MAKE A DECISION, OR DIE
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MAKE A DECISION, OR DIE

Making a wrong decision is fine. Not making one, is death.

When we started X Agency two years ago, it was only my friend Khin and I working out of my living room. Our office was a 4×6 dining table littered with client notes and dozens of empty diet coke cans. We took client calls in the bedroom and had to shut all the windows hoping that clients didn’t hear the cars buzzing by.

I knew that if we were to grow, we couldn’t continue this facade. Clients would drop us in a heartbeat and no new hire would ever come on board.

We needed an office space.

If you didn’t know, you’re forced to sign your life away to a 3 year lease. On top of that, we needed to buy an estimated $30,000 worth of office equipment.

I wasn’t taking a salary when we started. I also had two mortgages to pay and a stack of monthly bills I had to account for.

Making the decision to get an office space wasn’t easy – but it was necessary.

Being Decisive

Most people are afraid of making decisions – that’s human nature. Instead of focusing on what good might come from it, we focus on the, “what if it fails” part of it. That part paralyzes most people and they end up doing absolutely nothing.

I’ve realized that the most successful people in the world are decisive. They analyze the situation, look at the pros and cons – and make a decision.

The way I (and you) can do it is simple.

  • Analyze the situation
  • Make a list of pros and cons
  • Consult with people who have been in your shoes
  • Don’t ask your friends and family, they’ll most
    likely tell you no
  • Go with your gut
  • Decide

The Office Space

Even when everyone around me told me to wait a little longer, I took the plunge. We signed a lease for somewhere around $2200 a month. We also bought furniture for somewhere around $30,000.

The decision was the right one.

We were able to hire more people, acquire more clients and work in a more professional setting.

Making the wrong decision never worried me. Making a wrong decision is fine.

Not making one, is death.

When we started X Agency two years ago, it was only my friend Khin and I working out of my living room. Our office was a 4×6 dining table littered with client notes and dozens of empty diet coke cans. We took client calls in the bedroom and had to shut all the windows hoping that clients didn’t hear the cars buzzing by.

I knew that if we were to grow, we couldn’t continue this facade. Clients would drop us in a heartbeat and no new hire would ever come on board.

We needed an office space.

If you didn’t know, you’re forced to sign your life away to a 3 year lease. On top of that, we needed to buy an estimated $30,000 worth of office equipment.

I wasn’t taking a salary when we started. I also had two mortgages to pay and a stack of monthly bills I had to account for.

Making the decision to get an office space wasn’t easy – but it was necessary.

Being Decisive

Most people are afraid of making decisions – that’s human nature. Instead of focusing on what good might come from it, we focus on the, “what if it fails” part of it. That part paralyzes most people and they end up doing absolutely nothing.

I’ve realized that the most successful people in the world are decisive. They analyze the situation, look at the pros and cons – and make a decision.

The way I (and you) can do it is simple.

  • Analyze the situation
  • Make a list of pros and cons
  • Consult with people who have been in your shoes
  • Don’t ask your friends and family, they’ll most likely tell you no
  • Go with your gut
  • Decide

The Office Space

Even when everyone around me told me to wait a little longer, I took the plunge. We signed a lease for somewhere around $2200 a month. We also bought furniture for somewhere around $30,000.

The decision was the right one.

We were able to hire more people, acquire more clients and work in a more professional setting.

Making the wrong decision never worried me. Making a wrong decision is fine.

Not making one, is death.

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