Minisode Monday #64 | How to Make Decisions with Absolute Truths

Welcome to Minisode Monday, where we kick off the week with something quick and actionable — to make you more magnetic and effective — that you can implement right away.

Friend and former guest Cole Hatter of Thrive (September 29th-October 1st, 2017 in Las Vegas — use promo code AOC at checkout for a big, big discount if you’re planning on going) joins us to explain how we can ensure we’re making the best decisions by using absolute truths to guide us. Let’s get to it!

The Cheat Sheet:

  • We’re all the products of our decisions — so how do we ensure we’re making the right decisions that will benefit us in the long run?
  • Create absolute truths — core values or beliefs — in relationships, career, health, and spirituality.
  • These absolute truths act as compasses toward which we align our decisions.
  • Acknowledge which of these two types of decisions we’re making: inconsequential or defining moments.
  • When you come to a defining moment, ask: a) What are my options? and b) What are the possible outcomes? Then choose the outcome most congruent with your absolute truths.
  • Even if this process forces you to make tough choices, it should keep you from making regrettable ones. As Cole says, it helps us avoid “making a long-term decision to solve a short-term problem.”
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  • Let us know about how you put today’s Minisode Monday into practice! Tweet with @TheArtofCharm in your response or write to Jordan directly: [email protected] (he actually reads everything)!

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Jordan Harbinger - author of 863 posts on The Art of Charm

Jordan Harbinger has spent several years abroad in Europe and the developing world, including South America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East, and speaks several languages. He has also worked for various governments and NGOs overseas, traveled through war zones, and been kidnapped -- twice. He’ll tell you the only reason he’s still alive and kicking is because of his ability to talk his way into (and out of) just about any type of situation. Here at The Art of Charm, Jordan shares that experience, and the system borne as a result, with students and clients.

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