Episode 119: How Mindfulness Helps Productivity 1


“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
– Victor Frankl

Mindfulness

How do we bring more mindfulness, purpose, and ultimately more productivity into our creative businesses?

That is the question Brad and I are exploring today.

If you’re just now tuning in, we’re in the midst of exploring aspects of our life that can influence and improve productivity in ways you may not immediately think about…

It’s about bringing mindfulness practices into our daily lives

So that we’re in a place where we have a choice over our actions, feelings,  responses. We’re not in a state of constant reaction. I think that when we get crazy and too busy, we’re in that opposite space of mindfulness where we’re constantly reacting rather than proactively choosing what we’re doing.

We recently finished a book called Mind Time that introduces the approach called AIM – allowing, inquiry, and meta-awareness. A really fantastic read! Especially for those of you interested in mindfulness without the attachment to religion.

In it, they quoted a great study from insurance giant, Aetna, who offered mindfulness-based training to their team members. They found the team members who participated in simple training exercises added roughly 60 minutes of productivity per week, which they calculated was worth about $3,000 annually per team member.

They were able to achieve a better quality of work through improved attention and reduced distractions, so you can easily understand how this increases your velocity. Improved attention means better quality work. Better quality work means less rework. Whatever you’re doing – whether it’s painting, videography, writing – better attention to your craft is going to result in better work.

To create a better quality of work and learn how to use AIM, check out the full podcast. See you on YouTube!

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IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • A simple 10-minute a day mindfulness practice that improves quality decision-making
  • How mindfulness can bring more grace, ease, and productivity into your creative work
  • Suggestions on detaching from work and coming home
  • To be proactive instead of reactive in feelings, thoughts, and choices

 

Links

28 Incredibly Motivating Quotes to Start Your Week

4 Ways Mindfulness Improves Your Productivity

Mind Time by Michael Chaskalson

 

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Transcript

 

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Minette Riordan, Ph.D.

Dr. Minette Riordan is an award-winning entrepreneur with 17 years experience in media, marketing and sales. She is a lover of art, poetry and mythology and a complete geek who digs discussing how businesses work. One of her core values is continuous improvement; she is a seeker, wanderer and adventurer who loves dragons and coffee. Most days you can find her supporting her creative clients to build profitable businesses. And on other days you can find her in her art studio covered in paint.



About Minette Riordan, Ph.D.

Dr. Minette Riordan is an award-winning entrepreneur with 17 years experience in media, marketing and sales. She is a lover of art, poetry and mythology and a complete geek who digs discussing how businesses work. One of her core values is continuous improvement; she is a seeker, wanderer and adventurer who loves dragons and coffee. Most days you can find her supporting her creative clients to build profitable businesses. And on other days you can find her in her art studio covered in paint.


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