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Mindful Leadership: The 9 Ways to Self-Awareness, Transforming Yourself, and Inspiring Others by Maria Gonzalez

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Chapter 6

Be Present

Being present is the starting point of being a mindful leader. Essentially, this means being in the present moment regardless of circumstances. Most people are locked in their minds and unable to give full attention to what's happening right now. They are either reliving the past, wishing it had been different, or experiencing anxiety about the future, worrying about what might be. But both of these waste time and energy.

The reality is, the past is gone, never to be recaptured or corrected, and the future has not yet happened. The past is merely a memory and, in all likelihood, not a very accurate one at that. And you may have noticed that most of the things you have worried about in your life have never happened. But, ...

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