How To Make The Right Decision When Your Gut And Logic Don’t Agree

Today’s episode is inspired by a question sent in by Harold, who’s wrestling with how to make the best choice when your gut and logic disagree.

I think we’ve all been in a situation where something looked really great on paper but, for whatever reason, we couldn’t shake that funny feeling that said, “Something about this just isn’t right.”

Logic can sometimes lead us to a starkly different conclusion than our intuition. And when those two forces are in conflict, naturally we feel torn and confused.

Sometimes, going with your gut is more than a snap decision. Click To Tweet

While I’m a person who relies heavily on intuition, experience has taught me that it’s wise to have a series of questions to work through, especially when emotions are running high and the pressure is intense.

You’re about to learn 5 smart questions to ask (and answer) when logic and your intuition don’t agree.

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Addicted To Work? Here’s How To Not Miss Your Life

Gosh, when today’s question came in — it was something I could really relate to.

It’s about wrestling with your deep desire to create and produce, contribute your unique gifts to the world (i.e. WORK!) and honor the small voice in your heart that that whispers, “Don’t be such a workaholic that you miss out on what truly matters. Life is short.”

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. ~ Annie Dillard Click To Tweet

It’s a topic I revisit often, in my thoughts and conversations. While I don’t claim to have it all figured out…

There are 4 distinct, very doable practices that can help you honor your drive to produce and help you stay out of unhealthy work addiction so you don’t end-up ripping through life, left with only a pile of regrets at the end of your days.  

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Decision Detox: How Making Less Choices Gives You More Freedom

Have you ever walked into a restaurant with a ginormous menu and felt frozen in indecision, like “Aaahg! Too many choices…I have no idea what to get. Don’t want to pick the wrong thing!”

Or been given carte blanche by your significant other, “I’ll take you wherever you want to go. We can go wherever you want — anywhere at all! Just name it,” as you flail around in your head and fail to come up with a good answer.

Or, how about looking at your mile-long to do list and getting totally overwhelmed by all the different things you could work on right now, only to waste hours trying to figure it out.

Limited choices in your day can lead to limitless freedom in your life. Click To Tweet

Welcome to the strange and often anxiety inducing, energy-draining land of limitless choice!

In today’s episode, you’ll learn about the power of a decision detox and how to give yourself an immediate boost in clarity, creativity and overall energy.

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Make Better Decisions: 3 Steps To Decide What’s Right For You

Last week, I did four interviews to support the launch of this year’s B-School program, and one question came up again and again. The essence of that question was this:

Marie, when you make big decisions– how do you do it? Who do you call to help you figure out the best thing to do? What’s your process?

Whether it’s deciding between ordering the kale salad or a tuscan panini, or deciding whether to make a bold move in your business — all of us face a million choices every day.

The more you love your decisions, the less you need others to love them. Anonymous Click To Tweet

Big choices. Small choices. And many seemingly “insignificant” choices. As you know, every decision we make helps shape our reality. Compounded over a lifetime, those decisions create our ultimate destiny.

So what’s the key to being a great decision maker? What’s the “secret” to always knowing the best thing to do? Well, I can tell you one thing not to do.

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Why I Happily Walked Away From A Million Dollars

Have you ever let go of something pretty good in order to create something truly great?

Whether it was leaving a good-enough job, a comfortable relationship or even closing down a profitable business…

Sometimes the only way to get what you really want in life is to leave behind the sure thing you already have.

It takes courage to begin something, but it can take even more to end it. Click To Tweet

For many, success can be a trickier trap than failure.

After all, if nothing’s really “wrong” — why not just keep a good thing going? Shouldn’t we just keep our head down and be grateful for what we have?

Not always.

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