MONDAY, 4 MAY 2020
Over the last decade, meditation has steadily become a mainstream practice among business professionals, including highly successful entrepreneurs and corporate leaders in top executive positions.
The business world is a dynamic environment; to be successful, one requires skills and strengths including (but not limited to) having sharp intellect and focus, sensitivity and responsiveness to change, strategic manoeuvring, communication and negotiation skills including emotional intelligence, and exceptional resilience. Inevitably, many business professionals deal with troubling side-effects of their work: high level of stress and anxiety, feelings of insecurity, low self-esteem and impostor syndrome, and lack of harmonious relationships in both the workplace and in the private life.
Meditation provides methods and tools to effectively deal with these challenges, and to overcome them. When embraced as a regular daily practice, meditation helps get rid of the weaknesses and boost the strengths, which together lead to manifesting happiness and success.
Meditation will increase you feeling of harmony with the environment and the people around you. It will help you see things and situations more objectively, and reduce feelings of fear and hostility. It will enhance your emotional intelligence, thus making you listen more attentively and communicating with less misunderstanding and conflict. You become a better speaker, who communicates ideas clearly, interacts with others confidently, and influences others more effectively.
Meditation will make you more kind and compassionate. It will make you more sensitive to the needs, perceptions and points of view of the other. The ability to see from another perspective and to seek solutions which can be a win-win for multiple players is a trait that can win you partners, allies and unexpected gains.
Meditation will sharpen your focus and concentration. Researches have shown that people who meditate have increased attention, concentration and memory. Meditation will help you rely less on routine and old patterns of thinking and working, developing a flexible mindset. You will find yourself more prone to divergent thinking in which new ideas and approaches emerge. Meditation will transform you into a clear thinker who is not afraid of new situations. Your business decisions will be much better founded, and more authentic.
To stand out from the crowd, you need to be able to demonstrate innovation and creativity. Through meditation, you will be able to tap into your own source of talent and potential. You will soon find out that, rather that recycling old knowledge and approaches, you can rely on your intuition, develop new ways, and generate rewarding outcomes.
Meditation will also increase your confidence, improve your productivity, and lead you to your peak performance. You will develop better coping mechanisms for dealing with stress and anxiety, including better quality of sleep.
Meditation will also make you more resilient. Through meditation you will develop mindfulness in your everyday life. Your ability to observe and understand various situations in the workplace and in your personal life will grow sharper. This will enable you to make informed decisions with more awareness and understanding, to deal with risk more maturely, and thus be able to rebound in times of adversity.