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About Giovanni Dienstmann
Giovanni Dienstmann is the creator of Live and Dare, one of the top five most popular meditation blogs on the planet.
As an international author, meditation coach and speaker, Giovanni helps people overcome anxiety and stress to live a more calm and centered life. He is the author of the best-selling book Practical Meditation, which is available in six different languages and has popularly been called “The Meditation Bible”.
With over 9,000 hours of personal meditation practice, and a diverse training in meditation methodologies from different traditions, Giovanni brings a practical and unique approach to help both meditation novices and spiritual seekers alike.
He is a Registered teacher through the Meditation Association of Australia, as well as a sought-after consultant to award-winning meditation apps. His insights have been featured on popular publications such as Daily Yoga, Elephant Journal, Coach.me and many more.
Giovanni’s clients range from stay at home parents to entrepreneurs, C-level executives and pro athletes. His acclaimed program Limitless Life has helped thousands of people master their mind, find contentment and clarity, and become unstoppable. To learn more about Giovanni and his work, visit LiveAndDare.com.
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As a meditation teacher and self-discipline coach, Giovanni Dienstmann has helped hedge fund managers, CEOs, entrepreneurs, ambitious professionals, artists and pro athletes to live a more focused and disciplined life. Since 2014 he has been successfully coaching people to overcome distractions, procrastination, self-doubt, fear, and other forms of self-sabotage. Whatever self-discipline challenge you face, whatever excuse you are telling yourself — Mindful Self-Discipline is a collection of all these years of experience, converted into a tool for you to use.
This revolutionary book is a comprehensive and practical guide for you to develop self-discipline in a balanced way — without beating yourself up. It emphasizes the use of mindfulness and awareness as key components for building habits, rather than forcefulness and willpower. If you have tried other methodologies and failed, then this is for you.
This manual for living your life purposefully contains:
* Over 50 step-by-step exercises
* Over 100 illustrations and diagrams
* Links to the scientific studies about each topic
* Many, many examples — all to make it as easy as possible for you to actually apply all this knowledge and transform your daily life.
If you have tried other approaches (Miracle Morning, Atomic Habits, Willpower Instinct, Tiny Habits, Discipline is Freedom, Hooked, Can’t Hurt Me) and didn’t get the results you were after, then this is for you. Mindful Self-Discipline goes much beyond building habits, time management, and forcing yourself. It is gentler, more achievable, and rooted in living a life of purpose.
Think you are not made to be self-disciplined? Think again.
Learn on-the-go meditation techniques to improve your concentration and memory and enhance your self-esteem, using this unique visual guide.
Follow the clear, step-by-step instructions anytime, anywhere--at home, on the beach, or on a business trip. Practice meditations sitting on a simple, upright chair; there's no need to fold yourself into uncomfortable positions. Explore a variety of meditation techniques, from mindfulness meditation to tai chi, to find the practices that suit you. Use the short "mini-meditations" to fit meditation into a busy lifestyle, or to sample a variety of different styles. Find out the benefits of meditation on your mind and brain, examining how it works and the scientific evidence behind its effects.
Whether you are new to meditation or looking to expand your existing knowledge, this practical guide on how to meditate provides everything you need to start (or continue) your meditative journey.
Giovanni explores the many different ways to meditate, and also how to apply the benefits of meditation in all areas of our lives. I was blown away by how good Practical Meditation really is. A phenomenal book, from a deep teacher." -Rick Hanson, Phd and bestselling author of Buddha's Brain