# Core Belief Worksheet Beck

If you read Core Belief Worksheets, then you’ve read the works of Cisco consultant David Beck. It is interesting to note that many of the “worksheets” contain a series of questions and several scenarios, each of which, in turn, requires the user to answer yes or no to a series of questions, thus creating the “decision” for the task at hand. Read on to discover how you can use a Core Belief Worksheet to create a “situation” and determine whether or not the business decision-making process is working in your company.

First, the core belief worksheet is like a Venn diagram. Any question, scenario, or action is represented by one or more circles that touch the intersection of two other circles. If you’re familiar with the idea of x-axis vs. y-axis, then the core belief worksheet provides an interactive Venn diagram, which allows you to take the intersection of two circles and ask the user to either “agree”disagree” with that action. For example, one circle would represent the positive reaction of the users to “accept” the business decision, while the other circle would represent the negative reaction of the users to the same actions.

Here’s an example using the core belief worksheet that you can use to demonstrate this concept: Suppose you are looking at a Core Belief Worksheet, where the question is, “Do I have control over my stress?” You look at the action circle and look at the intersection of the two circles to find that the individual is a “yes.” This is where the business decision process begins.

Now, let’s apply this concept to the situation of a situation vs. x-axis graph. First, observe that the situation and the x-axis overlap, giving the user the opportunity to make a decision based on a situation instead of a x-axis. Note that the situation and the x-axis both represent “shoulds,” and therefore, by using a Core Belief Worksheet, the user can decide that “should” instead of “is.” Thus, the user can change the “should” from “is” to “is not.”

Here’s an example using the Core Belief Worksheet that you can use to demonstrate this concept: Suppose you are looking at a Core Belief Worksheet, where the question is, “What should I do about my customer?” You look at the action circle and look at the intersection of the two circles to find that the individual is a “yes.”

Now, let’s apply this concept to the situation vs. x-axis graph. First, observe that the situation and the x-axis overlap, giving the user the opportunity to make a decision based on a situation instead of a x-axis.