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Watch out for the thinking trap “On the Spot Right Answer”

Written by Allison Wolf

This sticky little thinking trap is responsible for a whole lot of procrastination and worry:

Remember… it is absurd to expect ourselves to have the right answer on the spot every time.  When you find yourself scratching your head, smile, acknowledge the excellent question, and buy some time to find the answer!

(If you are curious about the art you see hanging on the wall… my wife is the artist.  You can learn more about her here:

About the author

Allison Wolf

I am the founder of AWAL and one of the most senior coaches for lawyers in North America. I have helped countless clients over the past fifteen years, develop thriving legal practices and before that served as director of marketing for award-winning law firms. My specialty is uncovering the thinking traps and gaps holding clients back and helping them acquire the mindsets, skills, and habits for growing successful and rewarding legal careers. After a career in legal marketing and business development with law firms in Beijing, New York, and Vancouver, I was trained as a coach in 2004 at Royal Roads University and now coach clients from across North America. You can reach me at or learn more about my coaching practice from the coaching section of the Attorney With A Life Website.

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