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Being Present

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“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” —Buddha

One of my personal goals this year is being present and in the moment. What does this mean? It means that when I am in a meeting, no electronics (unless it’s used in the meeting). It means having one conversation at a time, it means listening better, it means no multi-tasking.

This is hard for me—my mind is usually running in many different directions—so this is a real challenge.

There are many studies that show that multitasking does not work. Here is an article from Inc. Magazine about multitasking and the affects it has on us.

“Wherever you are, be all there!” —Jim Elliot

Have a great weekend.



I frequently attend conferences and retreats on entrepreneurship and leadership and while I am away, the J2 team picks up the slack, allowing me to learn to be better at what I do. I wanted to share what I was learning with my team, so I created the weekly FFfT emails in November of 2015 and have been writing them ever since.

Before long, the J2 staff began sharing the FFfT emails with their friends and family and now other leaders have asked to be included, which led to the creation of this newsletter. I hope you enjoy!