A common theme among successful real estate professionals is dedication to health and wellness as a way to improve productivity and forge a strong career. Three top performers reveal their secret to mindfulness in the workplace.
“I started meditating and I swear by it. There’s nothing bad that can come out of it because … you always feel good at the end of it,” said D’Leanne Lewis of Laing + Simmons Double Bay at AREC 2016.
Ms Lewis took up meditation when she realised she was not feeling connected to her clients or work.
“Meditation keeps me calm and keeps me focused,” adding that she isn’t the only agent who feels that way.
Marshall White director, Kate Strickland, said meditation will do more than just keep you tranquil and positive at work, it will also help you live longer.
“Meditation, for those of you who haven’t done it, it’s just a great way of learning how to breathe.
“You’ll actually live longer if you learn how to breathe, and I really lean on this and I do it every single day [for] 15 minutes,” Ms Strickland said. She added that she uses the 1 Giant Mind app to guide her meditation sessions.
Meditation isn’t just about peace and mindfulness, it’s also about your overall health. Dealing with clients every day can be draining on your energy and emotions.
For those who do not want to meditate in a traditional manner can still find ways to involve elements of meditation in their lives.
Michelle Winckle of Hayeswinckle said spending an hour every morning walking her dog without her phone and away from her family gives her time to think without interruptions.
“That’s my meditation hour to structure my day,” she said.