As a Founder/CEO/partner don’t you want to know how to leverage all of your resources…
Do you ever have any decisions to make about your business and about your life? You do??? No kidding, really??? Well, good, so do I. That’s why these next thoughts on incorporating some form of meditation into your decision-making process should resonate with you. Let me explain…
You are in a position where you have to make important decisions that not only affect you but the people around you – your employees, your family, etc. Don’t we constantly make decisions with noise all around us, whether it’s the noise in your head or the actual noise of others in your environment? Exactly. Only when you shut out that noise can you make your most aligned decisions. What I mean by aligned is when your decisions where your mind, gut, beliefs, soul, and body are all in “alignment.” It’s when you know deep down inside on all levels that your decision is the right decision and is for the highest good because it comes from a higher place that resides within yourself.
You want to make your decisions from a centered place. Being centered helps us to respond, not react. Meditation is the practice of quieting your mind so that you can go within and feel the present moment. Even though we think about the past and future, all we really have is the present moment. Guess what? THAT’S where all your power is! So why not go get it each day? As a CEO who is always on the lookout for how to do things better, meditation is something to add to your routine.
So, how do you do it? When do you do it? How long should you do it? Well, I’m assuming you are not a monk living on a mountain top with Wi-Fi reading this. So, for the rest of us, we don’t have 24 hours a day to meditate. That’s okay!
I have been studying meditation for about 8 years now and have incorporated it into my daily life over the past three. I actually just returned from a one-week meditation retreat with Dr. Joe Dispenza (not on a mountain top but in a ballroom of a hotel on Marco Island, Florida.) I will meditate anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour and 15 min every morning, depending on my schedule, but I always get it in. It does make a difference in my life when it comes to decisions and creating what I envision.
You can meditate where you are in silence or to a guided meditation. I do both depending on how I feel. When you do the silent type, thoughts WILL come across your mind. That’s normal. I have been taught NOT to judge them or myself and to just let them go by as if they were on a cloud. Then, bring your mind back to your breath to refocus.
You can meditate anytime such as in the morning, before bed and yes, you can close the door ten minutes before a meeting and meditate then too. But most of all, meditate before you have to make your big decisions. The pathway to the truth of what you need to do is found within…not in a board room.