What to do if the grass really is greener

I’m a sucker for a farmers market. Fresh veggies, baked treats, and all the local, organic, “I made this with my own two hands” products you can handle.  I always get flowers. I don’t care much about the type, I just want something colorful and fresh.  Without fail, I...

The decision-making trick I used last night

Picture the scene: A woman comes out of her closet holding two dresses. She asks her boyfriend, “which do you like better, the black or the red?” He replies, “the red.” Now you know, you just know, that she’s going to wear the black. Because it was never about the...

Save time by fighting this one temptation

I was all set to hit “purchase” when something stopped me. It had taken me all of two minutes to go from bright, colorful tv commercial to shopping cart.  The ad for Olly sleep vitamins, slipped between episodes of my new favorite show House in a Hurry (it’s like...

Are You Mindlessly Prioritizing This “Goal?”

Several years ago, a new map app burst onto the navigational scene. Waze was David against a Google Maps Goliath.  Waze’s advantage was that it was more efficient. It would take the shortcuts and side streets that made you feel like a New York cabbie.  This advantage...
Did I Get This Wrong?

Did I Get This Wrong?

Last week I shared decision-making tricks to improve your ability to follow through on what you say you want to do. I’ve used them all myself and know they can be helpful, BUT… I’m rethinking them. It started with the most popular option (and one I’ve used the...