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  • Emily Bennington Founder, Awake Exec™ Conscious Career Design Mindfulness as a Career Strategy How to Use Centuries-Old Techniques to Enhance Your Leadership Presence Today
  • The gift of the east is the ability to accept The gift of the west is the ability to chang e
  • Is your mind like a shaken snow globe?
  • Mindfulness is the practice of bringing clarity and concentration to your moment-by- moment experience.
  • It’s the ability to see what’s happening... Not as we hoped it would be. Not as we expected it to be. Not seeing more or less.
  • …but exactly what is here. Just as it is. @JaniceMarturano Executive Director, Institute for Mindful Leadership
  • You can’t make good decisions in a mental state of frenzy worry anger or
  • And since your choices create your reality... …you need to own them.
  • Accepting your experience as it is allows you to respond versus
  • Step One Know Your Mind 1
  • Why do we react emotionally in the first place?
  • Three words: fight or flight
  • Prefrontal cortex (the boss) Left Brain (logic) Right Brain (emotion)
  • Mindfulness calms your biological triggers(allowing you to make better decisions as a
  • Because when the **** hits the fan… …you need to be on your game THE
  • Once you become self-aware, you can help others do the same.
  • Step Two Train Your Mind 2
  • The events of your life do not change according to whether you are happy or unhappy about them.
  • Purposeful pauses allow you to center into the moment. Are you content? Are you emotional? Are you fearful? Are you future-tripping? Are you living in the past?
  • Mindfulness brings you back to the present where you can choose your response.
  • In the process, be on the lookout for emotion… …but don’t run from it.
  • “We aren’t meant to be perfect. We are meant to be whole.” - Jane Fonda
  • Goals Intentions Virtues
  • Step Three Free 3
  • When you’re clear on what matters most in your life, you can feel emotion without being overwhelmed by what you feel.
  • Peace amid the chaos = freedom
  • Be still. And know.
  • EmilyBennington.com Facebook.com/EmilyBennington @EmilyBennington emily@emilybennington.com