Several years ago I attended the Mindful Workplace Summit. It seemed like question everyone was asking me during the event was: “do you have a practice.”
The first day, I kept wondering what the hell they were talking about. I don’t have a CPA practice, but I do have a business… is that the same? I was very confused.
But that wasn’t at all what they were asking.
What they wanted to know was if I had a mindfulness practice, meaning did I practice mindful techniques each day?
If you are not familiar, here’s what that means. There are certain activities we can do that put us in a mindful state in the present moment. The most common ones that people think of are meditation and yoga, but did you know there are many other ways you can practice mindfulness including eating, walking, listening to music, and really in almost any activity you are doing.
Do you have mindful practices? If so, respond back to this email and let me know what they are.
There are significant health and productivity benefits to being more mindful and present, so much so that organizations are investing billions of dollars each year.
I’ve known Holly Duckworth for several years through the National Speakers Association that we both belong to, and I had Holly on the Fire and Earth Podcast I do with Kathy Gruver recently. It was such a great episode that I also ran it on Jamming with Jason.
Last week, I asked you to leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts (here’s the link again: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jamming-with-jason-mefford/id1456660699). It helps me out, and helps out others so they can find the podcast.
I wanted to share with you what Pinson’s Girl shared in her 5-star review:
“Jamming with Jason is the best! Talking with Jason makes me feel seen and heard like no other podcaster. Listening to his episodes leaves me with so much great content that I’m always eager to come back for more. Take breaks as you need them, Jason, but keep coming back- we need to hear from you and your guests!”
You can also get a shout-out like that too, when you leave a review today.
Finally this week, I’ve decided to go back to the once a week cadence for Jamming with Jason episodes. I am planning a slightly different format that you will see very soon, and they take a little longer to get ready.
If you are a Jamming Junky and need more than one episode a week, fear not. I also have the Fire and Earth Podcast I do with Kathy Gruver which also drops an episode each week (https://jasonmefford.com/fireandearthpodcast/).
And if that still isn’t enough, with over 270 Jamming episodes and over 170 Fire and Earth episodes you could literally listen to something every day for over a year, so no withdrawal pains.
Have a great rest of your week my friend, and know you are special just the way you are.