Why Create Mindful Moments?

If you don’t create more mindful moments you leave money and happiness on the table. Mindfulness allows you to slow down your thoughts, increase your focus, enhance your creativity and understand more thoroughly the effect of your strategies and actions. If you want to be a better leader, greater mindfulness is important, indeed, it’s essential. […]

Having a Mind Like a River

“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” – Jackie Robinson Here is a mindful moment mastery technique is for dealing with destructive thoughts. Both in preparing for important events and during those events you will sometimes have negative or self-defeating thoughts, usually based out of fear. Here is […]

Fearless Leaders Create Mindful Moments

Here is an exercise to help you become more mindful. Answer each question on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 for never, and 5 for always. Do you consciously enhance your awareness and let go of judgment when you are seeking a creative solution? Are you aware when your mind is on auto-response […]

Transcendent Mindful Moments

Mindful moments can be transcendent As a leader, when you master your mind to the level that you can consciously choose to have mindful moments, you create expanded possibilities and can then make higher conscious choices and decisions from these possibilities. When you are being mindful, you might transcend rational thought and engage with your […]

Why Is Being Mindful So Powerful?

Fearless Leaders Create Mindful Moments “Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life.” ― Marcus Aurelius, “Meditations” Do you create moments of mindfulness, or is your mind on unconscious auto-response all day? Do you create mindful moments that consciously take you off auto-response and on to […]

Why Is Being Mindful so Powerful?

“Don’t yell at your children, lean in and whisper. It’s much more effective.” ~ Anonymous Compare how it feels when you’re talking with someone and you can tell that person’s mind is somewhere else, and when you’re engaging with someone who’s completely present. You can even notice this over the phone, if someone with whom […]

Mindfulness…Sip by Sip

Savor life, don’t devour it without appreciation. In their best-selling business book, “The Republic of Tea: Letters to a Young Zentrepreneur,” authors
 Mel Ziegler, Sill Rosenzweig, and Patricia Ziegler suggest that we live life “sip by sip” rather than “gulp by gulp,” as most of us do. Mel and Pat Ziegler and entrepreneur Bill Rosenzweig […]

Practicing Mindful Leadership

When I was in Bermuda doing research, I had an opportunity to test my anthropological “participant observer” skills while learning how to become an observant member of a primate group without intruding on the lives of the stump-tailed macaques that made up that group. The experience was not without missteps. On one occasion, one of […]

Test Your Mindfulness of Living in the Moment

Here is an exercise to determine your own state of mindfulness, and what are your priorities for staying in the moment. Self-reflection. Answer each question with a 1 for “never,” up to a 5 for “always.” Other people notice that you can be extraordinarily, intentionally present with them. When taking on a challenge, you can […]

Learning to Create Mindful Moments

Here are steps to learning to create mindful moments in disagreements using mental rehearsal (much like athletes do to practice physical skills). Imagine someone disagreeing with you. Respond with, “that’s interesting,” then drop your thoughts into the time and space of mindfulness. Then say “I’d like to understand why you think that.” Listen without judgment, […]