Let’s speak candidly. You have priorities outside the office. Big priorities. And sometimes thoughts of those things seep into your consciousness as you’re leading a meeting, giving a presentation or shaking hands with a new client.
You’re human. It’s all good. Don’t beat yourself up about it.
Having said this, it’s helpful to be able to wrangle the mind. And by wrangling, I mean gently, compassionately coaxing it to focus on the moment at hand.
Are you adept at this? How much time do you spend in the present moment, undistracted by other things?
If you confidently answered ‘true’ to 4 or 5 of these statements, you’re often in the present moment as you’re working.
If less than 4 of these statements are true for you, distraction is likely limiting your ability to focus. Trust me, you’re not alone.
Take action now to improve your mindfulness. Pick 1 of the statements and commit to practicing it for the next 30 days. Don’t worry about slip-ups along the way ... just keep going.
At first, mindfulness comes in small, almost imperceptible steps. But even in its smallest doses, it’s potent beyond belief.
Leaders who work with Lisa as their executive leadership coach have seen great results when it comes to improving their mindfulness. Perhaps this is the next step for you?