NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspirational speaker Shawn Ellis is bringing relief to stressed professionals with his "This Moment Matters" seminar and "Mastering the Moments" audio CD. Both emphasize slowing down and taking life and work one moment at a time, bringing awareness, attention and appreciation to each moment.
The accelerating pace and complexity of life and work today has 63 percent of employees saying they experience high levels of stress at work with extreme fatigue and feeling out of control, according to The Conference Board's 2012 Job Satisfaction Survey.
"That's why pushing workers to do 'more, better, faster' is unrealistic," said Ellis. "It only adds to their frustration and fuels burnout."
Ellis' seminar has been attended by professionals from companies including Marathon Oil Company, Norwegian Cruise Line, PricewaterhouseCoopers, State Farm, Unisys Corp, among others, who call it "a breath of fresh air."
"When we see teams that are underperforming, we often think that there is a shortage of skills or motivation," said Ellis. "In reality, most people know what they need to do to be effective in their jobs and they want to do it, but they're just exhausted by the overwhelming demand for their time and attention."
The principles of the program are validated by decades of research in the fields of mindfulness and neuroscience, and well-known companies like Google, Aetna, Procter & Gamble, Motorola, and others that offer mindfulness training programs for their employees report benefits such as improved employee morale, increased productivity, improved customer service, reduced stress and lower absenteeism.
Ellis also shares how the practices have made an impact in his own life as a small business owner, husband and father. This allows attendees to feel more connected to the issue.
"I've tried the 'do more, faster' approach and it's exhausting," Ellis said. "The only real and sustainable solution is to slow down, and to make the choice to live and work like 'This Moment Matters.' After all, everything happens in this moment."
For more on living and working like This Moment Matters, watch Ellis' 3-minute inspirational video, subscribe to his free video training series, or inquire about his availability for webinars and speaking engagements at ShawnEllis.com.
About Shawn Ellis
Shawn Ellis is an inspirational speaker, entrepreneur and small business owner who helps busy professionals rise above the challenges of today's fast-paced, demanding business environment -- not by doing "more, better, faster," but by slowing down, being here now, and giving their focused attention to what's in front of them at the present moment. His contrarian advice has been called "a breath of fresh air." In addition to his own speaking and writing, Shawn is also founder and president of The Speakers Group where he partners with other speakers to help people "live a better life and build a better business." He recently collaborated with over 20 best-selling authors and speakers including Jack Canfield, Marcus Buckingham, Chris Brogan and others to publish an ebook titled Good Advice to Live a Better Life and Build a Better Business.
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