This is a subscriber-only article.

For a limited time, join Entrepreneur+ and save 50% during our Cyber Monday sale. Use code SAVE50.

Join Now

Already have an account?

Sign in
Entrepreneur Plus - Short White
For Subscribers

Struggling With Productivity? You Just Need to Give Yourself Fewer Options. How reducing decision options can lead to more efficient scheduling and enhanced performance.

By Aytekin Tank

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

It was time to plan our family vacation.

My wife had already chosen the destination. We'd bought our plane tickets, and our kids were thrilled. All that remained was booking a hotel and packing bags. I was tasked with the former, so I carved out an hour at the end of the day.

The search began with a pretty solid idea of what we were looking for (ocean views, comfortable beds, a good breakfast and not too pricey), but once I started scrolling through the booking site, options seemed to multiply exponentially. Did we want contemporary and cool or traditional and homey? Did we want a gym? Onsite restaurants? A daily kids' program? A pool?

Editor's Pick

Related Topics

Business Ideas

This Teacher Sells Digital Downloads for $10. Her Side Hustle Now Makes Six Figures a Month: 'It Seems Too Good to Be True, But It's Not.'

When one middle school teacher needed to make some extra income, she started a remote side hustle with no physical products and incredibly low overhead. Now she brings in six figures each month, and offers courses teaching others how to do the same.


Great Leaders Must Be Great Coaches — Here's How to Become One

To be a successful leader, you must become an expert in how to help others grow and develop. Here's a research-driven approach for entrepreneurial leaders to coach and effectively develop their teams.

Money & Finance

5 Financial Moves to Make While Interest Rates Are High

Here's what you should do and what you should avoid while interest rates are high.


'I Haven't Ticked All the Boxes Yet.' Hilary Duff Reveals Her Next Venture After More Than 2 Decades in the Spotlight — and the Surprisingly Relatable Key to Her Enduring Success

The actor talks entrepreneurship, secrets to success and her latest role as chief brand director for Below 60°, a product line of air fragrances.


Google Is About to Delete Inactive Accounts. Here's How to Avoid A Massive Gmail Bounce Rate.

Google will start deleting inactive accounts soon. For businesses like yours, that means many Gmail contacts will probably bounce. Here's how you can avoid that – and keep your business emails landing in the inbox.