Dynamic Marketing Communiqué

BE STILL: Check out this global CEO’s advice to help you find inner peace in today’s hustle-and-bustle world! [Friday: Mindfulness by Miles]

September 8, 2023

Miles Everson’s The Business Builder Daily speaks to the heart of what great marketers, business leaders, and other professionals need to succeed in advertising, communications, managing their investments, career strategy, and more. 

A Note from Miles Everson

Hi, everyone! 

We’re so excited to share the topic for today’s “Mindfulness by Miles!” 

Each Friday, we talk about health and mindfulness tips with the hope that these insights will encourage you to enhance the physical, mental, emotional, and social aspects of your work life and personal life. 

Today, let’s focus on the art of stillness. 

Read on to learn the importance and health benefits of finding peace, tranquility, and meaning in the midst of a fast-paced world. 

Miles Everson
CEO, MBO Partners
Chairman of the Advisory Board, The I Institute

Mindfulness by Miles  

In a world filled with incessant noise and endless distractions, finding moments of stillness has become a rarity. However, amid the hustle and bustle, there lies a powerful practice that can transform lives: Stillness

This “art” not only brings a sense of tranquility but also offers numerous health and mindfulness benefits. 

In this article, we’ll delve into the art of stillness, exploring its profound effects on the mind, body, and soul, while providing practical tips to incorporate it into your daily life. 

Photo from RoundGlass Living

Stillness refers to the concept of finding peace in the midst of a noisy world and cultivating moments of silence, reflection, and mindfulness in your life. This encompasses various practices such as meditation, mindfulness, deep breathing exercises, and simply being present in the moment. 

Such a practice encourages you to slow down, disconnect from the constant distractions of modern life, and find a sense of inner calm and clarity.

Miles Everson, CEO of MBO Partners, personally finds the art of being still helpful especially in times where he’s bombarded with lots of to-dos. Whenever he feels overwhelmed and about to panic, he takes a moment to pause, slow down, and focus on the present moment. 

He says doing this enables him to feel calm and realign his thoughts so he can resume working on his tasks effectively and efficiently. 

That’s why he’s sharing this topic with you, too! He believes that as professionals, many of us are always on the go and so we need to understand the importance of taking time to be still. 

What are some of the benefits of stillness?

  • Stress Reduction: Constant exposure to stress can wreak havoc on your physical and mental well-being. The art of stillness allows you to disconnect from the outside chaos, giving your nervous system a much-needed break. Regularly practicing stillness has been shown to reduce stress hormones, promoting a sense of calm and relaxation.
  • Mental Clarity: In the busyness of life, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and mentally scattered. Through cultivating stillness, you create space for clear thinking and focus, both of which enhance your problem-solving abilities, decision-making skills, and overall cognitive function.
  • Emotional Regulation: Emotions are an integral part of being human, but they can sometimes become unruly, leading you to make impulsive reactions. By engaging in stillness practices, you allow yourself to acknowledge and observe your emotions without judgment, fostering emotional intelligence and healthier ways of managing your feelings.

Exercising Stillness 

According to Everson, many people today lead busy lives filled with constant stimuli from technology, work, and social obligations. While he believes that there’s nothing wrong with being busy, he hopes you never forget to take a breather every now and then so you can recharge not only physically but also mentally, emotionally, and socially. 

Besides, stillness encourages you to step back and create space for introspection. It leads to increased self-awareness and a deeper connection to yourself and the world around you.

Here are a few tips to exercise stillness in your life:

  • Start with short sessions. Embracing stillness doesn’t necessarily require hours of meditation or any other activity that promotes peace and tranquility. Begin with short sessions, maybe just 5 to 10 minutes each day, and gradually increase the duration as you become more comfortable.
  • Create a calm space. Designate a quiet and comfortable space where you can practice stillness without distractions. This space can be as simple as a corner in your room or a serene spot in nature.
  • Practice deep breathing. Deep breathing is an excellent entry point into stillness. Take a few minutes to focus on your breath, inhaling deeply through your nose, holding for a moment, and exhaling slowly through your mouth.
  • Disconnect from technology. Set aside specific times in the day to disconnect from your digital devices. This will help you establish a deeper connection with the present moment and reduce unnecessary distractions.
  • Embrace walking meditation. Stillness doesn’t always mean sitting still. You can also engage in walking meditation by taking slow, mindful steps, focusing on each movement and sensation in your body.

Overall, Everson says the “art of stillness” is a profound practice that offers countless health and mindfulness benefits to your body, especially amid an increasingly fast-paced world. 

By incorporating stillness into your life, you’ll gain clarity of mind, inner peace, and a renewed appreciation for the present moment. 

Embrace the art of stillness today! 

By doing this, you’ll find yourself navigating life’s challenges with a newfound grace and a deeper connection to yourself and the world around you.

(This article is from The Business Builder Daily, a newsletter by The I Institute in collaboration with MBO Partners.) 

About The Dynamic Marketing Communiqué’s
“Fridays: Mindfulness by Miles”

High-performance businesses are run by people who think and act differently. 

In other words, these are people who are high-performing individuals

Companies and individuals of this kind have found ways to escape the grind of commoditization and competition by focusing on the RIGHT goals. 

High-performing businesses and individuals are also “return driven” businesses and “career driven” individuals. They conscientiously develop unique capabilities and resources that allow them to deliver offerings in ways no other firm or individual can. 

Every Friday, we’ll publish tips and insights from MBO Partners and The I Institute’s “Business Builder, The Independent Minds” newsletter. 

These will help you gain knowledge on the things that Miles Everson, the CEO of MBO Partners, often talks about regarding the future of the workforce. 

We’ll also highlight other mindfulness advice on how you can be a high-performing individual both in your career and personal life. 

Hope you’ve found this week’s insight interesting and helpful.

Stay tuned for next Friday’s “Mindfulness by Miles!”


Kyle Yu 
Head of Marketing 
Valens Dynamic Marketing Capabilities
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