Flip a Coin

The other day I was taking a business course, on hiring and interviewing, and the teacher shared something that I thought would be useful in so many circumstances and environments, not just in business.

   It was during the Q&A section at the end of the workshop and someone asked Joe, the COO teaching the class, how he decides which candidate to hire when several are qualified and meet the other requirements he’s looking for too.

All of his answer was great advice but I’m going to skip to the last piece that I think could be useful to all of us in many scenarios:

Joe said that when all else fails he flips a coin. 

   yeah, I had a similar response too.

But what he went on to say was pure gold.

Joe said that, after he gets down to two possible choices and then flips a coin and after doing so, he looks at who won the toss and sees how it makes him feel.

   “The feeling you get will tell you how you really feel about the decision in the first place”, he said.

So, if you feel relieved you know; and if you feel disappointed, you know.

I thought it was a great approach and I can’t wait for a scenario in which to try it. 🙂

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Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo
Founding Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts

About Grandmaster Stephen J. Del Castillo: Grandmaster Del Castillo is the founding Master Instructor of Krav Maga Martial Arts and has been empowering lives in Pasco and Hillsborough Counties since October of 2000. He is a 7th degree Blackbelt, MBA, author, mentor and success coach, a US Army Veteran and a proud father and grandfather. He is married to Ms. Barbara Del Castillo who helps him run the school. Grand Master Del Castillo began his training in the early 80’s and has high level blackbelts in Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Premier Martial Arts and Krav Maga Martial Arts as well as experience in kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do and Jiujitsu. He has high level instructor certifications from BBSI, IKMF, and KMG and has been featured in numerous Martial Arts publications and also Success magazine. He was a competitive sport karate and American Kickboxing instructor until he enlisted in the US Army where he served in the 82nd Airborne Division, where he won an Army Green to Gold scholarship and proceeded to ROTC and the University of Tampa. He was commissioned in 1992 and went on to serve in Germany with the 3rd Infantry Division and then in several other posts in the US until he left military service to pursue his dream of creating KMMA in 2000.

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