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Meditation to Deeper Leadership

In today’s busy world, our brains are being asked to do more and more every day.  From the sheer amount of multitasking to the intake of information and decisions, we can find ourselves frazzled, stressed, and exhausted.

I started meditating to improve my breathing and self-regulation. I’ll admit, I was skeptical, and it was hard to get started.  My mind was all over the place, I could not stay focused, and I felt like a failure.  But after practice and learning from the experts (Robert Goldstein is my favorite), I have learned that there is no wrong way to meditate, and your practice IS the practice.

I’ve been fortunate to have many benefits from my practice.  My breathing, emotional stability and more attentiveness are just a few.  But what I was not expecting was the impact on my career and business- it has been a game changer!

Here are the benefits regular meditation has given me in my business:

  • More presence in the moment- whether I’m coaching clients, presenting, writing blogs, or producing podcasts I am completely engaged with the task at hand.

  • Enhanced emotional regulation- I am calm and controlled in any situation, and know how to process the emotions that come up in the moment

  • Better quality sleep- which leads to more productive days

  • Sharper thinking- and staying on track while creating, strategizing and leading. I’m also sharper in the moment for tough conversations, heavy decisions and strategic thinking.

  • Distractions are less intrusive- I can block out distractions in my environment and my mind to stay on track

  • More creativity and innovation- with clarity comes the ability to dream up new ways to meet my clients where they are and give more value to the people I serve. Coaching Circles, retreats, and online learning content are just a few examples.

I find when I can quiet my mind, and I can get new levels of clarity.  And clarity gives me more creativity and helps me make better decisions and the courage to try new things.

Starting can be daunting.  Here’s how I did it:

  • Understand there are no rules- the guides and experts will help you create your own practice, but it is your practice to create that works for you.

  • Start with guided meditation.  These are widely available for free, and they provide step-by-step instructions.  Just find a quiet spot, close your eyes, and follow along!

  • Find a time of day that works for you.  Many like to start their day with meditation.  I prefer to end my day before sleep.  I have also done short meditations during the day.  It’s a great way to get focused for an important conversation, presentation or meeting.

  • Start small- a 5-minute meditation can be all you can handle at first- that is fine!

  • Be patient with yourself- you know, the whole giving grace and allow the process thing I always preach?  It’s big here.

  • A roaming mind is ok...and is natural! Just acknowledge and return to your breathing and start again.

  • Keep at it, and add time in as you get comfortable

  • Be creative- there are morning, mid-day and evening meditations.  There are meditations while walking, for stress, eating, and many topics. My current new favorite practice is guided walking meditation!

  • There are many apps that have great meditations: I particularly like “Ten Percent”, “Balance”, and “Apple Fitness”.  Many of the apps offer free content as well.

The benefits of meditation are endless, and I am so happy to have found it in my life.  How will your meditation practice change your leadership and life? I can’t wait to hear!

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