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19 minutes | Jun 23, 2022
#6: 2 Constructive Ways to Deal with Stress When There’s a Decision to Make (SIMPLE Principle #2)
"Intentional decision making" is all well & good, but what if you're STRESSED and you have a decision to make? Our tendency, as super-hard-on-ourselves semi-perfectionists, can be to push through the stress or collapse into it completely. And neither scenario sets us up for our most powerful, authentic thinking. Learning how to make decisions that serve me AND be a human person who experiences stress has been one of the surprising challenges of my life, but the great news is...if an overthinker like ME can do it, anybody can. In this episode, you'll learn: How "intentional energy" can be accessible without becoming a robot in total control of yourself 24/7 2 MEGA effective strategies to deal with stress if you have a decision to make Plus the slightly hilarious story of my surprise engagement ;) Want to know the #1 thing you need to kickstart your momentum? Take the Momentum Quiz! https://www.kirstenparker.com/quiz Enjoy! RESOURCES MENTIONED: Kelly McGonigal: The Upside of Stress: https://amzn.to/3tWp5AD
16 minutes | Jun 16, 2022
#5: When You Wanna Decide ALL THE THINGS at Once (SIMPLE Principle #1)
Have you ever had a decision to make (big OR small) that your brain refuses to concentrate on? You start out thinking about this wedding invite you just got, and all of a sudden every unknown about the year ahead seems urgent, and you find yourself trying to make all 1900 decisions at once. Or you start with next week's presentation, and ten minutes later, you have 7 tabs open as you simultaneously build a PowerPoint AND Google alternative careers. Trying to decide ALL THE THINGS (aka Snowball Thinking and/or Pinball Thinking) is a way we Overthinkers mega-frustrate ourselves. Not only does it perpetuate the story that "We can't focus," but this habit also creates huge DELAYS in decision making as it DRAINS your precious energy. The "S" of our Principles of SIMPLE Decisions stands for Singular. Want the complete set of SIMPLE principles in Workbook Form? Go to www.kirstenparker.com/checklist now! In this episode, you'll learn: Why this usually frustrating habit actually makes human sense How to be nicer to yourself as you change this habit How building the habit of finding the MVP (Most Valuable Problem to solve first) will get you out of perpetual Snowball Mode and clearer on the next best step every time! Enjoy!
20 minutes | Jun 9, 2022
#4: The Overthinker’s Checklist: 6 Essentials to Simplify Decisions
Do you love a LIST as much as I do? Then YAY this episode is going to light you up. To solve overthinking, we have to make it SIMPLE. Otherwise, it's too big and vague a problem, which makes it impossible to solve. So to SIMPLIFY your decisions and make this a problem of the past, I'm offering you a handy dandy checklist: The 6 Principles of Simple Decisions. Ready for the super helpful worksheet? Go to www.kirstenparker.com/checklist now! In this episode, you'll learn: What the 6 Principles of Simple Decisions are (yes, they spell out the word SIMPLE, natch 😉) How to give yourself quick permission to stop overthinking and make everything EASIER (yes, right now) That these habits may sound big & frustrating but can change WAY FASTER than you think! Enjoy!
15 minutes | Jun 9, 2022
#3: How to Know You’re Making the Right Choice
The #1 problem I get asked to help solve is answering this question: "How do I know I'm making the right choice?" This question can cause so much anxiety - and it can keep you from making a decision (or trusting it, if you do make one) for YEARS. So we're answering the question once and for all, so the next time it comes up, you have a helpful answer. One that guides you to a decision you can trust! Want a super handy roadmap for the journey? Go to www.kirstenparker.com/guide to grab The Ultimate Guide to Easy Decisions now! In this episode, we'll explore: The most common way people gauge if a decision was "right" or not - and why it's super dangerous The unconventional way I suggest defining a "right decision" The unexpected (awesome) ripple effects this will have on ALL your decisions (and thus your entire life) Enjoy!
20 minutes | Jun 9, 2022
#2: Get Outta the Gap (Permission to Stop Overthinking)
The gap between Ideas, Decisions and Actions is where we Overthinkers tend to hang out and get stuck. Believe me, if this were a nice place to visit, I wouldn't have anything against it. But in the gap, we're experience a ton of fear, which we're not addressing head-on, so the whole experience there is pretty stressful and unproductive. Luckily, the more aware you are of when you're goin' into the gap, the faster you can change the habit of going into Overthinking by default, as soon a decision presents itself. Soon, you'll barely even go in the first place! Want a visual & PDF to make all this crystal clear? Go to www.kirstenparker.com/2 for this episode's downloadable! Here's what we cover in this episode: How not making decisions and implementing them quickly is draining your energy & causing unnecessary friction every day The 5 most common ways to know you're in the gap How to quickly & easily get outta the gap (aka how to stop overthinking and get to the next decision!) Enjoy!
19 minutes | Jun 9, 2022
#1: From Overthinker to Decision Master: Your 3 New Favorite Skills
Becoming an EX-Overthinker sounds so lovely...But how do we fit that into our already jam-packed schedules? The good news I want to offer you today (read: shout from the rooftops) is that you ALREADY possess the 3 Main Skills you need to feel total badassery when it comes to decision making. So all we need to do from here is highlight how you're already GOOD at this stuff, then strengthen those skills on purpose. Your mastery will only grow from here! And believe me when I say I've been there. Just like my big-brained, high-achieving clients who think "they shouldn't be so anxious or get in their own ways" so much - I know what it's like to feel like you're miles away from where you want to be. From your energy (like, how grounded-to-frantic you feel on a daily basis)...to your mindset (i.e. how you tend to think about yourself, or what's possible)...to your life direction (which you may or may not feel totally purposeful in)! But I promise, if I can become an Ex-Overthinker, and my clients can become Decision Masters, SO CAN YOU. Want a super handy roadmap for the journey? Go to www.kirstenparker.com/guide to grab The Ultimate Guide to Easy Decisions now! BEST NEWS: Over my personal journey into EX-Overthinker-dome, and through several years of coaching Overthinkers, I've got this nailed down to a science. In this episode, you'll learn: How possible it is to go from Overthinking on the daily to feeling calm, clear & in charge of your choices The 3 Main Skills that make it EASY to know what you want and cut through the noise of overthinking Exactly how to hone these skills, which you're likely already way stronger at than you think Enjoy!
2 minutes | May 23, 2022
How do you know you're making the right decision? That's the exact question we'll answer on this podcast. Hi, I'm Kirsten! I'm the Decision Coach for Overthinkers. I've been coaching big-brained high-achievers for years, helping them stop living in fear of regret, option paralysis and the dreaded FOPO (fear of people's opinions!). And now I'm here to help YOU get out of Overthinking agony and make every decision EASIER. We'll use science-based, tried-and-tested tools to change lifelong habits, and you'll turn Calm, Clear & Confident into your new baseline. When you make powerful decisions quickly, the results compound. Let's build your Decision Mastery so you can get to the good stuff! Make sure to download your FREE Overthinker's Checklist: The Ultimate Guide to Simplify Decisions now: https://www.kirstenparker.com/checklist
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