Over the last few decades, the number of people who practise meditation in their personal lives has increased exponentially.
We are now starting to understand the many benefits meditation can bring, both in our personal lives and within the workplace.
But how can meditation help to improve your performance as a business owner?
Can it really help to improve business performance and increase your profits?
While directly it can’t, it can improve your ability to perform and as a result, the amount you can actually grow your business.
Here are some of the ways we believe meditation can improve your business performance.
Firstly, it can significantly decrease stress.
At James Hopkins Coaching, we have found that stress is one of the top reasons business owners quit in their first year.
Owning a business is no easy feat and if you can’t handle stress, you will struggle.
While owning a business isn’t always stressful, the overall number of tasks you have to complete on a daily basis can leave you feeling somewhat overwhelmed.
When you meditate, you take a step back from the stresses of everyday life, helping you to reduce the chaos of running your business.
This not only reduces stress, but has the knock-on effect of improving your decision making too.
Just 10 minutes a day as part of your daily routine can almost cut your levels of stress in half.
Another benefit of meditation is that you can significantly improve your focus and concentration.
Being focused as a business owner is extremely difficult at times.
With so many tasks to complete, you can find yourself running from one thing to another throughout the day.
While this isn’t always a bad thing, it can decrease the quality of the results you produce.
When meditating, you’re teaching your brain how to focus on concentrate.
This will therefore allow you to focus intensely for a longer period of time, rather than worrying about the next task in the back of your mind.
At James Hopkins Coaching, we believe that by focusing on one thing at a time you are able to get more out of that action.
For example, if you’re in a meeting but in your mind, you’re worried about the meeting coming up, this will be noticed by your client (or potential client).
As a result, they may feel undervalued.
By remaining focused on the meeting you’re currently in, you can give your full focus and attention to your client, which they will also notice.
This will help them to feel valued and will help to improve your business relations.
At James Hopkins Coaching, we have also found that our clients who meditate also make better decisions.
As a business owner, you will be required to make hundreds of decisions every week.
Meditation helps to keep your mind relaxed, which therefore improves decision making, especially during stressful times.
What do you think about our points? Have you implemented meditation in your life? If so, what differences did you notice? Let us know at James Hopkins Coaching.