Friday Roundup – March 17th, 2017
Each and Every Friday – I outline a few of the articles and /or books that I have read over the last week or two that are worth taking a look at.
- Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Boundaries impact all areas of our lives:
– Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us and under what circumstances
– Mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts and opinions
– Emotional boundaries help us to deal with our own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others
– Spiritual boundaries help us to distinguish God’s will from our own and give us renewed awe for our CreatorOften,
Christians focus so much on being loving and unselfish that they forget their own limits and limitations. When confronted with their lack of boundaries, they ask:
– Can I set limits and still be a loving person?
– What are legitimate boundaries?
– What if someone is upset or hurt by my boundaries?
– How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money?
– Aren’t boundaries selfish?
– Why do I feel guilty or afraid when I consider setting boundaries?
Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend offer biblically-based answers to these and other tough questions, showing us how to set healthy boundaries with our parents, spouses, children, friends, co-workers, and even ourselves.
- What tactics, strategies, and techniques can you use to generate more leads for your business? One study from Citizen Relations Canada found 68% of Canadian millennials have bought because of a “fear of missing out” (FOMO) marketing approach. And 45% couldn’t go longer than 12 hours without checking their favorite social media platforms. (Whoops. Gave you an extra tip. Sorry. I let that stuff slip sometimes…) Anyway, FOMO is powerful indeed. So are urgency, scarcity, exclusivity, surprise, and social proof.
- So, this ain’t your first Trello rodeo. You have Abagail and Emylee’s boards. Your business is insanely organized. You spend your days doing the things and moving the cards to the right, to the right. Like Beyonce on opposite day. Anyway, you spend most of your day in Trello and love it that way. But is that really a good thing? I mean, I get it. The app is a-mah-zing for planning and organizing, and that stuff is so important. But you need to focus on the doing, not just the planning and organizing, so maybe you need to find another way to get that stuff done.
- I’m no Kenny Rogers fan, but he definitely got that line right. At its most basic level, the game of poker is all about knowing when to keep your cards versus when to abandon them. And in many ways, I find business to be a lot like poker — every decision is a calculated risk. Not every risk pays off, some cost you dearly, and even those bets that have a 99% chance of paying out aren’t airtight. In poker, it’s your cards (and how you use them) that determine whether you win or lose. In business? — it’s your customers.
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