Posts tagged decision-making
"I don't have time!" What if 'Busy' Isn't the Problem?

“I’m so busy!” is a cry we often hear when we, or someone else, hasn’t done the thing we thought they were going to do. It’s easy to decry time as if it’s the enemy of getting things done, yet we still do stuff, just perhaps not those things we think we should be doing. What if there’s no such thing as ‘busy’? And what if knowing this will help us do more of the things we want and less of those we don’t?

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The Ultimate Answer to Every ‘how to’ Question

What’s the difference between a simple question that we google or that we ask a friend and move on, and those thorny questions that we chew around in our head for a long time, ask people for advice on, and yet never move forward? Let’s look at a practical solution…

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Why You’ll Never Find the ‘Perfect’ Information (no matter how hard you search)

We’re so used to being bombarded with the ‘right’ way to do things (eat, sleep, exercise, work, parent, teach…) that we think the solution is always to look for more information. What if there was an easier way? And a more effective way…?

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Comparison-itis: Do You Feel Less Than Adequate When You Look at Other People? (And What to Do About It)

“I feel like an imposter!” said my client, and that one phrase took us into a deep dive on comparison-itis, why we do it and what to do instead. (oh yes, we took a side-step with some puppy stories ;-)). Enjoy.

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Where in Your Life Are You Over-Analyzing? (chickens and eggs and feeling less stressed)

Vera came to me with a big problem about her colleague and a project they were both working on. Here’s how it looked to her, and here’s where I found a solution in a different place…

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Imaginary Dragons and the Pointlessness of Fighting Them

Ellen told me all the reasons she didn’t want to live in London. And all of them sounded plausible! But what if we can lift our restrictions so that it doesn’t matter where we live, but we don’t have to be limited by things that don’t exist.

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When Things Don't Go the Way We Want and Why (Sometimes) It Feels like a Big Deal

Sometimes things don’t go the way we want, and it doesn’t bother us. And sometimes it does. A lot! Here’s why that happens and what we can do about it…

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Worst Advice Ever? Scenario Planning, Game of Thrones Style

Should you live life hedging your bets, acting as if everyone is your enemy, or free-flowing, like the swallows in flight outside my window? Let’s have a look what advice Game of Thrones has to offer…

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My Korean Restaurant Dilemma and What It Has to Do with Problem Solving

When we think we need to figure out a solution to a problem, it looks like there’s a lot on ‘us’. But when we see that there are infinite levels of solutions and we simply need to widen our vision, we see problems in an entirely different way…

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