Meditation: Startup's Secret Weapon

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Meditation, or mindfulness practice, has become all the rage throughout the tech & business world. In this deck you'll learn all about how to apply the benefits of meditation into your professional life. Slides taken from a class taught by John Bigay, a digital marketing and strategy consultant. Learn more from the experts by visiting http://intelligent.ly/learn

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Meditation: Startup's Secret Weapon

  1. 1. presents Meditation: the Start-up’s Secret Weapon JOHN BIGAY @Jbigay
  2. 2. Meditation: The Startup’s Secret Weapon
  3. 3. Who am I?
  4. 4. John Bigay about.me/johnbigay
  5. 5. Who are you?
  6. 6. Heresy
  7. 7. What does meditation have to do with business, let alone start-ups?
  8. 8. What this is not.
  9. 9. What this is.
  10. 10. Productivity
  11. 11. Creativity
  12. 12. Collaboration
  13. 13. Leadership
  14. 14. Health
  15. 15. Focus
  16. 16. (Happiness)
  17. 17. Why tech start-ups?
  18. 18. ๏ Test, learn, optimize ๏ Learn by doing ๏ Find your own path ๏ Stay open ๏ Respond to what is actually happening
  19. 19. ๏ Adapt to change ๏ Manage stress ๏ Focus ๏ Collaborate ๏ Tune your most valuable instrument (you)
  20. 20. In other words...
  21. 21. Buddha was a geek
  22. 22. Developed a technology to optimize the human condition
  23. 23. Mind hacking: Disrupt + reprogram our mental o.s.* *Vincent Horn, Buddhist Geeks
  24. 24. Really? How?
  25. 25. Neuroplasticity
  26. 26. 47%
  27. 27. Distracted = unproductive
  28. 28. Distracted = unfocused
  29. 29. Distracted = unhappy
  30. 30. Negativity bias
  31. 31. Emotional Intelligence Self-awareness Self-management Social awareness Ability to manage relationships
  32. 32. What is mindfulness?
  33. 33. Awareness. On purpose. Of the present moment. Non-judgementally.
  34. 34. It’s a practice.
  35. 35. See how we are actually living
  36. 36. Changes our relationship to experience itself.
  37. 37. Respond rather than react.
  38. 38. How do we do it?
  39. 39. Step 1: Awareness
  40. 40. Need to develop the clarity & stability of mind to begin to see what is actually going on. Emotionally Behaviorally Externally
  41. 41. WARNING: It ain’t pretty.
  42. 42. Why? Our minds are a mess.
  43. 43. Let’s take a look
  44. 44. A few things to keep in mind…
  45. 45. ๏ If your mind wanders ๏ If you get bored ๏ If you think it’s stupid ๏ If you get pissed off…
  46. 46. You are not doing it wrong
  47. 47. Ready, set, go
  48. 48. What did you see?
  49. 49. OK, now what?
  50. 50. It’s not just on the cushion
  51. 51. Sitting Standing Walking Lying Down
  52. 52. How much is enough?
  53. 53. Start with less than you think you can do. Then do it.
  54. 54. What gets in the way?
  55. 55. ๏ Desire ๏ Irritation ๏ Sloth & Torpor ๏ Restlessness ๏ Doubt
  56. 56. Where do I go from here?
  57. 57. ๏ Set the intention ๏ Make a commitment ๏ Do it together ๏ Bring it into your everyday life
  58. 58. Tools & resources
  59. 59. John Bigay about.me/johnbigay Thank you!
  60. 60. Course Title Course Title INSTRUCTOR NAME

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