For this episode, we are doing something completely different. I am starting a series on my book, “The Elegant Pivot” with the help of Jennifer Maneely. Jen is a thought leader in the addiction community and specializes in helping parents set boundaries with their adult children who are caught up in drugs and alcohol. Having been a student of her own mind and now a sponsor in the addition community for fifteen years, she has keen insights into how our minds work. That’s why I turn to her again and again to help me arrest my brain when it’s jumping to conclusions.
In this episode, we discuss the Ladder of Inference, which is the subject of Chapter Two of “The Elegant Pivot.” and how we jump up the ladder of inference going from our facts to our fears. This conversation is rich with stories of understanding that no matter what, we are going to make up stories…and they are going to be wrong. That is the point of needing to pivot.