Optimal Performance Through Mindfulness—with Erik Leslie - EP 108
How do you handle high-stress environments? If you struggle to maintain composure and react with anger or frustration, you might benefit from a mindfulness practice. Developing focus and poise allows you to perform at your best, even under difficult circumstances. And this kind of mental acumen is crucial for men in demanding careers.
Erik Leslie is the creator of SatiMind, a customized mindfulness training program for corporations, hospitals and healthcare professionals, athletes, law enforcement and the military. He is committed to helping organizations leverage mental focus to create resilient and high-performing teams. Erik earned his graduate degree in Performance Psychology from the University of Denver and is a certified mindfulness teacher through the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Today, Erik joins Emerald to explain how enduring a serious car accident led to his current work in mindfulness and meditation. He explores the connection between optimal performance and alignment with purpose, discussing why he considers mindfulness to be the ultimate mental skill. Listen in for Erik’s insight around developing your own mindfulness practice and learn how mental focus can help you undo negativity bias and retrain your brain to respond rather than react!
What You Will Learn
Erik’s insight around molding your pain into a purpose
How a serious car accident led to Erik’s work in mindfulness
How alignment with purpose impacts your performance
How Erik is redefining hard work as ‘effortless effort’
Erik’s story of healing on a spiritual level after his accident
How Erik found the tools to develop a meditation practice
Why Erik considers mindfulness the ultimate mental skill
How mindfulness programs can change organizational culture
Erik’s tips for developing a mindfulness practice
Focus on heartbeat or breath (1 minute/day)
Identify 3 things you’re grateful for each day
The value in undoing negativity bias with positive emotions
The difference between reacting vs. choosing a response
How Erik applies mindfulness to the creation process
Connect with Erik Leslie
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This episode is sponsored by the Creative Age Consulting Group. Men - Is it time NOW for you to make your mark? Visit timetomakeyourmark.com to apply for an invitation-only consultation.