Decision Journal

Improve Your Decision Making Skills

Our success is directly tied to our ability to make decisions effectively.

This pocket-sized journal will allow you to reduce hindsight bias and will help you to make better decisions.

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David de Souza
David de SouzaMaker@desouzahq · Co-Creator
Hey Product Hunters! I'm happy to announce the launch of The Decision Journal! One reason we struggle to get better at making decisions is that we rarely receive feedback on the quality of our decisions. The idea behind the journal is to help you collect accurate and honest feedback on what you were thinking at the time you made a decision. This feedback helps you see when you may have been stupid and lucky as well as when you were smart and unlucky. I'd love to hear your feedback and thoughts. 🔎 What is the best decision you've ever made? 🔎 Let me know in the comments for a chance to win 1 of 10 journals.
Chris Messina
Chris Messina@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
@desouzahq this is great. I heard the podcast about this (I think? Or did I read about it? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯). My best decision I ever made was to take the leap and move to San Francisco in 2004, even though I only had one friend in the city and had no idea what I was going to do!
Nick Neuman
Nick Neuman@nneuman · Product at Casa
@desouzahq One of the best decisions I’ve made was switching from working in finance to doing product at startups. I knew at the time that I had a strong need to build something, rather than just invest in what others had built. It was a difficult decision to make, because it would mean significantly less income and less stability. Looking back on it, it was definitely the right move. Following my gut instinct and pursuing something I was passionate about has made work immeasurably more enjoyable.
David de Souza
David de SouzaMaker@desouzahq · Co-Creator
@chrismessina That must have been scary at the time. Don't you find that the decisions that push our comfort zones are the ones that produce the best results? Send me a message with your address and I'll mail you a journal.
David de Souza
David de SouzaMaker@desouzahq · Co-Creator
@nneuman I love your answer and can relate as I used to work in finance too and hated it. I think your gut (not yours specifically!) is so important in making a decision. Send me a message and I'll send you a journal.
Ayush Chandra@ayush_chandra · Research Intern & Tech Evangelist
Great job!! 😊 Will check it out
Prince Boucher
Prince BoucherHiring@princeboucher · Content + Community @FinExploration
Super rad concept. I've actually been writing about all my decisions lately to measure effectiveness. My best decision was to pursue entrepreneurship right after college. I learned more than I could have ever learned in my 20s.
David de Souza
David de SouzaMaker@desouzahq · Co-Creator
@princeboucher Nice! Has it been helpful to document your decisions? I agree, I think you learn so much from entrepreneurship by doing it. Send me a message with your address and I'll send you a journal.
Shashank V Singh
Shashank V Singh@shash2_0 · Working Hard! Making History!
Just learned about the journal from Farnam Street and would love to give it a try. Very interested on how we all can make improve decision making with limited set of data points and measure it over time to learn more about it.