Better Decisions Faster

Unshakable Confidence When You Need It Most

“Your ultimate guide to confidence and courage—one decision at a time.”

—Mel Robbins, New York Times bestselling author of The Five-Second Rule and The High 5 Habit

Foreword by Marshall Goldsmith

Make better decisions faster with the Head + Heart = Hands Equation

The average adult makes more than 35,000 decisions in a day. Most are mundane, but there are a handful that separate businesses that boom or bust, careers that succeed or fail, relationships that make it or don’t, and lives of happiness or hopelessness.

These most valuable decisions (MVDs) represent the gap between a green-light life and a red-light life.

In more than fifteen years as an NFL and NBA executive, Paul Epstein saw firsthand how, when faced with such an overwhelming number of decisions, even elite performers can rush to bad judgments or become paralyzed by indecision.

In Better Decisions Faster, he draws from the green-light wisdom of Fortune 500 CEOs, Olympians, Shark Tankentrepreneurs, world-record holders, Ivy League professors, and Navy SEALs to reveal a revolutionary new system for maximally efficient and confident decision-making.

The solve is the Head + Heart = Hands Equation—Head (mindset) + Heart (authenticity) = Hands (action)—which taps into the three most primal and powerful aspects of our humanity to tackle such MVDs as:

  • Strategy: A or B?
  • Job: stay or go?
  • Deal: do it or don’t?
  • Team: hire or fire?
  • Financial: invest or pass?
  • Time: spend on X or Y?
  • Relationship: in or out?

You’re just moments away from making these decisions better, faster, and with unshakable confidence. The playbook is in your hands.

ISBN: 978-1-63755-5-736
Categories:Amplify Publishing, Business and Finance, Leadership and Management

“Every day we’re faced with tens of thousands of decisions that create our lives—so many that it can seem impossible to be courageous and confident in our choices and avoid being crippled by indecision. In Better Decisions Faster, Paul Epstein has cracked the code by using the most human of tools to simplify even the most paralyzing forks in the road. Your ultimate guide to confidence and courage—one decision at a time.”—Mel Robbins, New York Times bestselling author of The Five-Second Rule and The High 5 Habit

“In Better Decisions Faster, Paul Epstein hits the nail on the head. Improved decision-making is the very point of all other leadership skills in today’s perpetually changing world. With his highly practical solution (the Head + Heart = Hands Equation), you won’t just get better and more efficient at navigating the 35,000-plus decisions we make per day. You’ll free yourself to focus on the essential choices that truly matter!”—Greg McKeown, author of the New York Times bestsellers Essentialism and Effortless

“One of the best and fastest decisions I ever made was to attack each day with an undaunted mindset. Better Decisions Faster doubles down on this premise and aligns head with heart to set anyone on the right track. Buy this book!”—Kara Goldin, founder, Hint Inc., and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Undaunted

“I am a big believer that the worst decision is indecision. I have been making fast decisions my whole life, and I use a basic framework. What Paul Epstein lays out in Better Decisions Faster is a tool and guide I wish I’d had forty years ago. Your decisions are the tracks your life runs on. Get them right. Get the book.”—Joe De Sena, New York Times bestselling author of Spartan Up, founder and CEO of Spartan, and cofounder of Spartan Race

“Timely, practical, and insightful, Better Decisions Faster is about changing the trajectory for you or your team to create cycles of positive change and upward spirals of success. Paul Epstein reveals an innovative multidimensional approach to interrupt our previous patterns and dramatically raise success outcomes. The breadth of stories serves to reinforce and persuade us to take the next step and to reap the rewards.”—Shawn Achor, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage and Big Potential

“Reading this gem of a book by Paul Epstein might be one of the most important decisions you’ll make. It will help you make better decisions moving forward while contributing to your success and happiness.”—Tal Ben-Shahar, New York Times bestselling author of Happier

Paul Epstein

Keynote Speaker and Organization Performance Expert

Paul Epstein is an expert in leadership and organizational culture with nearly fifteen years of experience as a professional sports executive for multiple NFL and NBA teams, a global sports agency, and the NFL league office—leading and coaching business teams, most recently with the San Francisco 49ers. It was there that Paul had a life-changing transformation—he found his “Why”—to inspire purpose in others so they can play offense in life. A calling he has followed ever since.

As Founder of Purpose Labs, Paul is on a mission to impact millions of lives by sharing his message of Playing Offense as an author, keynote speaker, business coach, and leadership trainer. He has installed the Playing Offense playbook with professional sports organizations, Fortune 500 leadership teams, Chief People Officers, MBAs, and professional athletes—all to live and lead with greater purpose, performance, and impact.

Paul received his MBA from the University of Michigan, following his undergraduate degree at USC. He resides in Pasadena, CA with his wife, two labradoodles, and their future leader, PJ.