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169: Different Is Not Worse: What is your Intention Imperative? with Mark Sanborn
20th July 2020 • Everyday Mindfulness Show • Holly Duckworth
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Mark Sanborn holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA) and is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame. He was recently honored with the Cavett Award, the highest honor the NSA bestows on its members, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the speaking profession. In 2019, Global Gurus named Mark the #5 Leadership Authority in the world. In his latest keynote, The Intention Imperative, based on 33 years of working with organizations globally, teaching leaders and observing powerful shifts, Mark has identified three essential areas of focus for leaders in the world: Inspiration: motivation to the power of purpose Culture: creating an engine that sustains vision and values while achieving desired results Emotion: designing and delivering positive emotions for customers and employees You don’t have to have a title to be a leader! If you take care of the moments the moments become your life. If you daydream, choose to do it and don’t do it accidentally. Mark’s personal practice is to focus. Morning meditations and prayer and setting his intentions wherever you’re at, be there. His current read is The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry. He’s highly recommends taking the time to slow down to the point of purposefulness. Questions Holly and Mark explore: How can you deliver positive emotions to customers during this time? How can we reconstruct how we connect to others? What is a surprise lesson outside North America that you have learned? Post COVID-19, people are now worried about security and safety. It’s imperative that companies, particularly restaurants, engineer around secure. Being at home more, Mark learned that he really liked being at home. After a long career of travelling extensively, he hadn’t gotten much of a chance to be home. The lifestyle change helped him look at his underlying values. Reinvent yourself every day. One of the tools that Mark offers is The Extraordinary Living Journal, which is a combination of two pages a day journaling, goal setting, examining purposes and important relationships. Recount what happened the day before, find three good things and examine them and then write and plan for the day. Find more about Mark at Mark Sanborn is an award winning speaker and Leadership Expert in Residence at High Point University, the Premier Life Skills University. For more information about his work, visit He also teaches professional speakers and leaders how to increase their messaging and public speaking effectiveness. Learn more here. Remember Mindful Matters and so do YOU! Find more mindful resources at