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Make Big Life Decisions with More Ease and Less Angst

Abby Davisson's new course!

Author, Fortune 200 leader-turned-entrepreneur, and holistic decision-making expert Abby Davisson (whose book I wrote about here) is teaching a live, virtual, cohort-based course that launches April 26 called Make Big Life Decisions with More Ease and Less Angst.

The course is for you if you’re seeking evidence-based wisdom, structure, and support as you consider a choice that feels scary, daunting, and exciting (a career pivot, a move, investing in a relationship or leaving one, for example). The course will cover topics including clarifying your values and priorities; communicating effectively with important stakeholders; and avoiding the stumbling blocks that lead to regret.

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Through short lessons, practical reflection exercises, personal stories, and interactive conversations, you’ll break down a complex decision into manageable pieces. You’ll walk away with a clear action plan customized to your specific situation and constraints, and you’ll feel more empowered and confident as a result.

Abby has not only co-authored an insightful book on making big life decisions, she’s applied its evidence-based framework to her own life to take big leaps. More information on the course is here, or you can reach out directly to [email protected] to learn more. 

A few inportant things for readers curious about Abby’s course to know:

All Thinking in Bets readers can enter code BETS100 for $100 off the course price.

In addition, Abby has generously offered a free spot in her course to a Thinking in Bets subscriber who could benefit. To be entered into a drawing for the spot (an $800 value), simply apply using this link by 4/19 and mention “Thinking in Bets” in the question that asks “How did you hear about this course?” The winner will be notified by 4/22.

Abby is teaching a free 30-minute webinar on “How to Make Big Life Decisions You Won’t Regret” on Friday, April 12 at 9 am PT designed to provide a sneak peek into the course. Those who register in advance (via this link) will receive the recording and a resource on minimizing regret.

Course Overview:

Go from daunted and overwhelmed to reassured and empowered

Only 5% of human behavior is truly intentional; 95% of our desires, actions, and decisions come from our unconscious mind.

That means all too often, we “slide” into a choice, rather than “decide.” Or we get stuck, paralyzed by the possibilities.

Neither sets us up for success, especially when it comes to big life decisions that impact our finances, affect our most important relationships, and change the course of our lives.

What if instead of sliding or getting stuck, you could apply a proven decision-making framework, informed by evidence and experience, to your specific choice (regardless of whether it’s a personal one, a professional one, or a combination)?

So that you could get clarity about what you want and make progress towards your goals while avoiding the pitfalls that lead to regret.

For example, you could finally answer the question that’s been nagging you (whether it’s moving, making a career pivot, marrying your person, or something else) and feel a sense of peace, even if you don’t know how the decision will turn out in the end.

And that’s not all. You could tackle it in a structured way over four weeks, in partnership with a trusted guide who wrote the book on making big life decisions AND a supportive community of others who can offer valuable outside perspective (because they have no stake in your choice).

In this course, you’ll learn the five-step framework that Annie Duke, bestselling author of Thinking in Bets, called “brilliant” and Nir Eyal, bestselling author of Indistractable, called “life-changing.” I’ve personally relied on it to make my own life-altering decisions (including making the leap from corporate leader to author and entrepreneur), and now I’m excited to be your guide as you apply it yourself.

Together, we’ll work through the 5Cs decision-making framework in the book I co-authored, Money and Love: An Intelligent Roadmap for Life’s Biggest Decisions, which was named one of the top 5 business books of 2023.

Through short lessons, practical reflection exercises (many of which aren’t in the book), personal stories, and interactive conversations, you’ll learn how to:

>> CLARIFY what’s most important to you;

>> COMMUNICATE with those most affected by the decision;

>> Consider a broad range of CHOICES;

>> CHECK-IN with trusted resources; and

>> Explore likely CONSEQUENCES across different time horizons.

In four weeks, you’ll gain confidence in your decision-making process and develop a clear plan for making the choice that’s right for you.

You’ll also get lifetime access to the course materials, so you can apply them to big life decisions you’ll face in the future.

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