Happy Monday KW Family! While in the line at the Grocery Store this week, I came across an issue of TIME magazine; the issue was titled, “Mindfulness- the new science of health and happiness.” I instantly thought of Keller Williams Mission Statement. “To Build careers worth having, businesses worth owning, and lives worth living.” I picked up the magazine and began to skim the pages, on page4 two little words jumped out at me; BEING HERE.
Not only did article give amazing examples, as well as, personal and professional stories of being here; being present in the moment- but it gave fantastic suggestions on how to make those two little words a reality. According to the article, practicing mindfulness, and being present in the moment; will improve your life in the following areas: stress control, work productivity, personal satisfaction at home, improved sleep quality, and overall improvement in health.
As I continued to turn the pages I began to think of how Keller Williams encourages this mind set in their Market Centers. Time blocking, being acutely aware of the 80/20 rule, ensuring we set buffer days and focus days, as well as, taking a break in the work day are all methods in which we practice mindfulness at KW.
In a chaotic and often hectic world it is imperative to be present in order to be the best parent, employee, friend and business owner that you can be. I have found it to be truly unique experience that a company is so invested in their employees; on a personal and professional level. Are, you employing the KW methods of mindfulness? Do you see how they can truly have an impact on your business?
This Special Edition of TIME contains Three Sections titled: Part One: Outsmart Stress, Part Two: Find Your Center, and Part Three: Eat, Play, Thrive; each section contains 7 mini articles pertaining to mindfulness for every part of your life. How do you practice mindfulness? Which areas, if any, could use some improvement?
If the answer is no to any pf the above questions, I encourage you to see your Market Center staff or do some independent research about mindfulness and how it can improve your business, and personal life. Can it help you reach a big goal? Below are some tools to help in your quest for mindfulness.
I will leave you with a quote from Lazo Tzu, “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
Have a Great Week!