It’s time for another installment of my newsletter series. In each issue, I share three resources that I have found to be helpful for myself and/or my clients. As a former librarian and a current voracious gatherer of helpful information, I’m constantly listening to podcasts, reading books and articles, and watching various videos that spark my interest.

Listening:

My adopted brother died last month and I have been living in the world of grief ever since. No matter how many loved ones death has taken from you, grieving never gets easier. Coincidentally, a friend posted this link about a five year old child saying good by to her best friend, her four year old cousin who was killed in a freak accident. I found it not only comforting but filled with wisdom as well.

Reading:

The Longreads website is filled with excellent articles that are longer than the usual “soundbite” articles generally posted on the internet. I received this article about the difference between being broke and being poor. I’m posting it today in honor of all of the government employees who now would qualify as being broke due to the government shutdown. But let us also not forget those who are poor who will not recover when the government is allowed to function again.

Watching:

Persuasion is a helpful skill that benefits salespeople and as well as everyone else. We all have needs that must be met. For those that we can’t meet ourselves, persuasion is necessary to help us get what we need. Robert Cialdini is an expert in the field of persuasion. This video depicts six shortcuts that he uses to persuade people to make helpful decisions. Persuasion is very different from manipulation. Nobody appreciates being manipulated. Persuasion allows people to make their own choices based upon the power of interpersonal interactions and the constraints of the environment.

As always, thanks for taking the time to read this newsletter. If any of these resources elicited any thoughts or feelings that you’d like to share with me, please contact me. If you like these emails, feel free to share them with other coaches, friends, clients and people walking the transformational path.

With love,
Judy