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You may be surprised to learn that we humans make on average 35,000 decisions in a single day! Some decisions are fairly inconsequential, while others greatly impact our lives.
Behavioral geneticist Dr. Sheila Ohlsson Walker illuminates how we can create contexts in sport, school and nature settings that unlock the potential of our youth.
We make decisions all the time. It is estimated that we make 10-15 decisions without being aware of it in less than ten minutes. Dr. Jim Loehr and Dr. Sheila Ohlsson Walker discuss with Kevin that decision-making is a process that includes our rational, our emotional, and our intuitive intelligence. It’s important to remember that even small decisions can have an impact. The better decisions we make, the more likely we will grow into the best version of ourselves.
In this episode, I am speaking with Sheila Ohlsson and James Loehr who are the authors of Wise Decisions: A Science-Based Approach to Making Better Choices. This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. The approach they take in training our brains so that we make better decisions is both easy to understand and easy to apply.
In this episode, Drs. Jim Loehr and Sheila Ohlsson Walker join Bradley to talk about the concepts in their new book, “Wise Decisions.” In WISE DECISIONS, the authors introduce the concept of Your Own Decision Advisor or Y.O.D.A. – the inner voice that guides people’s choices. “When the stories crafted by your inner voice are faulty or ill-conceived, the advice or decisions that emanate from those faulty interpretations will likely be flawed as well,” say Loehr and Walker. Anxiety, depression, loneliness, hopelessness, and fatigue are all capable of sabotaging a person’s Y.O.D.A. They also discussed decision-making when emotionally “hot” or not.
MINDFULNESS AT WORK
Sometimes trusting your gut is a good call. But it can also steer you wrong.