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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 a lawyer coach with over a decade of experience helping clients overcome challenges and achieve success however they define it. In practice this can be many things from helping a law firm partner get more “dad time” with his young family, to coaching a lawyer on the business development strategy, skills, and implementation to grow her legal practice. 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 coach clients from across North America. You can reach me at or visit my website

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