I’ve wanted to share some of my views on mindfulness, which connects with leadership, especially personal leadership, for a long time.
We talked about
- Starting mindfulness
- What mindfulness is
- Getting more done through mindfulness
- Habits and mindfulness
- Food, eating, and mindfulness
- The counterproductive results from the lack of these things
- My top app for mindfulness
- And more!
Bruce’s podcast notes
Joshua Spodek is a scientist, specifically an astrophysicist and SO much more. He’s an expert in the field of leadership. He can discover and help develop your leadership potential in ways you never imagined. Josh teaches that some of the greatest leaders were NOT born with a leadership gene; they actually developed the skills and confidence to become successful. Joshua has a thorough understanding of mindset and how it can pilot our ship, either in a negative or positive direction. He is also adamant that mindfulness can be a powerful, positive element in your life.
- Blog & Website: JoshuaSpodek.com
- Book: Leadership Step By Step by Joshua Spodek
- SpodekAcademy.com (Online version of the exercises in the book)
- SpodekAcademy.com/mindful (For Access to The Meaningful Connection Exercise)
Most Influential Person
The X-girl friend of a roommate. She suggested I might want to learn about mindfulness.
Effect on Emotions
Much more awareness. I used to look at reason as being rational, so emotions were irrational. I can understand reason, so I can’t understand emotion. That’s how I looked at stuff at the time. Meditation and mindfulness makes me much more aware.
Thoughts on Breathing
Breathing is the main thing that I focus on. It’s the time scale is a regular human time scale; not too fast, not too slow. It’s never away; it’s always there. One of the things I like about exercise is it gets you to breathe much more deeply than you normally would. When you get that last bit of breath, it’s a very satisfying feeling.
Book: Full Catastrophe Living: Use The Wisdom of Your Body and Mind To Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Book: Leadership Step By Step: Become The Person Others Follow by Joshua Spodek
I don’t feel like I was bullied. I do hear people talk about bullying today and they talk about stuff that I experienced, but I don’t see it as bullying. I felt like it was a part of childhood. Some things are awesome and some things suck and I had some things that sucked.
My step brother was older than me and he would make fun of me. It wasn’t like torture but he would definitely make things difficult for me. It’s hard for me to remember how I felt about it at the time. There were definitely times I’d cry as a kid but I also cried when my parents spanked me and I don’t call that bullying.
Here is about Bruce from his about page:
Winning Creators Have Winning Coaches
It’s as simple as that. When people want to become focused winners at what they do, whether in their business or in their personal life, they seek out proven winning partners who will give them focus.
I’m Bruce Langford and I may just be that partner for you. I make entrepreneurs into winners. I’ll show you how to get grounded and centered so you can do what you do best – growing your business and creating the best value for your clients so you can move forward with confidence. I’ll help you make the impact you desire and enjoy the freedom you deserve in your life.
More about that in a minute. First, let’s talk about you.
You’ve achieved a lot, but you’ve noticed you have a higher level of stress than ever. You’re even feeling a little overwhelmed at times. You’ve caught yourself saying, “there’s got to be more to life than this”. A little stress is ok, but mega anxiety that threatens to shut you down is not cool.
Does this Sound Like You?
You’ve always wanted to be a winner, you have a desire to do things right, maybe even be perfect. You want to be organized and feel the rush of achieving the goals you set. You wonder why some days, you feel like you’re in a storm of anxiety.
You work hard, and you don’t deserve to feel that constant pull of negativity. You believe you have a lot to offer the world, but this negative noise is pulling you backwards.
Life is about success, but what’s your definition of success? Maybe this is somehow holding you back. Sometimes you feel like your confidence is taking a hit. You want to feel a sense of peace, a feeling of calm. You look around you and everyone else seems to have their act together. Deep down you know you could feel a greater sense of reward, a quiet happiness.
If this feels like you, hold on. There’s a better way.
You’re in the right place
For the past 5 years I’ve been helping people become more calm, focused and happy … through mindfulness.
I’ve always loved helping others, and have worked in the field of bullying prevention starting in 2003. As I helped hundreds of students and adults through bullying situations, I began to use mindfulness techniques more and more to help them regain their confidence and happiness.
Would you like to feel more grounded with less stress and anxiety?
I love helping people just like you!
If you’re looking for more peace in your life, a sense of contentment, I can help you with that. The first step is to find out if we’re the right fit for each other. If you’d like to connect for a free 20 minute chat, send me an email at email@example.com.
Thanks for stopping by.
All the best,
Learn to make Meaningful Connections
with a simple, effective exercise from my book, Leadership Step by Step.
- Step by step instructions
- Video examples of me and Marshall Goldsmith
- An excerpt from my book