to live and to make the best of it. Hence I wished I had some sort of way to look at decisions and how they would effect me. Enter 10-10-10 by Suzy Welch.

We are all busy with every day tasks with stress and time often ruling how we make our decisions. 10-10-10 by Suzy Welch gives you the tools to help you think through the choices and determine how the decision would impact your life immediately, in the short term, and over a long period of time.

Suzy Welch is a mother of four and a columnist for BusinessWeek and O, The Oprah Magazine. What I love about her book is that it provides me with a decision-making practice that is simple and methods to remove the emotion and uncertainty from decision-making. Using 10-10-10 changes how I make choices, both big and small.

I believe in consistency, especially when it comes to raising children. Mixed signals can cause problems and children look for a routine. The book 10-10-10 by Suzy Welch takes consistency to a different level where for every decision, all you need to do is consider your options and their consequences in ten minutes, ten months, and ten years, and then compare them to your own set of values. As a Mom, is gives me the ability to think things through in a time line, explain them clearly to others, prepare for the consequences of their decisions, and feel confident about their choices. I had always thought that there was only so much you could do to teach your child to make the right decisions when you are not there to guide them, in the end it is all up to them. After reading this book, I feel I can make more of a contribution to this, having a trust with my child and teaching her to make the good decisions on their own.
10-10-10 by Suzy Welch is a very good read and a great tool to use in guiding you to make decisions in your life.
This review was written for Mom Central.

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