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deciding without fear.

why this?

Better decisions lead to better life circumstances. But too often, fear of regret or failure keeps us stuck, compromising our chances for fulfilment. How can we move forward with our choices, and make them well, when worry has us in its grip? How can we manage our emotions and do what’s best? How can we know what’s best in the first place? This keynote will show you how.

what you'll get.

This keynote shares research-backed decision science principles regarding fear of regret and analysis paralysis. You’ll learn the emotional and rational barriers to making tough choices. You’ll understand the power of social context in holding you back or enabling you to move forward. You’ll learn how the design of your choices can get you unstuck. And you’ll realize how an experimental approach to decision-making can push you past worry to make choices that count.

the talk.

In this keynote, you’ll learn:

  • The concept of choice deferral, and why we put off certain decisions when we really should be making them;

  • The concept of anticipatory regret, the emotional experience that keeps us stuck in our choices;

  • How to override emotional management as a poor decision-making technique;

  • How to approach decisions experimentally and scientifically, dramatically lessening the fear of regret;

  • How getting clear on desired outcomes and decision-making roles is key to moving your forward;

  • How to design your options and trade-offs so decision-making is easier;

  • How to learn from your mistakes.

the workshop.

Participants will be guided through a series of exercises designed to tackle a specific decision they’re facing but having a tough time making. Specifically, participants will:

  • Explore their emotional states and work through exercises to manage them;

  • Get clear on the desired outcome;

  • Work backwards from the desired outcome to arrive at options;

  • Use probabilistic thinking to identify which options are best;

  • Learn how to override natural human tendencies that compromise their choices.

Workbook materials will be provided.

book it.

For more information, or to discuss a custom event, reach out!

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