The one skill that rules them all

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#DailyMojo | Sharran Srivatsaa

In today’s hyper distracting world, one of the most transformative skills to have is that of being fully present. Some of you have stopped reading already as you skimmed the first sentence and moved on. This one is for you.

We get over fourteen thousand commercial messages targeted at us every single day. Yet when we are sitting in a meeting we can’t put our phones away? Yes, I mean physically away… out of sight. We respond to every ring, ding, and bing. The majority of it is not even great news. Most of the time its based on someone else trying to get you to work on their to-do list.

My coach identified this as a big thing that created a lot of emotional volatility and diminished productivity in my day. We worked on a very simple exercise where before every single meeting, I would take a 30 second pause and clearly define my intention for the meeting. I would very clearly articulate why I was there, what outcome I was looking for, and most importantly “who” should show up. The “who” was a cool twist… am I leader, am I coach, am I mentor, am I friend, am I a student, am I a volunteer, am I collaborator, am I colleague, am I husband… or am I Dad? It may be too hokey for you, but it works.

Commit to being present. Fully present.

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