Breakthrough Blog

Mindfulness and Being: Unlocking Human Potential

By Dr. Dean Anderson December 12, 2017

People often share with me their “aha moment” of pleasant surprise when they first realize what the name of our company, Being First, means.

Being First is a double entendre: If you want to be first – win, perform your best, increase market share, or any other objective you may have – then put your “Being” first. Our name extolls the truth that excellence and achievement on the outside is ultimately enabled by your development on the inside.

Mindfulness is the start of your self-development that can lead to greater success in every aspect of your life. It is not the end game, but it is the beginning.

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Developing Breath Control Can Make You a Better Leader

By Dr. Dean Anderson October 5, 2017

For forty years we have seen a consistent correlation between our clients' change leadership success and their level of self-mastery. The greater their self-mastery, the greater their success. One of the most practical and immediate self-mastery techniques is breath control.

You might be wondering, “What does breath control have to do with maximizing my results from change?” In fact, as a results-oriented pragmatist, you might shun a blog on breathing. “Oh, the soft stuff. This isn't for me.” But be forewarned—this blog may hold key insights that will radically improve your change leadership capabilities. So, take a deep breath and read on to discover how simple breath control techniques can make you a better leader.

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The Post-Visioning, Get Real Conversation

By Dr. Dean Anderson September 26, 2017

If you ask any CEO or senior executive of an organization if they have a company vision, they will say yes. If you ask most employees if their company has a vision, they will also say yes. In this day and age, everyone has a vision, but most are little more than posters on a wall.   

When you go a level deeper and ask, Is your organization actively pursuing your vision? Is it alive in people’s minds daily as they make decisions? Is it the priority-setting benchmark for resource allocation?”, both leaders and those in the workforce hesitate, often responding, “No”. 

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Stop Playing the "Blame Game" in Your Organization with a Shift in Mindset

By Being First Team September 4, 2017

Achieving breakthrough in business or cultural results requires people operating at higher states of thinking and acting. The mindset and behavior of blaming curtails high performance. Blame culture is the single largest drain of human potential in organizations and will prevent you from achieving the breakthroughs you need to achieve your vision.

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