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Making Good Decisions

What do you do when you're at a crossroads?

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Trading Uncertainty for Desire

“Should” “Have to” “Try To” are all common phrases I catch myself saying. All of us do. We “want to”… “try to” be or do or accomplish something. Hidden in each of those phrases is the undercurrent of an alternative set of emotions: Shame, guilt, and self-doubt. When we find

Trading Uncertainty for Desire
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Right or Wrong

It's easy to get trapped in a holding pattern, looking at what you're supposed to do next through the lens of "Right" and "Wrong." Is this the right thing to do? Is this the wrong next step? Will this work? Will this not work? Caught in ideas and options... we

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Why do Intentions Matter?

Many people who are trying to grow are stuck in the "how." It's possible that this is because it is the easiest question to ask. When you see something you want to replicate, or you see something you want to achieve, your impulse is to ask them "how" they did

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Read this when you have a decision to make.

Decision making… You almost always have more time than you think. You don’t need to make a decision on that call, or to that email just yet. There is always another 24 hours to deliberate. Ask for it, or give it to yourself. Decision making… Is difficult to take

Read this when you have a decision to make.
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When Overwhelm Arrives

There’s a cloud above your head, and it’s a swirling mix of all of the things that you need to do, like conversations with yourself or others, and it’s repeating itself in such a way that’s leaving you paralyzed. Sometimes, you have such a concrete list

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Stop listening to your head

And start listening to your heart. I've gone off the deep end, haven't I? You're thinking, "OK David, sure, Live Laugh Love, and all that shit." But entertain the idea with me for a second. Think about a difficult choice you have to decide on right now in your life.

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Questions, Not Answers

What's more valuable, the question or an answer? The internet is filled with answers and people supplying them. This dynamic is a good thing and the literal fabric of what the web is based on (with Google being a question box to find answers). This has us seeking short cuts,

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Using Reality to Build Momentum

Have you ever seen Kitchen Nightmares? Gordon Ramsay, the famous chef, goes into mediocre restaurants to turn them around from the brink of failure. In every single episode, the restaurant owner is in denial about something. Let me give you an example of what typically happens… Ramsay: Chef, this bread

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Why you’re stuck in indecision.

The truth is most decisions are made in the past, and we're just continuing to follow through with them. Some of which are unconscious, set like guard rails that never allow us to go too fast, or never too far. These are our fears, our beliefs about who we are,