We’re delighted to share our newest episode of Candid Convos; where we discuss virtual staffing in the new remote economy with a business owner, or lawyer, who utilizes virtual staff. This time, our featured guest is Lori Saitz, founder of Zen Rabbit. Lori Saintz is a marketer, mindfulness and stress relief coach, and podcast coach. She has worked with various clients, stating that her mission is to help people stay calm and grounded no matter the circumstances.
In this episode, Joe, the host, and Lori talk about creating new habits. Habits that will help you find balance, confidence, and purpose. They start by discussing how our society, and the interaction we have with its external factors – such as social media, organizations, the news, and even our family – affect the way we “wire our brain”. As we live day by day, these situations make us react instead of responding to them. The difference between these terms is that reacting is giving an answer or a solution that your mind has been trained to do. For example, if you are an athlete and you must run as soon as you hear the whistle, then your body will react to the quote and it’ll move you forward. Whilst, responding to a situation is when you analyze the situation you are facing and act accordingly to it.
Let Your Mind Understand
Furthermore, they address the topic of how lawyers often find themselves in highly stressful situations. Due to the nature of their profession, it is important for lawyers to learn how to keep their thoughts and emotions regulated. This will help reduce impulsive actions. An ancient technique Lori recommends is meditation. Meditation is a technique lawyers can learn and apply to their lives. Although in the last couple of years meditation has gained momentum, is not a trend. Meditation is an instrument that “found its time again” to help people go inward and find peace of mind.
Lori knows that she can only be in control of who she is in any situation. She can not control external issues even if she tried. This is one of the reasons she found passion in helping others find their inner peace. Lastly, Joe and Lori remind us of the importance of assessing the needs that our life demands in order to enjoy the time that we invest in our activities. If you are having fun with your family, let your brain only focus on your family. If you are building up a case with an important client, try to keep the conversation as engaging as possible. Distractions and obstacles may come and go, but finding balance will help you live in the present moment.