Even the smartest people can get tied into knots when making big decisions. Get the tools to move through decisions with less stress and more clarity. Join Stanford Decision Engineer and Coach Michelle Florendo for a comprehensive and systematic way of untangling every decision - no matter how big or small. New to the podcast? - Dip into Season 1 for why this podcast exists and the first few pilot season episodes - Binge Season 2 for tips on how to untangle an upcoming big decision - Check out Season 3 for how to navigate emotions in the decision process - Stay tuned for Season 4 launching in summer 2022 For more about Michelle's work, visit http://michelleflorendo.com
In this episode, Michelle talks about what a decision is and what it is not, while dispelling some commonly held misconceptions about decisions.
Decisions are actions you take to influence the future.
Decisions are not:
- just about picking, they are also about process
- about what is outside of your control, they are about where you have agency
- about the past, they are forward looking
- one and done, they occur over time, in s...
In this episode Michelle shares what's at the root of decision paralysis and offers up tips on how to save time and energy in the decision making process
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- The quality of a decision is separate and distinct from the quality of the outcome
When facing big decisions, even the smartest people can get tied into knots. But it doesn't have to be that way. Hi, I'm Michelle Florendo. I studied decision engineering at Stanford and over the past 15 years, I've helped hundreds of people navigate complex decisions in their professional and personal lives.
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We need to stop thinking that the best decisions are ones made in an emotional vacuum. There's a cost to ignoring how we feel. At best we leave useful data on the table. But at worst,
- we waste time beholden to emotions that do have a powerful hold over us
- we make decisions that deliver on the opposite of what we actually want
- we exhaust ourselves by only using a portion of the brainpower that we could possibly be using.
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