Which 4 Year Old Can Be Your Teacher?
What is it about a 4 year old that they do so simply, that if you did it as a business owner, your business would flourish?
Society today is so busy and having the ability to be present in the moment is one that takes awareness and a committed desire (as you understand the benefits).
When one is present, we are more conscious and more aware of what is happening all around us.
Watch any 4 year old playing or reading or getting dressed or bathing, there is nothing else going on in their world for that moment. So many of us in business have children, younger or older, and I believe that they can often be our greatest teacher.
If you do not have any children, go to a park and just watch the children play. They are so present, so free, so CREATIVE, so natural; that you just wish you were that age again just for a little while.
Well you can be and the way you do this is by focusing on becoming like you used to be, or like the children you are observing, PRESENT!
Being present allows you to observe things that are happening all the time, which you either take for granted or are not aware of. So I now encourage you after reading this blog, practice “being present” for at least 5 minutes a day.
Stop, just breathe, don’t move, just;
- Look for the nothing, but observe everything
- Listen for what you can hear (in your silence)
- Smell what you can
What you will notice is that there is much more going on than you think there is.
BUT also, the solution to your current problem/s is right in front of your face.
Problem Mindset: Do “busy-ness” all day every day and never smell the roses
Solution Strategy: STOP, become present and allow solutions to flow to you easily!
Having a mind that was controlling me and running at a million miles an hour, all day and all night, I was hopeless at being present and thought it was just a cliché. BUT I have to be really vulnerable here with you, it (my mind never stopping) was getting to me more and more every day, that the only way I could relax it or calm it down was having a drink (alcohol).
Not a good habit naturally and one I am not proud of as it did not serve me, my health or my family!
As all important things do, it came to a head, I got fed up and decided to do something about this mind of mine! No longer was it going to control me like a bucking bronco, it was time for me to jump on its back and have it do what I needed it do, when I needed it to happen.
Hence I do what so many do and learnt meditation. Now I want to make myself clear that this blog is not a promotion for meditation training, it is about having you become present. Meditation is 1 way of helping us very busy, mind crazy entrepreneurs/business owners become more present and more like a 4 year old.
Since I have done this and calmed the mind down, and got more present, this is what has happened for me;
- I sleep better
- Solutions to my problems come to me so much more easily
- I drink MUCH less
- I am more relaxed, hence my relationships have improved out of sight
- I am kinder and more gentle with myself and people around me
- New opportunities have been coming thick and fast at me
If any of these results are attractive to you, then simply give “being present” a go. Try it for 5 minutes, 3 times a day, for 7 days and just see what happens.
What do you have to lose?
Your business will not die because you took 3 lots of 5 minutes for 7 days!!! That would be ridiculous right??
Have an amazing weekend and week ahead