Too Many Options?


Ha, yes, I can get overloaded with options, so interesting piece of advice came into my mailbox recently from Marianne Cantwell:

Stop the overload. Stop kidding yourself that the solution to being confused about all the options in front of you is to get more of them. The moment someone says “hey have you thought of this completely new and unrelated path?” when you are already overwhelmed with options? Slap in your earplugs and go “la la, I can’t hear you!”. After all if you can’t see the wood for the trees, the answer isn’t to add more trees.

Read more from Free Range Humans, who recommends that you focus on the options in front of you, rather than than putting off making a decision whilst you wait for other options.

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Dr Bex Lewis is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, where she has more than 20 years’ experience. She is Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Research Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University, with a particular interest in digital culture, persuasion and attitudinal change, especially how this affects the third sector, including faith organisations, and, after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, has started to research social media and cancer. Trained as a mass communications historian, she has written the original history of the poster Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster (Imperial War Museum, 2017), drawing upon her PhD research. She is Director of social media consultancy Digital Fingerprint, and author of Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst  (Lion Hudson, 2014; second edition in process) as well as a number of book chapters, and regularly judges digital awards. She has a strong media presence, with her expertise featured in a wide range of publications and programmes, including national, international and specialist TV, radio and press, and can be found all over social media, typically as @drbexl.

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