I colour your water, create magic sandals & encourage you to get some skin in the game!
Colour your water
Ask a fish about water and the fish is likely to say, ‘what’s water?’
Thinking is our water. Until you’re aware of what you’re thinking about your mind will yank you around.
And the more we live in our heads the less connected we are to our lives and other people.
Mindfulness colours your water by exposing old habits of thinking (and behaving) keeping you stuck.
Make magic sandals
Once a barefoot princess stepped on a thorn that hurt like anything! She immediately demanded her father the King to carpet the entire kingdom.
The King freaked (carpeting kingdoms is expensive!). Luckily a wise person made the princess a pair of sandals. Problem solved!
Mindful people make their own sandals by building inner resilience.
Thinking the problem is ‘out there’ is the problem!
Skin in the game
Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world”. What he meant was – change always starts with you!
Do you want to be a better communicator, present more often, calmer, resilient, more courageous, innovative and inspiring?!
Deciding on what’s important to you means getting some skin in the game.
Having a clear intention is essential when you’re building new healthy habits.
I believe in better humans and becoming the best version of ourselves!
- Workplace mindfulness is about changing the way people work together and creating a positive workplace culture.
- Whether you’re leading a team, making a sale, giving a presentation, or simply answering the phone, you’re at your best when you’re relaxed, clear-headed and feeling open-hearted. Mindfulness is about cultivating and maintaining this state.
- It takes time and consistent practice to experience the benefits of mindfulness.
- One of the biggest benefits of mindfulness is seeing yourself clearly. With more self-awareness comes choice. You can choose how you’ll show up.
- Smart organisations train their leaders in mindfulness first, because leaders create culture.
- Today’s work environments are complex. Humans are not designed to think well when managing constant uncertainty. Stress powers off our brains executive functions and increases mind wandering.
- Mindfulness builds resilience by down-regulating the stress response and interrupting mindless reactions.
- Awareness of your intention trumps all other communication skills. Mindfully deciding to listen generously, be open and curious and less critical and judgmental, improves relationships exponentially.
- Doing business mindfully means operating consciously and ethically while still boosting the bottom line.
- Everyone wants to feel like they’re making progress at work. Teams that function collaboratively harness their combined energy and do a better job.
- People need new tools to manage from the inside-out, otherwise they’re ruled by habits. Nothing interrupts unhelpful behaviours better than mindful awareness.
- When people are mindful they’re present and fully engaged, happier and more productive. They’re also more fun to be around.
- Reflecting on what you did is ‘nice’ but without in-the-moment-awareness, old behaviours take over.
- A solution-focused mindset isn’t something you have, or you don’t have; you train it deliberately by practising mindfulness.
- Businesses that thrive in the future will encourage their people to innovate, make mistakes and to think creatively.
- Mindfulness lays the groundwork to be more innovative – a clear, open and flexible mindset.
- People who see when their values and behaviours align or misalign at work are likely to do the right thing.
- Leaders who communicate clearly without avoiding difficult conversations or becoming harsh and judgemental have more engaged teams.