We could stop funneling people into our programs with freebies and other lures. We could start giving people the time they need to make purchasing decisions. To be patient. All ways to practice Asteya - not stealing money. #4 Not stealing attention Asteya could mean: a non-stealing of attention. We could stop sharing trivia on social media . Posting daily, showing our face in stories just to keep the algorithm happy. (And not because we have something to say right now.) We could start issuing notifications before going into a meeting. Email, Messenger, Instagram.
We could let family members know that we are now in a Zoom meeting for two hours and unavailable. We could give privacy to the people we are meeting mobile number list online right now. Create a safe space without distractions . Maybe we could even start not stealing our own attention by pointlessly scrolling through social media feeds for hours with an intention. To train ourselves in awareness. All possibilities to practice Asteya - the non-stealing of attention - in our self-employment. #5 Not Stealing Trust Asteya could mean: a non-stealing of trust. We could stop making unrealistic promises. Results that are only achieved by the smallest part of our customers and do not become reality for the majority.
We could take care to be honest when we talk about our products and offers. To practice communicating (more) clearly. We could practice being transparent . Saying it explicitly when it's not us running a support group, but a team member. We could start being more selective with our yes . We could make it a habit to say no more often to avoid backing out in the middle of a project and betraying the trust people have placed in us. Maybe we could even get out of the "more is always better" mania and focus on quality again . We could resolve to stop communicating and communicate more clearly.