Cognitive Dissonance – Disagreeing With Yourself

Watch the video version above, or scroll to read the transcript below Cognitive dissonance Cognitive dissonance is the feeling you get when two beliefs collide in your head – the feeling of disagreeing with yourself. This commonly occurs when you see yourself doing something (or not doing something) despite knowing that the “right” thing to do is something else. Other Read More

Emotional Rationality: How to “Control” Your Emotions

We sometimes beat ourselves for getting very emotional and we blame our emotions for bad decisions and poor behaviour. This helps us to become more rational. Without emotions and feelings, we are not human. Questions are. Why do we struggle with them? And is it truly irrational to be emotional? Fortunately, there’s a way to make valuable decisions and live a Read More

Dealing with Being Confused

Confusion has an messy relationship with confidence. We often believe we need to be certain – to be sure of ourselves – to avoid things like stress and depression. In this video, Dan explores how to embrace confusion and understand it as a helpful emotion for overcoming conflict, engaging in meaningful confrontations, and learning.

5 Value Conflicts that Freeze Your Decision-Making

You want to do the “right” thing, it’s just sometimes “right” thing isn’t clear. The confusion is so intense that we end up doing nothing at all. Here’s how to break a values conflict and get moving on that tough decision. Read More

Everyone is Full of Shit

Notice how full of shit everyone is? Probably not. Your cognitive biases will have created insecurity that know-it-all people take advantage of. Let’s talk about building more confidence in your decisions. Read More

10 Secret Tips for Motivating Yourself

  Are you a procrastinator? Most people have a basic idea of what they want and at least a vague sense of how to get it. Yet each day millions of people avoid doing what they need to do to achieve their goals. We pay for gym memberships that we don’t use and eat junk-food we know is bad for Read More

But what if it’s out of my league? The Kaizen approach to planning

Most people I speak to do have an idea about what they want… Whether it’s for a long term career, relationships, adventure or hobbies, most can articulate a dream they have. But then almost everyone says the same thing: “But it’s out of my league!” This is a weird but highly prevalent term people use to describe their dreams. The Read More