This week over at BNET, I had two posts. The first was called “How To Get a Raise (And Get Your Kid To Eat His Veggies).” I interviewed Stuart Diamond, author of Getting More and a famed negotiation professor at Wharton, about ways to better handle negotiation, including negotiation with our little ones. I can’t say the negotiation tactics have worked yet with my 3-year-old. Our positions (Resolved: we will eat vegetables and Resolved: not even if we have to starve) are pretty diametrically opposed. I’ll keep you posted on that one.
I also wrote a post on Fighting the Email Addiction. Over the holidays, I went on an email fast for 5 days while my husband and I were outside the country. His phone worked, so family members could reach him in emergencies. But everything else I decided not to bother with. A few emails did come in that normally I would have responded to right away. I did miss some opportunities. But others will come, and more or less life moves along. It’s a reminder to me that if nothing goes horribly wrong when I don’t check for 5 days, I can certainly not check for 2 hours while I focus on a bigger project.