Needles from the Haystack #13 – November 2018
It’s getting cold outside and the family spends more time at home. And that time needs to be filled properly.
Maybe that’s why resources on parenting piqued my interest this month a bit more than usual? Who knows. But if you’re a parent as well, the 2 articles by Eric Barker are worth the few minutes you’ll spend on reading them!
And if you’re not a parent, I got excellent material on negotiating & more for you in this episode. But especially on negotiating: those 4 hours changed my attitude and effectiveness immediately.
Take care and be well,
Dealing with our emotions is tough for most adults. Me included. Some of that comes from not having learned about that early on. Let’s make life easier for our kids by giving them the head start we didn’t have by supporting them in these 5 ways. I got notable results with my own kids using emotional outbursts as an opportunity for learning and labelling emotions. But the other 3 are no less useful.
A lot in life is about negotiating, even if we don’t label it as such. So a lot of success in life comes from your ability to negotiate. @akouts and @JordanHarbinger go deep into the topic and present the concepts in a very practical and entertaining way. It’s 3 parts and about 4 hours of material, but it’s worth the time. I listened to all of them twice and took notes on at least 10 of the concepts they discussed. Got myself a 15% discount in a jewelery store the week after. No joke!
Some of us are not exactly relaxed in social situations. And in that state, it’s easy to let things slip because you’re too busy dealing with yourself. Here’s 9 basic things you want to pay attention to at your next social gatherings if you want to have a better time. I definitely need to get better with names. And probably with most of the other 8 things as well.
When it comes to parenting, I like to have larger concepts in mind and take actions based on those when the opportunity arises. This article helped me to answer the difficult question about the right timing to start teaching my kids specific things.
The Minimalists proclaim living debt-free (with some exceptions) and show how to live a good life while doing so, how to get out of debt and which pitfalls to avoid along the way.