Nov 13, 2018
You know that you should have boundaries, but why are they so
critical, and how do you go about setting them? And what do
boundaries have to do with healthy relationships and effective
In this episode of the Healthy
Relationships series, I share why boundaries are critical to
effective leadership. I also discuss what boundaries look like in
real life, and how to practically set boundaries. If you’ve
struggled with setting boundaries in the past OR if you feel like
defining boundaries seems restrictive, you won’t want to miss
For the full show notes for this episode, visit estherlittlefield.com/episode20
Why do we need boundaries?
There are three reasons we need boundaries:
- Boundaries sustain us. They keep us from burnout.
- Boundaries protect our relationships. Without boundaries we do
things without a thought about how they impact those around
- Boundaries bring freedom. When you take into account your
personality, preferences, and what you want your life to look like,
it creates freedom to do what is most important to you.
How do we practically set boundaries?
- Start with your priorities. What is the most important to you?
For me, it’s my family, faith, and work. Take time to think through
and use the PowerSheets* tool
for extra help.
- Look at your calendar. Does it reflect your top
- Turn off the notifications on your phone. Want 23 ways to
create boundaries? Start here.
Leaders Are Learners:
Essentialism by Greg Mckeown
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