November 29, 2013
In part 1, we talked about mindfulness and business. In the Mindful Leader and Entrepreneurship Mastermind, we work systematically and holistically to cultivate mindfulness where you need it the most. But there’s more to you than just your business. You have a life, you have different kinds of relationships…unless, of course, they end up being casualties of the void left by the lack of mindfulness that we were talked about earlier. But your situation may be the reverse of what I described before. Business might be great while the rest of your life, on the other hand is different story. [Read more]
November 18, 2013
You might already be aware of mindfulness and related topics like meditation as a tool for wellness. Hopefully you’re also aware of it a tool for personal growth. You may or may not be aware of how to apply mindfulness as a holistic tool for manifestation.
Mindfulness is the state of being present and aware in the moment and beyond your normal scope of perception. What does that mean? Another way of saying being present is showing up. Mindfulness allows you to show up. And of course if you’re not mindful, not only do you not show up–or at least not all the way–but you’re not also aware that you’re not showing up. You might not even be aware that you need to show up someplace. In a business environment, not showing up can manifest in a number of different ways: as you not showing up as a leader or as a team member. Not seeing what’s really going in your business, being distracted by what’s happening in or around your business, which could result in missing opportunities or throwing away money trying to fix problems in your business that you have misperceived. It can mean failing to bring your gifts, power and potential to the table.
In Spanish, the word for mindfulness is atención, which, as you might’ve guessed also means attention. So when you lack mindfulness, when you are not present and aware, things escape your attention. Where you don’t show up in your business, your life, your relationship, for yourself creates a void. Other people might try to stretch themselves to fill the void or plug it up with other things. Or people (including you) may take detours to avoid it. And in the meantime, there’s no telling what may fall into it. It could be your profits, or your reputation, or your best people, your best clients, it could be your entire business, it could be your marriage, it could be the relationship with your kids. A void in your business left unmanaged can grow large enough to affect other areas of your life. Whatever challenge the void presents, it’s chronic. It continues to be a problem despite your efforts to address it. Mindfulness allows you to recognize what’s really happening, why its happening, and how to cultivate what is necessary to resolve or better direct it.
In part 2, we’ll talk about mindfulness in your personal life and relationships.
November 15, 2013
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November 14, 2013
Every business has its challenges. Mindfulness presents a way to address those challenges holistically. It is especially effective when you, your leadership, or your team dynamics are the biggest obstacles standing in the way of your business growth and success. Sometimes you know you’re in the way. That’s a good start, even if you don’t know how to get out of your own way. The real danger to your business is when you’re not aware of the obstacle you present you or that your company dynamics create. That’s where mindfulness does some of its best work.
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November 9, 2013
Last week I said I’d have more great things to share and that I’d also talk about the spiritual catalyst behind what’s been happening…and how you too can use it to launch a new spiritual adventure in your personal or professional life. Adding to the things I mentioned in my last post, including my Meditation and Mindful Living Program returning to the City College of New York next year, here’s what else I’ve been up to…and my quick tip on igniting something new and amazing for yourself:
- I’m bringing Peruvian shaman/healer, Don Victor Estrada to NYC for a series of programs
- I’m helping to launch and develop programming for the NYC Peace Museum
- Chanting, Singing and Voice Lessons for the Throat Chakra
- Quick Tip: Cosmic Clarity and the Spiritual Catalyst for Greater Movement and Momentum
- Upcoming Online Programs: Developing Your Mission Statement and the Mindful Entrepreneurship Mastermind [Read more]