3 strategies to make better decisions

Building Blocks: Actionable insights to build an Intentional Life

Hey everybody,

Here’s another batch of actionable insights to start your week off right, so you can be more intentional with how you live, work, and create.

Let’s get started.

Insight 1: Clear writing is clear thinking

Journaling is great, but it isn’t the only way to use writing as a forcing function to improve your thinking.

Whether you want to clarify your thought processes, make better decisions, or communicate your ideas to others, this short article by Sahil Bloom will give you four simple frameworks to make it happen.

Insight 2: Thinking faster doesn’t mean thinking well

Entrepreneurs are always looking to improve their performance. Sometimes in that pursuit, we focus on improving the wrong indicators.

Being busy isn’t the same as being productive—we know this.

But making decisions quickly isn’t the same as making decisions well.

While your competition looks for hacks to improve the speed of their decision-making abilities, this article can help you improve the quality of yours.

Insight 3: Focus on the fundamentals

Making better decisions in any area usually comes down to mastering the fundamentals.

In this TEDTalk, Matthew Confer walks you through his 3-step framework to make better decisions:

  1. Challenge the constraints
  2. Embrace a pre-mortem
  3. Check the basics

Are they fundamental? Yes.

Have we all mastered them? No.

Question for the Week

What one change will you make this week to make better decisions?

Share Your Insights

Know someone who’d love this content? Share it with them!

My goal is to help entrepreneurs be more intentional with how they live, work, and create.

So if you enjoy Building Blocks, I’ll be forever grateful if you help me spread these insights by sharing this issue with other entrepreneurs.

And if someone forwarded you this issue, you can check out past issues and subscribe here:

Let me know what you think and what you’d like to see in future issues. I’m always working to making Building Blocks more valuable for you.

Insights in Action

One of the best ways to clarify your thinking is to write it out.

So if you want to develop your thinking on this question or start applying insights from today’s newsletter, send a tweet to @CoreyWilksPsyD with your thoughts and put #BuildingBlocks at the end so I can find it.

Not ready to “think in public” yet? No problem. You can also reply to this email if you want to share your thoughts with me.

Until next time—memento mori,

Corey Wilks, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Executive Coach


Check out the cohort-based course I’m building here.