On showers and big decisions

Norm Brodsky is a serial entrepreneur – one of those who has a knack of building one successful business after another.

Being a man of action, Norm knew he was regularly guilty of rushing into decisions on impulse. A few businesses and many bad decisions later, he came up with a simple idea – he would never take a major decision without thinking about it during a shower. He communicated this to all his employees and business partners.

The important catch here is that he could only shower after work at night and before work in the morning. So, EVERY major decision was given atleast a night’s thought. Norm’s characteristic entrepreneurial streak combined with his ‘shower and decide’ discipline were, of course, an unstoppable combination.

How often do we jump into decisions without giving them thought? Maybe the ‘shower and decide’ strategy could work well for us as well.