4th April, 2023

How to Stop Making Decisions Based on Fear

With Henri Stevenson

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How do you make decisions? Is it from a deep place of knowing and intuition? Or is it merely out of fear?

Making big decisions (or even small ones) can understandably be stressful and anxiety-inducing. But being stuck in fear-based thinking is a prescription for misery – and for living a life doing stuff you don’t actually want to do.

This week, Henri Stevenson, Executive Coach and Shapes trainer, joins us to discuss how to stop making decisions based on fear and anxiety. We break down how many of us fall into this pattern and then share simple strategies to get our egos out of the way and base our thinking on freedom and love.

If you want to stop making decisions based on fear and live in alignment with what you REALLY want, listen to our full conversation in this episode of You Are Not a Frog.

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Reasons to listen

  1. Discover how to tell the difference between decisions made from intuition versus fear.
  2. Learn how to stop making decisions purely through fear of complaints or criticisms.
  3. Find out why being self-indulgent is anything ‘but’.

Episode highlights


Henri’s Journey to Finding a Different Operating System


What Ego Is


Why We Pay More Attention to Fear-Based Thoughts


Investing in Your Self-Growth


The Bottom Line of Self-Indulgence


How to Decide From a Better Mental Place


How to Get Over a Fear Hump


Techniques to Overcome Fear


What to Do When You’re Completely Overwhelmed


Practising Self-Compassion


Henri’s Top Three Tips

Episode transcript

Dr. Rachel Morris: How do you make decisions from a place of fear or from a place of deep knowing and intuition? Many of us right now are feeling stressed and anxious and making difficult decisions about our own lives and lives of others from a place of self-protection. But what would it look like to make decisions based on what we really want and need based on love and wisdom instead? How would we feel if we were living truly in congruence with our deepest values and what makes our hearts sing? This week on the podcast, Henri Stevenson,…

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