How to Choose –  SHOW NOTES

Season 1, Episode 7 : Important Decisions

Tessa Mudge & Ken Smith


In this episode we look at non-urgent decisions, figuring out what’s important, and how to make time for it in our busy lives. 


  • The ‘important but non-urgent’ quadrant AKA the magic quadrant! 
  • Importance of delayed gratification for achieving goals
  • Don’t commit your time on this big projects until you’ve considered your ‘why’ and your values
  • Sticking to your goals with ‘big rocks’


Here’s a four minute video explaining Stephen Covey’s Urgent/Important matrix. And a very retro Covey explaining how his Big Rocks concept works.

Do yourself a favour and learn more about the power of compound interest! There are even handy calculators to help motivate you to start saving today.

We talk about values in this episode to go a bit deeper into what you value and what then becomes a non-negotiable in your decisions making check out this blog post.


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Next episode we’ll be learning about opportunity cost, the sunk cost fallacy and its relevance to decision making.

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