Whenever we judge someone, we want them to be different.
When we want someone to be different, we wish we could control them.
Who doesn't want to control all the people?
Wouldn't it be great if we could tell adults how to behave, and they would just do what we tell them to do?
It sounds horrible when I call it control, right?
We think we should be able to be annoyed, angry and shame other people — including ourselves — into taking different actions. You can, if that's what you really want.
What I'm offering you here in this episode is a way for you to take back control of your time, energy and brainpower to use them in a way that is more impactful.
You can use that newfound time, energy and brainpower to implement systems that will help you avoid some of the same issues in the future, see red flags so that you didn't see before, make more billables that you otherwise would have spent ruminating and spinning out in “What if”-Land.
“What-if”-Land is where you hypothesize every potential outcome, and you don't problem solve. You just spin out like you're on a merry-go-round, and you don't take the time to think through predicting outcomes, which we talked about in episode 176.
There's a much better way to get what we want in our lives when we keep our brains resources, and I'm going to help you do that as we go through this episode.
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