Stealth expectations.

Here is this week’s 1% MORE—4 short prompts using Mind over Tech’s M.O.R.E framework to trigger tiny improvements to your digital habits.

This week's theme is: 💬 Communication

Mindsets and habits to share information effectively, collaborate and build culture in your digital life.


a trigger to inspire motivation

Author Brené Brown defines ‘stealth expectations’ as:

“A desire or expectation that exists outside our awareness and typically includes a dangerous combination of fear and magical thinking. Stealth expectations almost always lead to disappointment, resentment, and more fear.”

Source: Dare to Lead


an approach to gather data

Be curious about the stealth expectations that can come along with our email communications. Do these expectations come from yourself, others, or a mixture of both?


a prompt to inspire change

How could you be kind to others and relieve anxiety by making your own expectations clear?


an invitation to disrupt your digital habits

Design an email signature that clearly states your own expectations around email usage, putting both you and others at ease when communicating.

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Until next week,

— Jonathan
Founder of Mind over Tech