Dynamic Marketing Communiqué

Take it SLOW: Here’s a secret to a happier, more fulfilling, and more meaningful life! [Fridays: Mindfulness by Miles]

July 28, 2023

Miles Everson’s 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:

Happy Friday!

Welcome to “Mindfulness by Miles!”

We’re excited to share with you another article related to health and mindfulness. Our hope is that this will help you properly deal with busyness in both your work life and personal life.

Today, let’s focus on the concept of “slowness.”

Keep reading to know how and why this concept is important amid a hustle and bustle culture in our world.

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

Mindfulness by Miles

Life moves at an unprecedented pace in the modern world.

We live in a time where productivity, efficiency, and constant connectivity dominate our daily routines. The hustle and bustle culture often glorifies speed and achievement, leaving little room for rest.

However, in the midst of all these, there lies an essential yet overlooked virtue: Slowness.

Photo from Gaia

Miles Everson, CEO of MBO Partners, personally finds that embracing a slower pace of life or slowing down even just for a moment offers profound benefits for his well-being, creativity, and relationships.

He says embracing slowness has positive impacts on his physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

For those of you who are so caught up in the busyness of your personal life and professional life lately, don’t think that this topic is not for you. In fact, this is actually for you!

Everson believes it’s not too late for you to pause in your busy life and enjoy the little moments of peace and quietness in between. So, take this time to breathe and explore the importance of embracing slowness amid a hustle and bustle culture.

  1. The Art of Being Present

In a fast-paced society, people often find themselves multitasking, always chasing deadlines and scrolling through endless streams of information. This busyness makes them forget to enjoy the present moment. 

That’s why Everson reminds you to pause and be present in the current situation. By slowing down, you can savor the richness of life’s experiences, cultivate mindfulness, and nurture deeper connections with yourself and others. It allows you to appreciate the small joys that often go unnoticed in the rush of your daily life.

  1. Nurturing Creativity and Reflection

Everson says when you are constantly rushing from one task to another, there is little room for introspection and creative thinking. Meanwhile, slowness provides a fertile ground for ideas to bloom and creativity to flourish. 

By giving yourself the gift of time and space, you can delve deeper into your thoughts, explore new perspectives, and unlock innovative solutions. 

Additionally, moments of slowness can be a catalyst for self-discovery, helping you connect the dots of your experiences and nurture personal growth.

  1. Rediscovering the Joys of Simple Pleasures

In your pursuit of success and achievement, you can sometimes overlook the simple pleasures that bring immense happiness and contentment in your life. 

Everson states that through slowing down, you can escape the cycle of constant craving and learn to find fulfillment in the present moment, rather than in the next achievement or possession.

  1. Restoring Balance and Well-being

The relentless pace of modern life can take a toll on your physical and mental well-being. Chronic stress, burnout, and anxiety have become all too common in society. 

Everson believes embracing slowness offers an antidote to this chaos. It allows you to recharge, rejuvenate, and restore balance in your life. Taking time for self-care, relaxation, and pursuing activities that nourish your soul can have a profound impact on your overall well-being. 

So, what are some practical ways to incorporate slowness into your daily routine?

  • Practice Mindfulness: Set aside time each day for mindfulness meditation or simply being in the present moment. Focus on your breath, observe your surroundings, and let go of distractions. Mindfulness helps to cultivate a sense of slowness and deepens your connection with the present.
  • Simplify Your Schedule: Take a critical look at your commitments and obligations. Identify areas where you can simplify or delegate tasks, and learn to say “no” to things that don’t align with your priorities. By reducing your load, you create space for slowness and a greater sense of control over your time.
  • Practice Gratitude: Take time each day to reflect on and express gratitude for the simple pleasures in your life. This practice shifts your focus to the present moment and cultivates an appreciation for the things that often go unnoticed in the rush of daily life.

According to Everson, in a world where speed is celebrated and productivity is paramount, embracing slowness is a radical act of self-care. It allows you to reclaim your time, attention, and life from the relentless rush.

However, you should also remember that slowness is a personal journey, so it’s important to find what individually works for you. Start by incorporating small changes into your daily life and gradually expand them.

By intentionally cultivating slowness, you can find solace and fulfillment amidst all the hustle and bustle.

Have a great day and advance happy weekend!

Embrace slowness and discover the profound beauty that lies within a life lived intentionally and at your own pace.

(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 “The Business Builder Daily” 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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