Too busy to relax? – Never! 3 Easy tools to Calm Down and enter The Zone

Have you ever found yourself thinking or saying– “I’m too busy to relax!” when you’re stressed and you remember that leadership/mindfulness/stress management course you went on. Or when a colleague, trying to be helpful, suggests that you slow down or just relax a little? Part of you knows you should try, but the rest of you is so caught up in the momentum that it seems absolutely impossible …

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How Professional Are You?

You’re in a meeting. It over runs but you can’t leave and you know you’ll be late for the next one and you won’t have time to read the papers for it … You’re sitting at your desk, absorbed in your work, then you see your watch and realise you’re late for a meeting and you haven’t prepared for it … You’re on the tube/metro and it just stops, no apparent reason, and the time ticks away and you realise you’ll be late for the meeting but there’s no signal for your phone … Familiar?

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How Can You Be A Team If You’re Still Worried About Yourselves?

In pre-workshop interviews when I begin working with a team, I ask everyone, “So, how good is this team on a scale of 1 to 10?”. Most people will score their team around 7, 8 or 9. I then ask a second question: “OK, but really, in terms of unity of purpose, unity of vision and unity of action, how good is this team?”. “Ah well,” is the usual response, “if you’re talking in those terms, errr … 3 or 4?”

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