Have you ever felt ‘a little off’ when interacting with would-be clients, peers or anyone you met in your circle before? I have.
Something about their boundaries that give us wrong signals, but they are so subtle that we just let them slide… Then later on, we realize that we engage less and less with them somewhat subconsciously.
The question of the day is, “What if the way you communicate your availability boundaries is hurting your business?”
Don’t get me wrong. We can all agree that setting boundaries is key to the longevity of our businesses. They help us streamline and avoid spending hours on time-consuming (and low value) tasks that keep us away from providing meaningful work.
Dilemma! I know.
So, how do we go about maintaining a healthy level of boundaries that won’t hurt the quality of interactions you offer to people in your business? Is it even possible?
It is. Totally possible.
Today, we are going to explore:
1. Why some boundaries give us the wrong impressions?
2. Identifying your fears that are messing up your communication about your boundaries.
3. 5 super effective tips to help you implement this successfully.
Before diving in, I want to clarify that this post is going to focus mostly on “time & availability boundaries.” We are not going to cover privacy, security, and special treatment (favors) boundaries. These will be another lesson for another day.