Rob Dial started in sales at 19 and was promoted to run a franchise with the company at the age of 21. Rob grew the franchise into a multi-million dollar office and broke almost every record in the company's 60 year history. Rob has moved on and now does consulting and training for fortune 500 companies. Rob, also runsMWF Motivation Podcast - one of the fastest growing podcasts on iTunes. Mindfulness is a big part of Rob’s life and he has recently been meditating in sensory deprivation tanks. He shares his experience with us during this interview. Rob is also enthusiastic about binaural beats and finds they help him get into deeper states of meditation.
- Website: www.mwfmotivation.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Podcast: MWFMotivation
Most Influential Person
- Tony Robbins
Effect on Emotions
- I am so much calmer. I feel like mindfulness and meditating give you a bulletproof vest for things that happen around you. It seems like once you've meditated and you've become calm that nothing really affects you that much because you just kind of take life as it is. It slows the world down for you and makes it a lot easier to cope with.
Thoughts on Breathing
- Whenever I have any kind of big call, whether it's with a client or before this interview, I always take five minutes and just breathe deep, slowly and close my eyes. I don't need to meditate or anything like that but I try to slow my heart rate down so I can be as concentrated as possible.
- Book: Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
- App: Headspace
Advice for Newbie
Just do it, just try it. Once you try it (mindfulness), make a commitment for a week to just do it for 15 minutes. That's not that much time out of your day or out of your life for something that could potentially be life-changing. Don't go into it expecting to be some buddha the very first time. Enjoy the quiet time with yourself and enjoy disconnecting from technology and all the crazy stimuli that comes into your world every single day.