Mindfulness Return on Investment (ROI)

Mindfulness Return on Investment (ROI)

Mindfulness Return on Investment (ROI) Return on Investment SAP announced in 2017 that their Mindfulness Initiative contributed directly to their profitability.  They calculate an ROI of >200%.  You can read the full Reuters article here. Gone are the days when...
Ultimate Guide to Mindfulness @Work

Ultimate Guide to Mindfulness @Work

Ultimate Guide to Mindfulness @Work Mindfulness is a critical skill needed in today’s busy world.  Increasing leadership/achievement and well-being are two of the most common areas that organizations want to address. Optimistic Brain is committed to providing the best...
Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion Increasing diversity and inclusion in any organizations requires real proactive action.  In a recent article in the Financial Post, SalesForce CEO Marc Benioff tackled one of the most challenging issues facing many organizations today; pay...
Mindful and Compassionate Leadership

Mindful and Compassionate Leadership

Mindful and Compassionate Leadership Leadership has many facets.  If you trim down many drivers to great leadership you can rest on 3 main levers: Trust Vision Meaning Trust is essential and must go both ways.  Not only does the rank and file have to trust it’s...
Relationship/Social Management

Relationship/Social Management

Relationship/Social Management Relationship Management is one of the competencies of competencies of the Emotional Intelligence Framework.  Once you become more self-aware you can then use this information to manage how you approach yourself and your life.   Your...
Self-Management

Self-Management

Self-Management Self-Management is one of the competencies of competencies of the Emotional Intelligence Framework.  Once you become more self-aware you can then use this information to manage how you approach yourself and your life.   Your active beliefs cause your...
Self-Awareness

Self-Awareness

Self-Awareness Once we become more aware of what is happening around us by using our various Mindfulness and Insight practices we can then start to unravel the stories that we tell ourselves about our experiences. Our minds are constantly making assessments and...
Relationship/Social Management

Mindfulness and Teamwork

Mindfulness and Teamwork No one person can do it all.  We all rely on others to get our jobs done.  Whom we engage matters and how we engage is critical in making that working relationship succeed.  In many organizations teams come and go.  Collections of people get...
The Science of Mindfulness

The Science of Mindfulness

The Science of Mindfulness Mindfulness has been around for thousands of years and it’s only recently that it’s come under scientific scrutiny.  Jon Kabat-Zinn was one of the first western researchers to look into the contemplative practices of Mindfulness and...
Increasing Focus and Productivity

Increasing Focus and Productivity

Increasing Focus and Productivity The ScienceA 2010 study conducted by Killingsworth et al, at Harvard University, concluded that the average person’s mind wanders 47% of the time.  In addition they also found that a wandering mind is an unhappy mind.  Respondents...
Mindful and Compassionate Leadership

Mindful Communication

Mindful Communication Where are we now? In our always on always connected world we think we are communicating more effectively and yet we are not.  We are easily distracted and our attention control is becoming worse. A study conducted by Microsoft discovered that our...
Mindfulness Return on Investment (ROI)

Mindfulness, Motivation and Goals

Mindfulness, Motivation and Goals Motivating employees can be challenging.  Our leaders set objectives and managers are expected to keep everyone focused and motivated in order to achieve these goals.  What motivates our employees and what skills can managers use to...
Mindfulness and Customer Focus

Mindfulness and Customer Focus

Mindfulness and Customer Focus Understanding our customers is the key to delivering products and services that meet their needs.  Product teams, customer service representatives, sales people etc… all need to be in-tune with their customers.  More precisely they need...
Mindfulness and Creativity

Mindfulness and Creativity

Mindfulness and Creativity Where are we now? In a study conducted by Adobe (the graphics software company) found that 75% of the respondents felt that they were not living up to their creative potential. While another study conducted by Fast Company found that 60% of...
Mindful Workplaces

Mindful Workplaces

Mindful Workplaces Companies are always looking to capitalize on their investments.  Most want to always improve and move forward and many have been busily adopting a more mindful approach to they employees and customers.  Progressive companies understand that people...
How Our Brain Works

How Our Brain Works

How Our Brain Works Thoughts/beliefs create our emotions… We have many thoughts that pop into our head and not all of them create our emotions.  Some thoughts are generated and we dismiss them as false or not necessary at that moment.  Other thoughts are generated and...
It All Starts With Being Mindful

It All Starts With Being Mindful

It All Starts With Being Mindful The #1 question people ask is “What is Mindfulness and what benefits will Mindfulness give me?”  There are a number of benefits that people gain by incorporating Mindfulness into their lives and with integrating the various...
Benefits of Mindfulness

Benefits of Mindfulness

Benefits of Mindfulness There are many benefits to practicing being more Mindful.  Here are some highlights… Focus Increases Learning to increase present moment awareness allows us to gently guide the mind back to what the intention of the moment is thus...
What Causes Our Emotions?

What Causes Our Emotions?

What Causes Our Emotions? What are Emotions? Emotions are a state of mind created by thoughts that are active at this very moment.  As we live our lives and observe what is around us and our mind does the following automatically: Interprets what it sees, hears, smells...
Emotions Trigger Actions / Re-actions

Emotions Trigger Actions / Re-actions

Emotions Trigger Actions / Re-actions Active beliefs cause your emotions.  Your emotions trigger the actions you take and the re-actions that your body initiates.  Sometimes your actions are deliberate and conscious and sometimes they are unconscious.  All your...
Increasing Focus and Productivity

Identify Negative Thinking

Identify Negative Thinking As you observe your thoughts you will notice negative ones popping up. When you see them you can then address them and question them for their accuracy and truth.   Sometimes you may not even be aware of your negative thoughts especially if...