In Behind Gold Doors-Nine Crucial Elements to Achieve Good-Enough Contentment I discuss how to achieve what I term "good-enough" contentment in your life. The book is a story about Ty, who seemed to have it all, then one day it all changed. At the end of his rope, Ty had a chance encounter with a quirky old woman who brought him on a journey to discover the nine crucial elements of good-enough contentment and helped him put a plan in place to fill his contentment gaps. His outlook on life changed forever as a result of him thinking through each of the contentment areas, re-aligning his expectations to think in terms of good-enough, and creating a prioritized plan to work towards good-enough contentment. If you haven't read the book yet I recommend you pick it up :-).
As a parallel to the book, I developed an excel spreadsheet to help you define good-enough goals and work towards those goals. The Nine Crucial Elements to Achieve Good-Enough Contentment Assessment includes a decision-making grid to help you evaluate two decision alternatives using the nine good-enough elements. By looking at a big decision, i.e. taking a new job versus staying at a current job, using the nine good-enough elements, you will be able to more holistically evaluate your alternatives and make a better decision. You can download the spreadsheet which you should use after reading the book.
Back to my decision to leave Microsoft. I used the decision-making grid to confirm to myself whet
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