As I get older I notice I am much more interested in quality.
For example, quality relationships. When people reciprocate when asked for reasonable help occasionally, and more importantly where people interact on a meaningful basis between requests for assistance.
I live in Germany, so the GDPR privacy rules go into effect tomorrow in a direct way for our household. The rules will affect communicating with European Union citizens living abroad, as well as with residents of the EU who hold citizenship of any country in the world (such as myself and my husband).
I have been preparing for the new rules by searching my database for people who meet any of those criteria, then reaching out to them in a typed (nonvoice) way to receive explicit permission to keep them in my (privately-accessed, password protected, stored online) database. I used mobile phone texting, social media private messaging, email, or even mailing them a greeting card.
Most people have been fine with all of it, a few asked me to hold only their name and phone number/email, one asked me to remove her information completely.
Some people have not responded at all.
So after I post this blog entry, I will remove the database entries for the nonresponders. If they reply affirmatively later on, I will be able to add them back. But in the meanwhile, I know not to spend energy on those relationships.
That frees my energy and time to focus on the people who at least give me the courtesy of a positive reply.
Focusing on quality can create an initial wince, and the benefits come afterward.
And, thank you for continuing to subscribe to this blog.
–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™
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P.S. I posted a Privacy Statement yesterday. Please read it if you have any concerns regarding how data is handled. Also realize there is an unsubscribe button at the bottom of every emailed notice each time I publish a new blog entry. These options are provided so you have control of information as you interact online.