You have a body and it is with you always, yelling at times, limiting your field of view with its current news of terror and mayhem. Give it attention before you try to work the grownup things out.
Here’s a little piece of introduction etiquette that can help you be even more effective in generating referrals: When you introduce two people, make it a double opt-in.
“Here’s how this works” is a magic phrase for depersonalizing boundaries. It communicates something official: The Policy. Try it out!
One of the most useful models about human relationships is the Withhold, Withdraw, Project cycle (aka the Cycle of Disconnection). Are you caught in it anywhere?
A true win-for-all business requires good boundaries. A healthy willingness to stand for what WE want, alongside caring about what others want from us.
Shine Theory is a commitment to asking, “Would we be better as collaborators than as competitors?”
It’s vulnerable to Bring the Question. But if I really value the health of the relationship, it’s the way to go.
The Golden Rule is a basic, fundamental empathy algorithm. Elur Nedlog kicks it up a notch…
Marketing isn’t about flashy tactics, deception, or coercion. It’s about building relationships and being of service.
This simple, inarguable statement has so much power in it, I’d call it a key to adulting.