Speaking is one of my biggest passions, and motivating people to take up a mindfulness practice is one of my favorite topics as a speaker. On September 12th of this year I spoke at the New Media Summit in Austin, TX. There were around 200 people, and I was speaking on Present Moment Focus, and how over the past five years my research team and I have developed a proven system for customizing mental training through mindfulness-based practices. The summit was full of many positive people with great stories, and many attendees have podcast shows. Speaking at this event helped land me a few invitations to be on different shows. We will be advertising these podcast shows with posts when they come out soon.
Satimind is set to speak at other events as well, and our next one is at Austin Start-Up week the first week of October. This is exciting because ASW invites many entrepreneurs from around the country to fly into Austin and gain skills to make their companies more profitable. SatiMind’s cofounder’s Derek Bearisto and Erik Leslie are speaking on how mindfulness creates better teams through targeting many skills that help build team cohesion.
Mindfulness helps make more self-aware and self-regulated employees. When you have more self-aware employees, these people are more in tune with their thoughts and emotions. Thoughts and emotions drive behavior; so because team members are more aware of this connection and how it works, their actions tend to become more resourceful. Learning self-awareness is also about recognizing counter productive patterns in one’s thoughts and actions. This awareness then helps a person to self-regulate their energy, emotions and communication in a more resourceful way, which reduces conflict between co-workers. Working in teams is critical for many start-ups, and often people wear many different hats. This can make communication difficult, which leads to many problems if folks aren’t being aware or self-regulating. The skills of self-awareness and self-regulation cannot be overlooked if companies want to make the leap into a profitable or even thriving organization.
Taking five to ten minutes out of our day to practice being mindful can make the difference to develop more self-awareness. This awareness can help us regulate our emotions and thoughts to help us communicate with poise, accurately and effectively. This helps reduce conflicts, improve communication, increase energy and improve our efficiency making more effective, happier teams.