Michelle Frechette is on a much deserved vacation this week, but before she left she wrote this great reflection on the various aspects of getting appropriate space for yourself:
“It’s altogether easy to understand, and an enigma in so many ways.
In order to be productive, happy, and healthy, we often define our lives in terms of space: physical space, emotional space, and time.”
Assertiveness is something I struggle with and have been slowly working on. It doesn’t come easy to me. I’m a huge fan of psychologist and prolific writer Nick Wignall. We’ve had him on Draft at Post Status before, but this post on assertiveness is a great post to bookmark.
Two suggestions he makes stood out to me: “Make imperfect decisions” and “Stop top trying to manage how other people feel.”
Professional Pick: Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries by Peter Sims — I bought and read this book in 2011, and it transformed how I approach and think about business and professional experiments.
Personal Pick: In the #booknook this week, there was a conversation about love. Two books mentioned were bell hooks’ All About Love and A General Theory of Love by Thomas Lewis.