Tag Archives: examining options

Reality Check: Other People’s Choices

We make decisions—big and small—throughout our lives. Ideally, we would weigh pros and cons and choose the perfect win-win solution. Reality, however, often presents us with situations that offer no perfect option, yet we must still decide! If you’ve been … Continue reading

Posted in Choosing Behaviour | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Reality Check: Other People’s Choices

Reality Check: Urgency and Importance

As we approach the end of a second unusual year, people are making plans for the holidays. So much is so different now. There are decisions to make about gatherings, purchases, and traditions. How do you decide what to do? … Continue reading

Posted in Choosing Behaviour | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Reality Check: Urgency and Importance

Reality Check: I’d Rather Choose…

One of the tips from a popular money-management book entitled “The Smart Cookies” is something the authors refer to as the “Rather Factor.” It’s easy to forget a budget when we are faced with an appealing impulse purchase. After we’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Choosing Behaviour | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Reality Check: I’d Rather Choose…

Reality Check: When you tell yourself a story

“Like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again.” If you’re a Canadian folk song aficionado of a certain age, you may be humming that Stan Rogers song right now. The Mary Ellen Carter isn’t just a catchy tune; it tells a … Continue reading

Posted in Choosing Perspective | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Reality Check: When you tell yourself a story

Reality Check: Earning and Power

“It’s just a summer job to earn some money.” The young man on the flagging crew knows that his long hot days on the road are not his career. Cheerfully, he filled me in about the university program that will … Continue reading

Posted in Choosing Perspective | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Reality Check: Earning and Power

Reality Check: Opinions at Work

Last post, I introduced Kris and Ollie—two people with different opinions. There are many types of relationships where you can find differing opinions. Today, I’ll look at Kris and Ollie as coworkers. The two were getting along fine until one … Continue reading

Posted in Workplace | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Reality Check: Opinions at Work

Reality Check: Important! Read This Immediately!

The envelope looked like something from the government. It was that familiar brown kraft paper that we associate with official mailings. It even had a maple leaf logo printed on it that looked like a flag. The printing on the … Continue reading

Posted in Perception & Reality | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Reality Check: Important! Read This Immediately!

Reality Check: Choosing Your Lens

When we try on different glasses, it’s clear that the lens we use makes a huge difference in what we see. Some lenses make everything clearer; others muddy and distort. In these troubled times, some are looking through an exclusively … Continue reading

Posted in Choosing Perspective | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Reality Check: Choosing Your Lens

Reality Check: Adding Value

In the world of work, adding value is what you need to do if you want to keep your customers. Whether you are making a product or delivering a service, people only want to pay for value, don’t they? Customers … Continue reading

Posted in Choosing Behaviour | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Reality Check: Adding Value

Reality Check: Every Little Choice

Different stages of our lives bring the opportunity to make different life-changing decisions. Who to marry, where to live, what career to choose, where to work, what house to buy; those decisions, among others, can have significant consequences. Big choices … Continue reading

Posted in Control and Choice | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Reality Check: Every Little Choice