Suzy Welch was recently interviewed on her “10-10-10” decision making strategy. Here are two questions from the interview that get at the heart of things:
What exactly is 10-10-10?
It’s a way of looking at dilemmas that have no easy answer and assessing the consequences of your options in 10 minutes, 10 months, and 10 years and bringing to bear on them your authentic values — how you want to live, who you want to be, and who you want to spend time with. When you put your options and your values together like this, you can make decisions in a way that allows you to create a life of your own making instead of your life living you.
How is 10-10-10 any different from any other time management/resource allocation strategy, like, say, Timothy Ferriss’s The 4-Hour Workweek?
The difference is that 10-10-10 is a decision-making process. The 4-Hour Work Week is just about time management.