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Decision Making

You can’t keep up

I feel guilty. I feel guilty about the unread books sitting on my bookshelf. I feel guilty about the podcasts sitting unlistened on my podcast app. I feel guilty about the unread articles collecting virtual dust on my phone.  I feel guilty about the newsletters I haven’t opened, the classic …

Why success is a lousy teacher

Earlier this week, I finished the final draft of my forthcoming book. It’s a huge milestone, and I’ve been delighted with the feedback I’ve received from my agent, publisher, and trusted early readers (one said, “Fucking incredible! Thank you for creating a masterpiece to help the world grow. No matter …

Most people miss this step when making a decision

Back in 2010, I made a life-altering decision. At the time, I was a practicing lawyer at a litigation firm in San Francisco. I loved living in the Bay Area and working with a great group of lawyers, but I had grown tired of thinking of my life in six-minute …

Making a big decision? Don’t forget to ask this question

For several years, I’ve asked myself the same question before making an important decision: What’s the worst that can happen? (And no, this isn’t the question I mentioned in the title of this post. We’ll get to that in a minute). The “worst that can happen” question is an important …

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