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You and I are running businesses in a shrinking world where competitors are wider spread and more prolific than ever before, and if you are going to have a successful business you need to outperform others who are moving into your market.

The common thread here is YOU, the business owner! What it means is you need to be on the ball, you need to be firing on all cylinders, you need to be keeping everything under control, and able to identify when you don’t know what you need to know, and as a result realise you need to draw on outside services.

Mindset (your beliefs about yourself and your abilities) has always been one of the most important areas that allow businesses to thrive and mindfulness (your awareness of yourself and the world around you) may just be a tool to help us perform better!

I hope you enjoy the articles we have selected for you this month. Follow the links below to feel inspired!

By David Betts

Why Aren’t We Teaching You Mindfulness” by AnneMarie Roosi

Award-winning AnneMarie Rossi is the founder and director of ‘Be Mindful’, a non-profit association of mindfulness instructors dedicated to making the practice accessible to everyone. In this powerful talk on YouTube AnneMarie Rossi tells us that mindfulness can set us up for success and can break the cycles of transgenerational trauma. Check it out here.

Do You Lead or Follow? By Dr Travis Bradberry

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According to Dr Travis Bradberry leadership and followership are mindsets. Leaders see possibilities in any given situation while followers see the limitations. In his Pulse article, he asks a series of questions to demonstrate whether we are leaders or followers. Why not have a go? Click here.

Mindfulness by an NHS staff writer

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Are you rushing through life without stopping to notice much? Becoming more aware of the present moment can help us enjoy the world around you more and understand yourself better, according to this article by the NHS. It explains the basics about mindfulness and how to improve yours. Take a look here.

Mindfulness, latest fad or Business Development Tool? by David Betts

Mindfulness is the latest vogue being promoted by thought leaders as the way to achieve it all. In his blog, David Betts asks whether mindfulness is a revolutionary new outlook or a repeat of an old methodology. He examines whether it is the tool to give your business the edge. Read his article by following this link.

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Mindfulness at work: what are the benefits? by Gill Crossland-Thackray

According to this article in The Guardian online, regular practice of mindfulness can increase the brain’s ability to repair itself and grow new neural connections and you can improve your communication skills at work. Read it here.

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