Promoting Peace of Mind, By Jeff Gau, Marco CEO
As CEO, I often get asked, “What keeps you up at night?” It is a good question to ask ourselves, especially as leaders. My answer most of the time is: not much. Does that surprise you? The reason is that I have peace of mind.
Being aware of and managing peace of mind is what good leaders and high performers do. Mindfulness has been called the ultimate habit for success. It increases resilience to stress (because stress is going to happen), improves decision making and increases emotional intelligence.
There are steps we can take to promote more mindfulness. One key step is to reframe your thinking. Step back and ask yourself these questions:
- What’s the worst-case scenario?
- What’s the likely scenario?
- What’s the best outcome?
- What control do I have?
So often the worst-case scenario is not as bad as we’re feeling and outlining the likely scenario reminds us to bring logic back into the equation.