Everyday you wake up to an endless stream of information. I call it…
Emails, texts, tweets, voice mails, sales pitches, videos and podcasts all vying for your precious time and attention.
As a 21st century leader you are faced with 4 big problems:
1. DIGITAL DISTRACTION
And it’s getting louder and coming at you faster everyday.
Our attention is valuable. So why do we give it away so carelessly? Like a slowly boiling frog, we fail to notice that distractions pile up and prevent us from doing the important work in our business.
To grow your business you decide to go to a conference or a live event to learn, network and get away.
But at the conference you’re faced with a fresh onslaught of sensory information, lights, music, technology, power-points, breakouts, exercises, networking, booths and you guessed it…
Meanwhile, digital distractions like emails and texts from your clients, team and family just keep piling up.
And your attention span is getting shorter by the second.
Wait… let me go check my inbox.
The increased speed of life and ever changing landscape of business can quickly lead to burnout and stress.
And it’s getting harder and harder to find the silence and solitude you desperately need in order to self-reflect, think clearly, make decisions and do the important creative work that drives your business.
Good decision-making requires focus, right?
How many times a day do you check social media and your email?
How do you find focus when your mind is addicted to the habit of distraction?
With distraction comes reaction.
If there’s a problem, you react. You get an email, you react. You get a call from a family member, you react.
In reaction mode you are not thinking clearly and you most certainly are not in the flow state.
At the end of your day you realize that you did many little things that really didn’t add up to the important work you need to do for your business.
- What if you could tune out the noise and turn down the volume?
- What if you took the time to breathe deeply?
- What if you could optimize your brain for better functionality?
- What if you could re-boot and reset your brain back to a default state?
- Wouldn’t you love to regain control over the flow of your work day?
- Wouldn’t you love to have the presence and clarity of mind to do the meaningful, creative work that fuels and drives your business?
- Wouldn’t you love a break at the seminar so that you could get balanced, refreshed and rejuvenated?
The New Secret Weapon for Creative Entrepreneurs
Oprah is doing it. So is Google. Steve Jobs did it. It’s taking the corporate world by storm.
It’s the new “secret-success weapon” that Westerners are adopting on their journey toward professional and personal excellence.
This secret weapon has been used for centuries by the most creative, intelligent and successful people in history.
It is a tool that will lead you toward success in your business by allowing you to focus and avoid distractions.
The good news is that this practice is not difficult, it is not time consuming and it is simple.
This secret weapon is MINDFULNESS.
Mindfulness Training For Live Events and Seminars
Imagine going to a seminar, live event or a corporate meeting. There are the usual key note speakers, presentations and breakout sessions.
Before your day begins, imagine waking up to a guided group meditation presented for you in a conference or meeting room.
You arrive on time and remove your shoes at the door. You loosen your clothing and sit alert in a straight back chair.
The instructor tells you that meditation is like going to the gym. But instead of working your muscles you bring conscious attention to each body part and begin to really settle down.
You focus on your breathing and you enter a deep state of relaxation. You learn and practice mindfulness.
You spend about 20 minutes in stillness and in silence.
After a short gratitude practice you leave the meditation, relaxed, refreshed and ready to learn.
As you go about your day you notice something new.
You notice yourself dwelling less on the past or obsessing over the future.
You find yourself more focused and present.
You notice yourself to be more calm, centered and conscious of what is going on inside you.
The same emails and digital distractions still come at you but you’re able to sift through the clutter with greater ease and efficiency.
You seem to do everything with a quiet self assurance and detachment.
You notice your mind is clear and you’re better able to see with discernment. You find it easier to make better business decisions.
You’re more efficient and productive and you get more done in less time where Being and Doing become one.
When you sit down to do important creative work everything flows. You surrender to the work and fresh insights and ideas arise naturally and effortlessly.
You see new opportunities and perspectives for your business.
You listen better and you’re more present with your team and clients.
You realize you’ve found a new way of being and doing.
In this balanced state you live from a place of gratitude, appreciation and happiness.
So, What Is Mindfulness Meditation and Why Is It So Powerful?
Meditation is simply a practice to quiet your mind.
It is used for deep relaxation, to bring about personal change, or to attain higher states of awareness.
Mindfulness is being used as a success tool, as many believe that it helps to unleash the incredible power of your brain.
By slowing down your brain waves to the alpha and theta state, meditation helps you to enter your more creative, right brain.
This is where many artists such as Sting and Madonna claim they access their “inner genius”.
Mindfulness is the new “Secret Weapon” used by elite athletes, technological innovators, successful entrepreneurs, and social change agents.
Minfulness for Business Success
At cutting-edge businesses like Google, Facebook and Twitter, meditation is the new caffeine. Meditation and mindfulness are thriving in company culture.
At a time when more than eight in 10 U.S. employees report experiencing stress at work, and stress costs American companies an estimated $300 billion each year, mindfulness meditation is needed more than ever.
Google’s mindfulness training program “Search Inside Yourself,” established in 2007, proved so practical and popular that last year Google spun it off into a freestanding unit — Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute — devoted to “creating enlightened leaders worldwide.”
The Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University offers a class entitled “Executive Mind” because “all manner of research supports the idea that mindfulness — paying attention to what’s happening in the present moment — is essential to becoming an effective leader.
Several leaders in the entertainment industry use meditation to connect with and channel their creative genius. This impressive list includes, but is not limited to, Tina Turner, Sting, Madonna, Gwenyth Paltrow, Oliver Stone, Harrison Ford, George Lucas & the comedian Jerry Seinfeld.
Elite athletes such as Tiger Woods, Bruce Lee, and Magic Johnson use meditation to sharpen their skills and focus their mind.
Meet Ken LaDeroute
Ken has been an ardent meditator and teacher for over 30 years.
In 1989, he was initiated by a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, into the Kriya Yoga tradition.
He is a self-made, successful entrepreneur, running profitable franchise businesses and commercial real estate for over 20 years, and teaching at the university level to inspire young minds to fulfill their highest potential.
He has impacted the lives of people around the world with his live appearances as a professional musician, along with his affirmation music products, binaural beat brain entrainment meditation products and with his books, “Meditation For Beginners,” and “7 Conscious Business Principles.”
Ken is a conscious business and marketing coach and helps you as a conscious entrepreneur get your message out, attract clients, build followers, make a difference and profit from what you love.
He makes his home in Asheville, North Carolina where he teaches meditation and runs a coaching association he founded called, Asheville Coaching Network. He is available for keynote speaking and travel.
“I own a technology company with 14 employees that has constant deadlines and stress that just comes along with the job. I knew Ken could help!Over a couple month period Ken led us though mindfulness meditation.
Even from the first session, I was so impressed at the calm and quiet I experienced.
What a great way to start the day, as well as learning some valuable mindfulness techniques that could be practiced at our desks during the day.
I would highly recommend Ken LaDeroute!”
~ Micheal Fuchs, CEO & President, Data Bridge Corporation, Asheville, North Carolina
“It is rare that I give myself the gift of being in the present moment.
But when I attend one of Ken’s meditation classes he brings me to the present moment quickly and effortlessly.
With a warm, friendly manner he gently guides me into deep relaxation and mindfulness. I always walk away feeling calm, centered and recharged.
The effects of meditation are cumulative and seem to spill over into my week.
I notice a difference in my state of mind. I’m less attached to things that used to cause me tension and I find my hectic life to be more manageable and less overwhelming.
I always feel better after having attended Ken’s meditation class. Practicing meditation has made a huge difference in my career and personal life.”
~ Leigh Mitchell, Photography Instructor, Asheville, North Carolina
“Ken’s meditation classes are so valuable in my life.
As he guides us into mindful meditation I find his voice so soothing and reassuring.
It’s almost as if you can hear his 30 years of meditation practice coming through in his voice.
He has a great way of telling stories and applying the lessons in his teachings.
He shares practical insights and wisdom I can take with me throughout my work day.
He helps me remember to be mindful and stay in the present moment.
This simple idea has helped me reduce stress, focus better, worry less and stay happy.”
~ Kim Tzakos, Information Technologies Coordinator, Asheville, North Carolina
A Mindfulness Meditation Expert for Your Next Live Event
What good is it to make money and be in business if you’re frazzled, stressed out and too tired to enjoy the fruits of your labor?
- Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a meditation expert right there at your conference or live event to bring your audience and team members to clarity and rejuvenation?
- A teacher that offers a meditation class before and during live events to help improve focus, relieve distraction and relax the participants so they are fresh and receptive to new learning and to sales presentations?
- A meditation expert that would provide a workshop on the benefits and techniques of stress-management and tools your team can use to create optimal work flow, improve team transparency and collaboration, manage distraction and improve focus?
Cutting edge guided meditation for live events packed with solid empirical data and WITHOUT the new age FLUFF.