Meditation always seemed like some hippie, tree-hugging, granola thing that required a certain down-to-earthiness that I knew as a Type-A, I did NOT possess. In the past, when I was stressed at work and a colleague recommended meditation, I’d politely thank them and walk away thinking about how much I had to do and that I didn’t have the time to sit cross-legged with my palms up, chanting or humming or whatever was done. Honestly, the thought of doing something like that stressed me out even more than I already was.
When I reached the point in my career where most people would be satisfied with the title and pay I possessed, I realized that I wasn’t fulfilled and still wanted more out of my career, but the things that used to work to propel me forward, simply weren’t getting me any further.
That’s when I started researching what the top CEO’s and Entrepreneurs have in common and learned that many of them meditate.
Thankfully, I’m not dumb enough to think I know better than Oprah, so I bought my first book on meditating and committed myself to 40 days of the practice.
I certainly haven’t mastered the art of meditation, but I realize that I’m more mindful, self-aware, less stressed, happier, and by starting each day off with meditation, I’m accomplishing more at a faster pace than ever before. Another great benefit is that I’m becoming more open to new ideas and even hired a business coach that I’m learning incredible amounts from.
I’m not a meditation guru and the only advice I can provide is this:
I recommend downloading the free app “Spirit Junkie” for more of these short daily affirmations for meditation.
There’s no reason to start meditating because I’m recommending it and you can Google all the CEO’s who practice meditation and believe it’s a key component in their success.
I’ll just leave you with these 3 names: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey. BAM!
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