The three principles of mindfulness that can help you launch your startup are: starting with the basics, not working hard and letting go. Each week, during the course, we learned how to apply these principles to our work lives and how to integrate them into our busy schedules. Suggested action: Reach out to someone new every month and set up a coffee meeting. Make sure to go into the meeting with no preconceived notions, expectations or judgments.
Not working hard was a challenge for me, especially when it seemed like the more I worked, the more successful I would be. This idea goes against what society, media, family and friends tell us. Not making an effort means accepting our current state of being in the present moment and just being ourselves. This doesn't mean doing nothing, but rather setting an intention and aligning ourselves with it instead of aggressively pursuing results.
Suggested action: Write down your intention for the month and some feelings associated with achieving it. Then do the things that will help you reach that goal. Mindfulness is a form of meditation that can take as little as one minute to complete. It offers many benefits such as reducing stress and improving quality of life.
Here are 11 great books to get you started on your mindfulness journey. I hope these principles of mindfulness in business have been useful to you and encourage you to embrace mindfulness in your life. Mike Davis, founding director of Purposeful, provides his 3 principles for incorporating mindfulness practices into businesses, especially during its initial phase and as an early entrepreneur. This principle has a beautiful karmic quality and has helped me stay still, calm and resolute even when external forces try to pull me in different directions. Throughout the course, I learned a lot about how the principles and practices of mindfulness can help me maintain balance and perform optimally in my business during a trial period.