Do you desire a world…
That you rule instead of one that rules you?
Where you are powerful instead of helpless?
In which you have no adversaries, only allies?
Where you and your teammates consistently choose Reason over Ego?
If you answered yes to these questions, the 7 Mindfulness Training Lessons will help you achieve your goals.
These lessons can be summed up in one sentence, with emphasis on three words:
Right-Minded Teammates accept, forgive, and adjust their thinking and work behavior.
The 7 Mindfulness Training Lessons
Mindfulness is your conscious ability to monitor your thoughts in the present. When you are mindful, you calmly acknowledge and accept your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, as well as those of others.
Your calm mindfulness is the necessary condition for receiving a moment of Reason, which is a precursor for finding real teamwork solutions.
When you practice mindfulness by following these 7 Lessons, you also practice the Right-Minded attitudes and behaviors taught to you in the Right Choice Model.
The 7 Lessons
1. I am not upset about this difficult situation for the reason I think.
2. I Accept and own my part in this situation.
3. It’s impossible that my thoughts about this situation are neutral.
4. I Forgive others and myself.
5. I will transform the effects of this difficult team situation.
6. I Adjust my thinking and behavior.
7. I see every difficult team situation as a learning opportunity.
In every circumstance, and especially during difficult team situations, Right-Minded Teammates use these lessons to practice mindfulness and move them into a Right-Minded, “we are allies” way of thinking and behaving.
These lessons are effective. Apply them, and you, along with Reason’s help, will find the best way to respond in all challenging situations and circumstances.
Applying the 7 Lessons: Self-Study or Team Study
There are two options for applying the 7 Mindfulness Lessons:
1. self-study or
2. team study.
Both are recommended.
Be sure to give the 7 Lessons Cards and Posters to your teammates.
When you purchase the 7 Lessons ebook here at Right-MindedTeamwork.com, the printable cards are included in your ebook download.
If you are pursuing self-study, you will learn how to use the lessons in a difficult situation you likely know very well: the Constantly Complaining Teammate (CCT).
Having a Constantly Complaining Teammate on your team may be the reason you are seeking teamwork solutions.
Though a CCT’s complaints may look or sound different day to day or from team to team, a similar message usually underpins their efforts. They typically insist, “My life can’t get better until you change.” They believe they are right. They think you and everyone else are wrong. That is why they believe you must change.
Fortunately, the challenge of the CCT can be addressed using the 7 Mindfulness Lessons. The book will show you how. Once you understand how to apply these 7 Lessons with a CCT, you will know how to do the same in all your difficult situations.
If you are opting for a team approach, in addition to the 7 Mindfulness Training Lessons book, you will also want to consult the book Right-Minded Teamwork in Any Team: The Ultimate Team-Building Method to Create a Team That Works as One.
In that book, you will discover a three-workshop implementation plan. If you choose to follow the plan, the third workshop, focused on Right-Minded Teammate development, is a wonderful time to explore and discuss how the 7 Mindfulness Lessons may be applied in your team.
7 Lessons: A Testimonial
While working on this book series, I received a note from an RMT student who had actively applied the 7 Lessons to transform a challenging situation. She shared:
Recently, I was reflecting on a challenging situation with a fellow entrepreneur (not my “team,” per se, but within my circle of influence). As I was trying to figure out how I wanted to approach it, the first of the 7 Lessons of Right-Minded Thinking popped into my mind.
“I am not upset about this difficult team situation for the reason I think,” I told myself. Immediately I could see there was more to the situation than just the surface-level issue. No wonder it felt so heavy and complicated.
Seeing as I’d already made progress, I figured I might as well apply the next few Mindfulness Lessons, too. As I did, I could feel myself relaxing, and, in just a few moments, I was able to see the situation completely differently.
My inner resistance has dissipated, and therefore the issue has, too. I had no doubt your methodology was effective, but I didn’t realize how immediately transformative it could be.
Thank you and RMT for this personal breakthrough!
If you want your team working together as one, you want them thinking as one, too.
These 7 Mindfulness Training Lessons will help you achieve a positive team mindset by guiding teammates to raise their awareness of thoughts, choices, and behaviors. When teammates follow these lessons, they do no harm while working together as one.
What is “Right” in Right-Minded Teamwork?
It is worth stating and restating: Right-Minded Teamwork has nothing to do with right-brain thinking or right-wing viewpoints.
RMT has everything to do with what you and your teammates collectively decide is “right.”
Your team’s choices – captured in your team Work Agreements – on what acceptable work behavior and efficient processes look like define your team’s Right-Minded Teamwork “thought system.” The “right” way of doing, being, and behaving is the way that is right for your team.
The “right” way [the Right Choice] is how your team decides you will do no harm and work as one.
So, how do you start the team’s discussion about what is right?
You begin by introducing Right-Minded Teamwork to your team (see below: get started with a FREE ebook) and applying the tools and exercises – especially Right Choice – that are presented in these books.
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Why Consider Right-Minded Teamwork?
There are many common “team-building” practices out there. Three common team-building avenues include: education, games, and social events. As far as real team building goes, none of these approaches is effective. Not one of them produces proven reliable results.
If you have participated in them, you know what I mean. (For more on why such exercises are not reliable team-building tools, read this article, “10 Worst Team Building Exercises.”)
Still, many well-meaning team leaders continue to use these ineffective tactics, trying to make them work. Usually, this is because they do not realize there is a better way.
Real-World Team-Building: The Better Way!
A real-world team-building approach is the better way. It is also the most reliable way to achieve and sustain high-performance teamwork because it directly addresses real issues in a non-confrontational and compassionate way.
NEWS: Right-Minded Teamwork is a real-world, team-building process. Applied intentionally, it has the power to transform your team, bringing you together to work as one, and allow you to achieve – or even exceed! – your team’s goals.
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Reason, Ego & the Right-Minded Teamwork Myth: the Philosophy and Process for Creating a Right-Minded Teamwork Works together as One is a thorough and comprehensive introduction to this ultimate and real-world team-building method.
The ebook will always be FREE so why not download it now? Scan the content and read what grabs your attention, and I promise you will know if Right-Minded Teamwork is for you and your team.
If you say “yes” to RMT, everything you need to create and sustain Right-Minded Teamwork is in these eight books.
Dan Hogan, Certified Master Facilitator