If you have read just about anything that I have written, you know that I think that mindfulness is the best thing since sliced bread. But will it help your business? If you are a solopreneur, will it help you grow your business and connect with customers? If you are a manager, will it help your team work better?
The short answer is, YES!
Business leaders and professionals face constant pressure and challenges. They have to deal with multiple demands, deadlines, uncertainties, conflicts, and changes. They also have to cope with information overload, interruptions, and distractions. These factors can create a lot of stress and anxiety, which can impair performance, creativity, and decision-making. Stress can also lead to burnout, health problems, and lower satisfaction and engagement at work.
Mindfulness training cultivates mindfulness skills that can help you cope with stress and distraction at work and in life. Because don’t forget – you cannot leave your personal life at the door when you come to work. It stays in your head all day long!
Mindfulness can help you become more aware of your thoughts, emotions, sensations, and surroundings in the present moment. By doing so, you can learn to respond rather than react to challenging situations. You can also learn to focus your attention on what matters most and let go of what doesn’t.
What might be the result?
Improved productivity Mindfulness training can help you improve your concentration, memory, and learning abilities. You can also avoid wasting time and energy on unproductive thoughts and behaviors.
Enhanced creativity Mindfulness training can help you generate more novel and useful ideas. You can also overcome mental blocks and biases that limit your creativity.
Better decision-making Mindfulness training can help you make more rational and ethical decisions. You can also avoid common pitfalls such as overconfidence, confirmation bias, and sunk cost fallacy. Mindfulness training is not only good for your personal health and happiness, but also for your professional success and impact. By practicing mindfulness, you can become a more effective, innovative, and compassionate leader and team member. You can also create a more positive, supportive, and productive work culture. Mindfulness training can give you a competitive edge in the global market and help you achieve your business goals.
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The article discussed in this newsletter is: Hunter, J. (April 2013) Is mindfulness good for business? Mindful p52-59