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S02-Mind Bullet Monday 13: Emotive Decision Making

What is the value of emotion?

How well do you listen to your emotions when it comes to all of your decisions— particularly when “logic” is saying one thing and your gut is saying another.

In today’s episode Martin asks the listener to reflect upon some of their most positive growth experiences and ask if they were “logic-based” decisions or if they followed their gut.

Much of our decision making is done via habit and we’ll even disguise our fear many times as “logic”.

While logic is a powerful gift we should leverage, refine and be grateful for, it can keep us bound, unsure and even afraid at times from taking action.

“If I thought logically about that hike or the Catalina paddle there is no way either of them would’ve happened yet they were both priceless experiences!” 

Martin speculates that great leaps of personal growth are often tied to these emotive decisions where logic was doing its best to steer us in a different direction.

From this episode Martin wants to know…

1) Have you shared the same experience when you’ve gone against “Logic”?

2) What happens if you follow your gut and it’s based upon  EGO instead?

3) Where does that heart-mind, intuitive thought and gut feeling come from?

4) What do you do to strengthen the the heart-mind and gut feeling for larger decisions

5) Can you take a life “inventory” of gut decisions (absent the ego) and see how it’s steered you on a positive path of personal growth?

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S02-Frequently Asked Friday 10: Emotions & Habits


“How can emotions (positive or negative) help you develop habits to bring success in your endeavors?

This episode starts with Martin addressing the negative relationship first; illustrating how the emotion of ANGER often triggers all sorts of habitual behaviors.

In fact, a great Epictetus quote notes this: “Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit.”

When you consider how you might react when you are really angry you may even be able to trace much of your behavior back to your parents and how they reacted when they were angry

When it comes to “success” and our goals the beauty is that the inverse is true as well. Channeled positively and intentionally our emotions can guide our behaviors and habits. Martin shares how for example, the REGRET emotion was the “birthplace” for The Habit Factor (book, app, podcast, etc— all produced via behaviors/habits guided by emotion.

By asking himself, “What would I most regret not achieving or experiencing if I died tomorrow?”

That question conjured all sorts of emotions that helped to produce clarity of purpose and direction which led to his first big goal, the Catalina Classic paddle board race— a 32 mile open ocean paddle from Catalina island to Manhattan pier.

A key is knowing that we actually have the power to select, guide and craft our emotions to serve and drive our most important goals.

In fact, we can even choose our emotions throughout the day to reinforce the important behaviors/habits we’re trying to forge to improve our character!

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