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Lison Mage - "Act before you overthink"

Season 1, Ep. 2

Overthinkers Beware!

Have you ever fallen into the rabbit hole? Thinking and thinking, stuck into analysis paralysis?

Lison Mage is a quick thinker and she believes that there are many paths to success but only in action as inaction always leads to stagnation.

Lison started in STEMM, as an engineer, worked for corporate giants like Salesforce then decided to turn her career around and carve her own path. Nowadays Lison delivers corporate workshops all across Australia to help people becoming more effective leaders by making their decision process more effective. She Immersed herself into the mind of overthinkers, chronic perfectionists and wrote a book about how to overcome this unhelpful common habit, "Act before your overthink".

Hear from Lison on what it takes to leave your corporate life behind and carve your very own path!

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