Why Mindfulness + Leadership?
Mindfulness is the most systematic way I know how to build focus, emotional intelligence and improve decision making... all of which are critical leadership competencies. Unlike other skills that you might learn in a MBA or management course (that build your horizontal skills), mindfulness builds your ability to handle more (your vertical capacity).
How do I choose what time I want to meditate every day?
I recommend that you spend a 2-3 days noticing your daily habits. E.g., if you decide that you want to meditate in the morning, take note of what your routines look like and then choose what routine you want to insert meditation into. Personally, I find it easiest to meditate right after waking up in the morning because my mind is clearest then, and I'm least likely to fall asleep then.
I WANT TO DO MORE THAN 5 or 10 MINUTES A DAY. WHAT CAN I DO?
You're welcome to meditate more than 5 or 10 minutes a day. But if you're new at meditating, I'd recommend starting with no more than 10 minutes a day. Will power is like a muscle. The more you use it, the more you tire it out. So build it gradually so that you can sustain this new habit.
How do I know I'm doing this right?
There's no way to do this wrong. Meditation is simply about paying attention to the present moment; and if your attention wanders, simply to notice it and then bring it back to where you want to be focused (e.g., your breath or some other point of concentration).
But to track how your capacity to focus is growing, try counting to 10 on your breath. If you notice your attention wandering, start the count over at 1. See how many rounds you can do counting to 10 without losing your focus.
If I fall asleep while meditating, what does that mean?
It simply means you need more sleep. Try meditating in the morning when you're less likely to doze off.
What's the cost?
The first 5 days of the program are available at no charge.