How Music Entrepreneurs Make Decisions: Play the Pain/Gain Game
What happens when you are faced with two appealing alternatives and you do
not know which one to chose?
festival offerings, graduate school acceptances and other training
opportunities are rolling in, our students are often faced with making choices
that affect their future. How does one decide, say, between going to New York
to embark on a freelance career or moving to a new city to join a training
competing graduate schools or other career opportunities?
You can even use
it for personal decisions like getting married, moving, changing jobs.
While there are
no "perfect" decisions and certainly no guarantees about the future,
it helps to play the Pain/Gain game.
approach is a way to evaluate the different factors involved in choosing
between two alternatives and considering not just the practical elements of,
say, a move to a new city but also the underlying emotional considerations. It
also provides a visual way to spotlight the costs and benefits of each