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Are you lost in your own expertise?

Updated: Sep 19, 2020

Have you ever had this experience?

You’re facing a problem and you have so many possible solutions that you don’t know which one to choose? When we know a lot about a topic or an area in which we find ourselves facing a problem, our depth of knowledge can sometimes trip us up.

As the saying goes, “Ignorance is bliss”.

That’s because, if we don’t know much about a topic, we’re able to keep our thinking simple. However, when we have a lot of experience in the area in which we’re facing a problem, choosing can become more complicated.

In this episode of Curly, Calm and Curious I walk through my own example as I’ve grappled with writing my second book. In the video, I share three ways to work through a problem when we’re lost in our own expertise. I also explore some practical ways to build a sense of control, when you’re feeling overwhelmed by information and choices.


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