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August 2012 Newsletter

Would you like to know Googles Secret for managing Stress?

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As
you will remember last month was about opening your mind and Resilience
Tips.
Do
you know Googles Secret for managing its highly stressed workers?

Recently
I came across Googles Secret for managing its highly stressed workers. A series
of short two hour courses called SIY or Search Inside Yourself. Read on for
amazing similarities between what Google do and what MindStore can offer to an
organisations employees at all levels.
Thanks
for making the time to read this, I appreciate it’s one of many in your
inbox, we always aim to make your time reading it worthwhile and give you
something to think about and hopefully take some action too!
Have
an Amazing August from Damian and the MindStore Australia Team

Search Inside Yourself

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I
am always inspired when I come across world class organisations which have been
highly successful and are able to think differently than others to achieve more
and bring more benefits to the business and wider community.
Google
as many of you will know allows its workers to take one day in five to work on
anything that inspires them, regardless of its profit potential. The 80:20 rule
again! Plus you can do this whilst relaxing in areas like the garden at the
Googleplex above. How cool is that.
You
can imagine how enthused I was when I found out that they have short courses
called Search Inside Yourself. Developed in Collaboration with Daniel Goleman,
author of Emotional Intelligence. Which is our book of the month (above), sold
in 40 countries with over 5 millions copies in circulation, it is clear he was
onto something that resonated with people.
Click
on these links to read more about the man and the thinking behind SIY: http://www.chademeng.com/meng_bio.html
SIY
is all about introducing people to mindfullness. Also known as reflection,
thoughtfulness, being present..
S.I.Y.
trains its students in the use of “mindfulness at work.” It includes three basic
steps: “attention training, self-knowledge and self-mastery, and the creation of
useful mental habits.”
If
you would like to know more about the creation of useful mental habits, and
improving performance through simple mental tools and techniques then give us a
call at MindStore. We would be glad to arrange a time to have a
conversation.
As
we move into a  new financial year, take time now to find out how to give your
staff access to simple tools to improve their performance, that of their teams,
departments and the organisation as a whole.
Remember
by empowering people you transform organisations.
At
MindStore we fundamanentally believe that “All performance is due to the quality
of our thinking”.
Dare
yourself to unleash more of the amazing capacity you and your teams have inside
yourselves to improve your performance and to do, be, and have more in your
business and personal lives.

Book Review Corner

Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ

There
was only one book that fitted with the article on SIY from Google. It has to be
Daniel Golemans 1998 book on Emotional Intelligence: why it can matter more than
IQ
Many
will have read it when it first came out, it might spark your curiosity to dip
into it again. Re-mind yourself how our rational and emotional minds shape our
destiny.
Enjoy.
Link
to online book shop: http://www.amazon.com/Emotional-Intelligence-Matter-More-Than/dp/0553375067

Until
next time, thanks again for taking time out in your day to read this
newsletter.