The dangers of fear-based decision making

Updated: Mar 22


 

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"We lean towards fear. Right? We lean towards the negative. It kind of makes sense. Those people who saw the bear said, 'Holy snot. I'm running away right now,' lived longer. The people who had a more elevated sense of fear were more likely to live longer." — Erin Urban
 

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How can we avoid making decisions about our career, our relationships, and our self-care out of a state of fear... And instead, make these decisions from a place of love?


Curt Mercadante discusses this and more with Erin Urban, a Certified Executive and Leadership Coach, with over a decade in coaching and consulting successful professional transformations for leaders and teams.


An international speaker, Erin has trained, coached, and delivered keynotes as well as workshops to clients across the globe.


She is a neuroscience nerd, host of the Career Coffee Chat Podcast, and the author of the bestselling book, Elevate Your Career: More Impact + More Income.


Erin is a Forbes Coaches Council Member, certified in Leadership Psychology, and a self-proclaimed recovering perfectionist living between Austin and Houston, Texas sharing her passion for all things outdoors with her husband, Stephen.


FROM THIS EPISODE:


Erin Urban:


"We lean towards fear. Right? We lean towards the negative. It kind of makes sense. Those people who saw the bear said, 'Holy snot. I'm running away right now,' lived longer. The people who had a more elevated sense of fear were more likely to live longer.


"Historically. Enter today.


"We live in a very interesting time right now. One, we’re in a strong change cycle. There's a lot going on. We’re also at I feel like a pivotal point in our human evolution.


"Up to this point, with thousands and thousands and thousands of years to develop this more negative base is actually sabotaging us from evolving further as human beings. We don't necessarily need to be afraid all the time, yet you would be amazed how many people are afraid every moment of every day."

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