said 8 months, 1 week ago:
It’s one of those little extra things you can throw up to see if there’s any response, change it up a bit, tweak it, and throw it back up with a new twist… just to see what happens, lol. It’s just such a cool tool… that can be used in so many different ways… with so many different subjects… that I’m definitely going to look for ways to put it to use.
One thing I’m going to do… is explain what a great personal decision tree tool it is. I mentioned Richard Bolles’ handwritten decision tree… I use it a lot when trying to prioritize a list of 10 or less items that I think I love all equally, lol. But I can only do one thing at a time or do one thing first. Gotta pick one, lol.
So I’m finding this tool is great for that… just me and my list of “thangs” that I need to prioritize. It quickly helps me choose between two ideas at a time… and my number one priority just auto-magically rises to the top… lots quicker than doing it on paper with Richard, lol. Here’s Richard’s little handwritten Priority Grid, just in case you don’t have it:
Make a numbered list of 10 items you need to prioritize, then go through this grid circling your choice between each of the two paired items, e.g., choose between 1 and 2, 1 and 3, 1 and 4 and so on. Add your totals at the end and you’ll have your prioritized list.
12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 110 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 210 34 35 36 37 38 39 310 45 46 47 48 49 410 56 57 58 59 510 67 68 69 610 78 79 710 89 810 910
The online Princeton priority dealy just lets you do this faster, typing in your choices, then running you through this system auto-magically. I love it!