Recovering Corpoholics

Ep 19 - Make Hard Decisions Easy Using the DRIVE Decision Method

January 26, 2022 Felicia Serano-Shtivelman Season 1 Episode 19
Recovering Corpoholics
Ep 19 - Make Hard Decisions Easy Using the DRIVE Decision Method
Show Notes

This week, we are going to talk about how to make big decisions seem easy and simple using the DRIVE Decision model.

For a template of this model and to find the full show notes to this episode, go to

As we go through life, our values, goals and priorities change. And when that happens, we are sometimes faced at a crossroad that calls for us to make a difficult decision (i.e., should I change careers, should I quit my job, etc.?). 

These big decisions can be tough as they impact not only our lives, but also the lives of those around us.  

So how can you make these big decisions seem simple and easy? Keep listening!

So last week, we talked about 8 great tips to help us become more effective decision makers. The one tip I am going to drill down on is tip #4.

Tip #4 I gave was to make a pros/cons list as when we have a big decision to make, we can sometimes get lost in all the details and scenarios running in our heads. So, to avoid getting lost in the options, it’s so helpful to create a pros and cons for each choice and compare. 

But sometimes a pros/cons list doesn’t do it. Sometimes we forget to incorporate our values, what’s important to us, what skills we have, our level of motivation, our fears to overcome, etc. Pros and Cons are just the beginning. 

And that is why I created the DRIVE Decision Model. Again, go to now to find a free downloadable template with the DRIVE Decision Model that you can save and use for when you have those big Decisions to make. 

So, I already explained this is different than just a normal pros/cons list but let me explain more about it. 

DRIVE stands for the following: 

  1. Determine the outcome you want to achieve from making the decision
  2. Research your options
  3. Identify your best choice
  4. Validate against your values and main outcome desired
  5. Envision it like it’s already happened

 Now let me explain each step.

Find the Full Show Notes Here.