One of the most effective ways to increase your brain power and be the successful entrepreneur you’ve always wanted to become is to meditate.
Entrepreneurs need emotional stability. Often overlooked, the ability to master one’s emotions are the cornerstone for becoming more resourceful and getting more out of each moment.
Entrepreneurs need to be able to think quickly and process multiple pieces of information at the same time. Meditation will help you increase your focus and ability to think with a sense of clarity that leads to improved decision-making.
Developing a meditation practice will empower you to become more aware of your emotions and use them to your advantage. Every entrepreneur strives to be productive, so use meditation as a way to get there.
Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or a successful leader in your company, you can benefit from consistent meditation.
Download the below guided meditation and practice it every morning before starting anything.
Food For Thought: Success without fulfilment = Failure
💡 Early in my entrepreneurial journey, I believed that if I reached a certain point in my career or business, an instant fulfilment would arrive – and when that time arrived, I actually did not feel fulfilled. Why❓
Having reached several of my goals and not feeling fulfilled was purely down to the fact that as entrepreneurs, we are naturally hungry to achieve in life…
✅ And so, every time we achieve something, we systematically move the goal post even further to get to the next goal.
✅ What we don’t do is stop and celebrate our wins and acknowledge our accomplishments. The bottom line is that if we can’t be happy with who we are and can’t be satisfied with what we have accomplished, then this really is the ultimate failure, is it not❓
So what is the formula to living a life of fulfilment ❓
✅ BALANCE – to be truly successful, we must find balance in ALL aspects of our human experience, which are our finances, spiritual livelihood, emotional wellbeing and relationships with others.
✅ A simple way to align all four of the above is to continually ask whether or not we are functioning within our highest values.
💡 Adding ‘yet’ into our vocabulary and conscious thinking is like baking a cake, playing an instrument or riding a bike i.e. none of us were born knowing how to ride (without training wheels), bake a perfect cake or perform a beautiful piece of music, but that doesn’t mean we gave up❗️
In a world depleted of hope; in a world of wanting what we want, when we want; the power of YET expresses the following from a mindset perspective.
This in particular when in the early stages of entrepreneurship (when we feel a sense of uncertainty, potential loneliness and fear of failure) is critical to sustained success in a business venture:
✅ A required #patience (and #selfbelief) to realize that some things are worth waiting for and that these things take work, time and don’t always come in the form of anything that could be remotely easy
✅ We are all on a learning journey, and because we may have not accomplished a goal or dream (YET), it does not mean that we cannot or should not continue to try and preserve i.e. #donotgiveup
✅ Remember, success is a journey made of various destinations (not just one). At each destination point, we may require a refuelling in #personaldevelopment to get us to the next destination
Food For Thought: Warren Buffett formula = Continuous Personal Development
💡 Warren Buffet shares a secret to his personal success: If we go to bed smarter than when we wake up, we are bound to create a path of success for ourselves – and this can be in business or in life.
In simple terms, what we choose to do consciously on a daily basis towards our own personal development determines the quality of our outcomes.
A simple checklist to determine our self-development priorities is by thinking through the following:
✅ Like every business has clients that need serving, ask – “Who is my most valuable client” ❓
➡️ The ideal answer should be ME i.e. you should be the most important client to yourself. Because if we do not serve and nurture ourselves, how do we expect to serve and nurture our clients?
✅ In our daily activities, which activities and tasks are stimulating us towards achieving our ultimate goal(s)❓
➡️ Prioritising our peak energy levels to maximise our output levels is crucial to sustained success. This means knowing when we are at our most productive each day, and when it is we are required to take a break.
✅ After a day’s work, how much time do we spend at home, sitting on the couch, watching TV, and zoning out until bedtime❓
➡️ This valuable time could be sold back to your most important client, YOU by investing in personal development practices and habits
Food For Thought: Using the Compound Effect in entrepreneurship
💡 The Compound Effect is based on a principle that the decisions we choose shape our destiny i.e. Little, everyday decisions will take us either towards our ultimate goals OR to an unsatisfied destination by default.
Therefore, by being conscious of the daily choices we make, we begin to make smarter choices moving forward. How does one do this❓
✅ By taking 100 percent responsibility for everything we experience, completely owning all our choices and all the ways we respond to whatever has happened to us, WE HOLD the power of #choice.
✅ In simple terms, poor decisions and erratic behaviour equals poor performance, whereas good decisions and consistently good behaviour creates success and high achievement.
A simple formula to remind ourselves of the above is:
✅ Preparation (personal growth) + Attitude (belief/mindset) + Opportunity (actively pursuing and not waiting) + Action (doing something about it) = Success
✅ Remember, it’s not the big things that add up in the end; it’s the hundreds, thousands, or millions of little things that separate the ordinary from the extraordinary. “Small, Smart Choices + Consistency + Time = RADICAL DIFFERENCE”
💡 Dabbling is better illustrated by imagining ourselves stick a toe in the water, and trying “this and maybe that”, whilst leaving the harder (and likely most important) things for a later stage. This is also better termed procrastination.
The problem with leaving things (in particular those that are most difficult, yet likely to produce the most effective results) to a “later stage” is by delaying things once, who is to say we won’t do it again❓
To regain our sense of control and succeed in anything we strive to do in business or life, consider the following:
✅ By spending our time doing a little of this and a little of that, a lot of little things are accomplished. Yet nothing that truly tests our abilities, or gives lasting satisfaction is produced.
✅ What yields outcomes is as a result of where our level of #focus and #energy is used. Therefore, if we focus on a lot of little things, we will get a lot of little accomplishments.
✅ BUT if we want something bigger as a result, we need to stay focused (and execute) on it long enough to get it done.
✅ Remember, do NOT major in minor things. Focus on the stuff that matters (and this includes everything in our personal life to our business – anything that is crucial to changing our future).
💧 If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten ~ Tony Robbins 💧