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Does anyone spend a significant amount of time over thinking things?

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I’m reminded of this video. To me, overthinking is when you’re solving the problems later on down the line, instead of the one directly in front of you.
 

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Hm.

Who has now publicly announced that what he's selling doesn't work for him, and he still has one of the key problems meditation is promoted as solving. That doesn't seem like a smart business strategy.
It's not a smart business strategy but posting here and being honest is a smart personal decision. He can get advice that'll help him grow and even if it doesn't help him pick up clients here now, in the future if he applies the advice I can't see that it'd have too much of a negative effect
 

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It's not a smart business strategy but posting here and being honest is a smart personal decision. He can get advice that'll help him grow and even if it doesn't help him pick up clients here now, in the future if he applies the advice I can't see that it'd have too much of a negative effect
Perhaps.

I'm thinking that claiming to have the problem signifies either dishonesty or being one of those "gurus" selling an alleged solution that he isn't successfully implementing.

If it's a real problem he's trying to solve in the early days, that's fine...having experienced the problem and conquered it is a common path to offering a useful solution. But, as someone else suggested here, it's a means of market research, then it seems to me that it's cutting his own throat a bit in terms of credibility in his field.
 

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Perhaps.

I'm thinking that claiming to have the problem signifies either dishonesty or being one of those "gurus" selling an alleged solution that he isn't successfully implementing.

If it's a real problem he's trying to solve in the early days, that's fine...having experienced the problem and conquered it is a common path to offering a useful solution. But, as someone else suggested here, it's a means of market research, then it seems to me that it's cutting his own throat a bit in terms of credibility in his field.
I definitely see what you're saying and agree with you. There seem to be a lot of people like this.
 

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Usually when I'm "overthinking" what I'm really doing is avoiding what I know I should be doing.
 

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Hm.

Who has now publicly announced that what he's selling doesn't work for him, and he still has one of the key problems meditation is promoted as solving. That doesn't seem like a smart business strategy.
That wasn't the point of the OP. He is fishing. I'm all about value first sales but it rubbed me the wrong way.
 

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That wasn't the point of the OP. He is fishing. I'm all about value first sales but it rubbed me the wrong way.
That's my point. If he's fishing, he made a mistake in his approach, because he's declared that either his offering doesn't work or he doesn't know how to properly apply it. If that was a lie designed to elicit information as some seem to be suggesting, then IMO it was a dumb one, because it brands him as a "do as I say, not as I do" type guru.
 

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This will seem like a super dated recommendation, but read "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living" by Dale Carnegie. Great book with a lot of extremely useful tips.
 

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Yeah I know what you mean. What have you done to try and fix this issue?
I started reverse thinking the whole process, like whenever I notice myself overthinking, getting nervous etc. I rather think about the best case scenario of the outcome. This gives me way more confidence to start with whatever it is. Like I just force myself to do this.
 

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