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In today’s business environment, growing demands for efficiency and performance, coupled with technology that makes you contactable 24/7, more and more people are finding themselves exhausted and overrun. Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Carter and Gillian Coutts of The Potential Project offer five simple but effective “mantras” to help you be more mindful in your work life and your personal life. The authors clearly explain how to focus on the present, declutter, avoid “action addiction” and meaningless “busyness,” and behave more compassionately. getAbstract recommends this article to business leaders and everyone feeling stressed from the demands of modern life.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How modern business environments can negatively affect efficiency, performance and well-being; and
  • How practicing five mindfulness “mantras” can increase your effectiveness in the workplace and at home.

About the Authors

Rasmus Hougaard is managing director of The Potential Project. Jacqueline Carter is director of The Potential Project North America. Gillian Coutts is a partner with The Potential Project Australia.



In today’s fast-paced business world, effective time management is paramount. To stay focused when faced with information overload, practice and apply five “mantras” in your daily life:

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