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  • 8 November 2013

    Why are big companies turning to Mindfulness?

    Posted by Jon Treanor0 Comments

    Mindfulness. That’s got to be a load of mumbo-jumbo, right? Well, I thought it was too until I spent eight days in silence at a monastery for a BBC TV series called The Big Silence in 2009. That’s when I went from a successful business workaholic to a man who’d found the answer to work stress and personal unhappiness.

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  • 8 November 2013

    Must Read Alert For Top Executive Business Leaders!

    Posted by Jon Treanor0 Comments

    You're at work in the office. It's 2 pm and you've had no lunch. In the space of an hour 300 emails have filled your inbox and now your Mobile is ringing. In the nearby office you can hear your PA fielding calls. You remember with a sinking feeling that at 3pm you’ve got a meeting with the Chairman about the share value. You are still pondering about a major staff crisis. The sales director has resigned and you need to get him out. It's your partner on phone - one of the kids is ill at school and they are also stuck at work. You've got 4 major customers to call back due to sales director leaving and going to the opposition.

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  • 8 November 2013

    We are all mentors for each other

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    I am often asked whether or not I have a mentor myself, the easy answer is yes, and actually I have several support mechanisms in place to assist my personal growth and development. Ever the student, I don’t accept the work-life balance position, we have one life, work is part of that life and the successful individual is one who can balance all aspects of their self and life. If we can achieve and maintain that balance then we will have a rewarding life experience. For that in my experience we each need support and guidance, I receive personal therapy weekly and practice mindfulness regularly. I have supervision every week in order to sustain my work and personal requirements, we all have issues, no one has all of the answers, we all need to ensure we are supported. I have a personal trainer and a golf coach, I choose to improve and therefore guidance by relevant experts is essential. I have a sounding board and a mentor who I trust and respect, I also happen to like them as an individual, the chemistry works.

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