Life Check Yourself Episode 406 How Choice Can Change Your Life with Kim DeYoung
Marni welcomes Kim DeYoung in the Life Check Yourself studio, where they discuss the fear that comes with making choices. The duo delve into the ways with which to overcome that indecision that paralyzes a lot of men and women when faced with an important decision. Kim is an entrepreneur, choice coach, and the author of The Book of Choice. She has had over two decades of experience in helping entrepreneurs and individuals make meaningful choices that help them bring their ideas and dreams to life.
Takeaways from this episode:
- Let go of fear
- A lot of it is about consciousness
- What is the choice mapping process?
You Control All Your Choices [06:55]
Everybody has to make choices. It’s unavoidable, and we’re making thousands of them a day whether we realize it or not. It is important to realize that you have agency and control over your choices. Even when it is something that is out of your control, your agency lies in how you choose to react to it. The key is to find where in that choice you actually have control.
Many of us have been conditioned into thinking that we can’t make a choice due to past experiences among other things. Release that limiting belief.
We sit in a story about who we were, how we were labeled. All of those stories, if we don’t consciously work to get rid of them or remarry them, affect how we show up and how we make choices.
The Choice Mapping System [11:28]
It is important to capture the important internal dialogue for yourself. In noting down your choices and keeping track of them, you are able to learn and grow.
In every choice, whether a positive or negative outcome, there is something to be learned. It is always unfolding for you even when sometimes it doesn’t feel good.
For better or for worse, all the choices we make are unlocking a treasure trove.
A Leap of Faith [17:56]
It is almost like a tug war where on the one hand your fear is holding you back but on the other hand what is possible is pulling you into the future. But pushing forward requires a sense of awareness, consciousness and alertness. It starts by doing the work on yourself and showing up for yourself.
Step into what’s possible to let go of the fear of what’s there.