Mindfulness – great for life and Rock concerts!

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Now, you could argue that this blog post hasn’t got a great deal to do with Telemarketing or indeed with business but, having just had an absolutely amazing weekend I feel compelled to share my experiences with you, my lovely blog readers and, yes, there is a tenuous link to telemarketing and, indeed business.

After all, we work to pay for the fun and necessary things in life – the weekends give me reason to keep going in those times where working seems far less than fun.

Saturday July the 4th 2015 will forever be an important day in my life.  It was the day where, after months of waiting for my rather expensive tickets to arrive, I took my family to watch AC/DC at Wembley arena.    I’ve been a fan of AC/DC for as long as I can remember and, as a result of listening to Back in Black relatively frequently when my son was very young, he now, at the age of 10 can pretty much say he’s been a lifelong fan of the band.

So, last december, when it was announced that they were playing Wembley, I simply had to fork out the nearly £300 for tickets – one for me, one for my son and one for my wife so there was someone to look after him whilst I supped overpriced beer and leapt around like the tasmanian devil.

And what a concert, 70,000 people crammed into a hot and sweaty Wembley on a gloriously sunny July day, people of all ages, several generations of AC/DC fans going crazy.  An atmosphere like I have never experienced before.

Now, like most people these days, I’m pretty much glued to my smartphone.  I take pictures and do social media updates for the most mundane of things but, due to the importance of this particular evening I made a conscious decision not to spend the night viewing the proceedings through the lense of my iphone.    Out of the 2 hours I only recorded 2 minutes of one song and, as a result enjoyed it much more, on a far more present and real level.

I do try to practice mindfulness whenever possible – living in the moment.   Life moves more slowly, activities seem more real and vivid and, whilst I can’t show them to people, my memories are far richer, far more colourful and far more meaningful.

This concert really was one of the best moments of my 40 and a bit years on this earth and I’m glad to say, that by living in the moment and not looking at it from the perspective of “I can’t wait to put this on youtube”, it made it even better.

And there’s no reason why I should restrict this to Rock concerts – being present really does bring a greater level of richness to your life.  Yes it’s good for promoting your business to whack a load of stuff up on social media but always be present, always be in the moment and your life, and rock concerts, will be far more enjoyable.

 

Rock on!

Dan Smith

MD
Inspired Business Development Ltd

Inspired Business Development

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