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300 Channels and Nothing On….

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: We interrupt your regularly scheduled programing to bring you…nothing.

Over the past few years I have incorporated meditation to my daily routine. The impact on my productivity, stress, sleep and more has been astounding. I can’t even fathom life without it.

Meditation has allowed me to hit the pause button. I step out of my head and into my mind. I find clarity.

If you are as old as me, you remember a day without 24 hour television programming. Somewhere around 2am the screen would show a series of colored bars or perhaps a picture of the American flag waving in the breeze, accompanied by a never-ending patriotic musical tribute. And it stayed like that until 5am.

Yesterday I was lazy. Gloriously lazy. Sit on the couch and watch Hallmark movies all day kind of lazy.

At one point, my screen did this. It was like coming out of a fugue. A meditation for my television. And it immediately brought me to focus.

I am not opposed to a lazy day. And I am not opposed to binge-watching a guilty pleasure. As long as it is the exception, and not the rule, that is.

And although I finished that movie after the brief interruption, I then turned off the TV.

The quiet in the house was deafening.

And glorious.

And full of clarity.

About the author, Michael

I am an executive leader, sales trainer, and author, with over 25 years of experience delivering motivational speeches and training sessions to audiences worldwide. I have a unique range of experience, from my beginnings as a Catholic school teacher to managing hundreds of people and hundreds of millions of dollars as Vice President of US Sales for two global medical device companies.

In 2016, I published my first book, Tell Me More, to share my leadership mantra. Through a strategy of active listening and observational questioning, we become better leaders, better sales people, and we can deliver on phenomenal customer experiences. Through this podcast, we’ll see how the Tell Me More process is at work in the business world today.

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