Create the OUTCOME You Want | A Conversation with Shane Parrish | Art of Charm

Create the OUTCOME You Want | A Conversation with Shane Parrish | Art of Charm

In today’s episode, we cover the art of decision making with Shane Parrish. Shane is an expert on mental models and frameworks for effective decision-making, a former intelligence officer, founder of Farnam Street (the world’s most read blog on clear thinking), and the author of Clear Thinking: Turning Ordinary Moments into Extraordinary Results.

Every day is filled with countless decisions you don’t think twice about, but those little decisions have a larger impact than the “life-changing” decisions you spend days, weeks, or months contemplating, so what is the secret to ensure those everyday decisions you make are not pulling you away from the life you want, what 4 psychological traps must you avoid to make the best decisions, and what rituals can you put into place to propel you toward the life you want?

What to Listen For

  • Introduction – 0:00
  • How to use the small everyday decisions to get ahead of everyone worrying about the big “life-changing” decisions?
  • What is more important than doing your best?
  • Rules for success that 90% of people never follow – 15:05
  • How do you ensure you only make the best decisions in stressful or high pressure situations?
  • How to love doing something you hate – 27:47
  • What systematic routine can you implement to turn any task into one you look forward to and excel at?
  • What mental trick can you use to achieve any goal you set for yourself?
  • Are you chasing the right goals? – 39:51
  • How can you know if you’re chasing the goals YOU want for yourself or if you’re chasing the goals OTHERs want for you that you have internalized as your goals that you will later regret wasting your life in pursuit of?
  • What proven template can you use to learn from every mistake you make and have made?

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