“Research shows that as we seek peace and show kindness, we reduce stress and become more productive,” said Kevin Guest, chairman and CEO of
Author of bestseller All the Right Reasons: 12 Timeless Principles for Living a Life in Harmony, Guest provides seven ways to help leaders and employees alike restore company culture and become stronger individually and as an organization.
Introduced by Beatles’ drummer
“I was fortunate to meet
“When we took a picture, Ringo put his arm around me, chatted for a bit, and showed the peace and love signs he’s famous for. He was gracious and genuine to each person in the room because he chooses to treat people with respect and warmth. He chooses the kind of person he wants to be. Everyone there went away feeling good about themselves and loving Ringo even more.”
Guest encourages everyone to genuinely share peace and love to reduce stress, which brings more accomplishment and a sense of ease that is contagious.
“Next, choose now to treat others with respect and kindness,” Guest said. “Listen and validate others’ emotions and experiences. Letting them know their happiness and well-being matter to you is key to cultivating a personality of peace.”
Third, Guest urges people to slow down and focus on their own breathing.
“Being mindful of your breathing brings you into the present moment, sharpening clarity and concentration,” he said. “I like to breathe in for four counts, hold my breath for four counts, exhale for four and hold that for four counts. Doing that six times brings more oxygen and clear thinking.
“In that state of mind, you’re ready to simplify your task list and devote efforts to top priorities.”
Constantly traveling internationally, Guest, a
“My boyhood home was near Flathead
Another sense of tranquility can come from regular massages for relaxation and muscle relief.
“Finally, on a regular basis, make a list of things you are grateful for – things that make you feel happier and calmer,” Guest said. “Keep that list on your device and at low points during the day, review it and see your life in a more positive, realistic light. As I do that, I have found things are not as bad as I thought, and life is moving along better than I imagined.”
All proceeds from All the Right Reasons are directed to feed two million meals to hungry children. Available on Amazon, the book provides 40 meals for each single purchase.
For more information, visit www.kevingguest.com.
Tim Brown, Candid Communications
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