Positively changing workplace culture…one business at a time.
Colour your water
Ask a fish about water and the fish is likely to say, ‘what water?’
Thinking is your water. Until you’re aware of what you’re thinking about you’ll be yanked around by your mind.
Mindfulness colours your water by exposing old habits of thinking that may be keeping you stuck.
Interrupting mind-wandering, dealing with distractions and taming unhelpful thinking is a known outcome of mindfulness training.
Make magic sandals
Thinking the problem is ‘out there’ is the problem!
Once a barefoot princess stepped on a thorn which hurt like anything! She immediately demanded her father the king carpet the entire kingdom.
The king freaked (carpeting kingdoms is expensive!). A wise person offered to make the princess a pair of sandals. Problem solved!
Mindfulness helps people make their own sandals by building inner resilience.
Skin in the game
Gandhi said “be the change you wish to see in the world”.
Real change starts with you! You decide what you want to work on.
You might want to be more courageous, a better communicator, present more often – or more authentic, calm, resilient, innovative and inspiring?!
Mindfulness, helps you perform and function at your best. Having some skin in the game is a great motivator for building new healthy habits.
Believing in being better humans…
- Workplace mindfulness is about changing the way people work and growing a positive workplace culture.
- Whether you’re leading an organisation, 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. People are more likely to stay with it when they experience the benefits for themselves and have expert support.
- One of the biggest benefits of mindfulness is seeing yourself clearly. With more self-awareness comes choice. You get to choose how you’ll show up.
- Smart organisations often train their leaders in mindfulness first, because leaders have the most impact on engagement.
- Today’s work environments are complex and constantly changing. Humans are not designed to think well when managing uncertainty. Stress powers off the mind’s executive functions and increases the suffering associated with 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, exponentially improves relationships.
- Doing business mindfully means operating consciously and ethically while boosting the bottom line.
- Everyone wants to feel they’re making progress at work. Teams that function collaboratively harness their combined energy and do a better job.
- Wishing and wanting to be more mindful doesn’t change anything. People need new tools to manage from the inside-out, otherwise they’re ruled by their habits. Nothing interrupts unhelpful behaviours better than mindful awareness.
- When people are mindful at work 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, we’re slaves to our unconscious mind and old behaviours take over.
- A solution-focused mindset isn’t something you have, or you don’t have; you train it by deliberately practising mindfulness.
- Businesses that thrive in the future will encourage their people to innovate, make mistakes and to think creatively. Mindfulness provides people with groundwork to be innovative by accessing a clear, open and flexible mindset.
- People who can see how their values and behaviours align with those of the business, are likely to be more engaged in promoting a healthy workplace culture.