Book Review “Act Before You overThink” by Lison Mage

How you can act before you overthink

Gunnar Habitz
9 min readJun 2, 2024

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My review series covers many books about sales, marketing and leadership with many of them standing out within their own category. The book “Act Before You overThink” from is remarkable as it doesn’t fit into any category and nearly create a niche on its own. Sales professionals and managers can use the learning from this book to teach their sales reps to build better relationships. It helps anyone improving their productivity challenges. And it also prevents from turning perfection into procrastination and thinking into overthinking.

I met Lison many years ago during her IT career attending sales management workshops in Sydney with a remarkable curiosity into human behaviour. Equipped with international experience in various cultures from her home in France to China and now Australia, she became an executive coach on performance and decision-making. As a keynote speaker on those topics, she published this book in 2022 reflecting on the feedback of other people about how their decision making processes.

The book is structured into three myths which Lison distilled after conducting more than 365 one-to-one interviews: Overthinking is enhancing my thinking, overthinking is inconsequential to me, and Overthinking is inevitable in decision-making…

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Gunnar Habitz

Check my Substack publication "Writing in Cafés". Content Creator for Social Selling & LinkedIn, author of "Connect & Act", Leadership Mentor & Board Director.