Most people truly believe that they never trick themselves, because it rarely seems to them like they do.
But that is simply an example of the availability bias making us trick ourselves to believe we don't trick ourselves.
And it doesn't help that we live in a world where our availability bias is often and easily influenced.
Most of us are bombarded with information throughout our day. And the way our sources (such as our social media) is set up might not do us any favors either. Especially if we don't act on that information.
In this short video I explain what the availability bias is, and give you some advice on how you can overcome it.
If you want to be right more often, to make smart choices, to not trick yourself - watch it.
Once you understand this concept you can also help other people overcome their availability bias.
All you need to do is encourage them to think about things a little more deeply.
Ask them what more, or what else, they know about a topic.
Ask them for more sources, or alternate opinions.
If we check for availability bias both in ourselves and the people around us, the quality of the knowledge we have will improve.
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Hi, I'm TJ Guttormsen.
Since 2009 I’ve coached clients ranging from Olympic gold medalists and billionaires, to people who simply want more out life.
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