Chronicling the true story of one entrepreneur's journey, The Mindful Entrepreneur provides a raw, brutally honest account of how to transform the frustrations, pain and struggles faced by countless business owners into stability, growth, freedom and meaning.
the Being mindful means a perspective of attending to others, a culture of creativity and leaders who get results by using the full resources and best practices available. ... First, the mindful company as a whole has to be a caring company mindful of its employees, customers and owners' needs.
Mindful meditation is now embraced in virtually all corners of society today, from K-12 schools to Fortune 100 companies, and its virtues extolled by national and international media almost daily. It is thought to benefit our health and overall well-being, to counter stress, to help children pay attention, and to foster creativity, productivity and emotional intelligence. Yet in the 1960s and 1970s meditation was viewed as a marginal, counter-cultural practice, or a religious ritual for Asian immigrants. How did mindfulness become mainstream? In The Mindful Elite, Jaime Kucinskas reveals who is behind the mindfulness movement, and the engine they built to propel mindfulness into public consciousness. Drawing on over a hundred first-hand accounts with top scientists, religious leaders, educators, business people and investors, Kucinskas shows how this highly accomplished, affluent group in America transformed meditation into an appealing set of contemplative practices. Rather than relying on confrontation and protest to make their mark and improve society, the contemplatives sought a cultural revolution by building elite networks and advocating the benefits of meditation across professions. Yet, spreading the Dharma far and wide came with unintended consequences and this idealistic myopia came to reinforce some of the problems it originally aspired to solve. A critical look at this Buddhist-inspired movement, The Mindful Elite explores how elite movements can spread and draws larger lessons for other social, cultural, and religious movements across institutions and organizations.
This timely and incisive Handbook provides critical contemporary insights into the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and marketing in the twenty-first century. Bringing together rich and varied contributions from prominent international researchers, it offers a reflective synthesis of scholarship at the interface between marketing and entrepreneurship.
A book written for an aspiring entrepreneur who aims at addressing the needs of people in their community to create a positive social impact, while maintaining control over their own physical and mental well-being.
Do you dream of being your own boss, quitting the rat race, generating a stable income doing what you love but have no idea how to steadily attract customers? If you serve other businesses - whether it be as a startup, entrepreneur or freelancer - you have to make sales and win customers. Otherwise you'll have to dust off your C.V. and put off your dream of independence. Perhaps no one taught you selling techniques. Perhaps you're shy or introverted. Perhaps the idea of selling makes you sick to your stomach. Or maybe you've been doing the selling thing but keep losing sales and have no idea what is going wrong. This concise book will guide you through how to overcome your self-doubt so you can effectively sell, giving you practical tools and strategies to sell mindfully and without being typically salesy. You will learn: - A proven step-by-step process to winning new clients - How to write a winning sales plan - Effective lead generation strategies to get more customers - How to communicate your value in a magnetic way - All of this without becoming an aggressive, annoying person
Paperback Version Now Available! Here is a personal testimony from the author about the life changing benefits that mindfulness has had on his life: "For the first 10 years that I was a self employed artist I was not a mindful artist. I didn't know what mindfulness was and I just roamed the world on autopilot every day like many of us do. I had great aspirations for my life and big dreams for my art career, but I was so caught up in the minutiae of every day life that I never took the time to listen to myself and reflect inward. As a result of not giving myself enough time to focus on myself, I was always stressed, financially unstable, emotionally and physically drained, and was just never in a confident state of mind. I never had enough money in the bank, never had time for a social life, and was just never satisfied. My eyes were always set on the destination rather than the journey and I never took the time to relish in the amazing progress that was always unfolding underneath my feet. Because of practicing mindfulness on a daily basis, I've been able to restore my mental and physical health, stabilize my finances, maintain my emotional well-being, and also enhance my creative drive. I attribute all of my career and personal success to the lessons I talk about in this book and I'd love for you to pick up a copy and take a chance on living a mindful life to help you fulfill your own creative passions as well!" -J.J. Long Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... The Definition of Mindfulness The Health Benefits of Mindfulness Some Mindfulness Techniques In Less Than 5 Minutes How To Live a Typical Mindful Work Day How To Prime Your Day and Be Less Reactive How To Increase Productivity in Your Business How To Align With Your Purpose How To Maintain Abundance And much, much more! Take action today and pick up a copy of "The Mindful Artist"! I look forward to taking you on a mindfulness journey to help bring you more abundance in your career and in your personal life!
Mindful Business Leadership presents a new model of leadership. It introduces ten very different leadership roles that are required to meet the challenges of modern business. Memorable metaphors and images are created for each, and they are placed in a matrix. Readers are shown how to develop these roles within themselves. Potentially negative aspects of each are discussed, along with material on how to put these to creative use. The book argues that mindfulness is the best way to balance the roles – a mindful leader will know ‘who to be’ in any situation. The last part is taken up with clear, practical exercises that readers can practice to become more fully mindful and develop a clear vision for their own leadership. Mindful Business Leadership is relevant to anyone, anywhere in the world, who is moving (or wishes to move) to a position of leadership.
Introduces the practice of mindfulness while explaining how it can offer beneficial approaches to addiction recovery, drawing on the author's expertise as an addiction psychiatrist to outline mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques while sharing illustrative patient stories. Original.
Master your mind, manage stress and boost your productivity! Mindfulness at Work For Dummies provides essential guidance for employees at all levels of an organization who are seeking more focus and clarity in their work. It explains how mindfulness can help employers wishing to implement mindful practices into the workplace, and provides leaders and mentors within an organization with the tools they need to become more effective leaders and coaches. The audio download contains guided mindfulness exercises and meditations suited to workplace scenarios, a core feature of mindfulness programmes. Mindfulness at Work For Dummies includes: An introduction to mindfulness, and how it can help improve working behaviour An explanation of how the brain retains new mindful working patterns... with a bit of practice! Useful tips on incorporating mindfulness into your working day How organisations can benefit from implementing mindful approaches to work Guidance for leaders on how mindfulness can help develop their leadership qualities
Become a true leader through Mindfulness If you thought leading a team or organization meant simply creating and implementing a financial plan, delegating responsibility, and watching the bottom line, well, you're only partly right. True leadership comes from within, a place of deep calm and focus, that allows you to respond to any situation as it arises. In Mindful Leadership, you'll learn how to draw on those inner reserves through Mindfulness Meditation, a tool you can use to achieve focus and clarity, reduce stress, and develop the presence of mind to meet any number of challenges. The book opens up a world of meditation exercises that can be done anywhere, anytime (no chanting or patchouli required!) and that are the gateway to improved judgment and decision making, improved time management, enhanced team effectiveness, greater productivity, and more on-the-job inspiration and innovation. Details the nine ways in which leaders can incorporate Mindfulness into every aspect of their lives Illustrates how meditation and business actually do mix Essential for anyone interested in anticipating and serving client needs The author coaches executives throughout North America and is quoted widely in the media Offering essential skills for both life and work, Mindful Leadership shows how it's possible to successfully lead a team, an entire organization—or just yourself.
Praise for The Mindful Coach "Success in business is predicated on eliciting the best from people. The Mindful Coach clearly articulates the essentials of how to do this. As someone who believes deeply in the potential of all people, I found Silsbee's approach both practical and profound. This is a must-read for everyone concerned with people and learning."—Arthur M. Blank, philanthropist; cofounder, The Home Depot; and owner and CEO, Atlanta Falcons "The Mindful Coach is not just another coaching model. It is a frame of reference for anyone involved in developing people. This highly readable book should serve as a reference for anyone genuinely concerned about helping others. It has had a significant impact on the way I approach coaching and developing others."—James N. Bassett, M.E?d., employee development, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations "The Mindful Coach digs deeply, offering a lens and structure for understanding the intimate and necessary connection between relationships and human development. No other skill set, knowledge, or awareness is more important to educators, leaders, and managers than what is presented in this precious volume."—Robert C. Pianta, Ph.D., dean, Curry School of Education, University of ?Virginia "This revised edition provides the structure for presence, through which new solutions become available. This book itself is a practice in the art of 'becoming,' while providing a clear action framework for powerfully engaging others with their own development. Silsbee has provided a gift to leaders, teachers, and coaches!"—Connie Maltbie-Shulas, manager, V-22 Training Systems, Boeing "This book has broad appeal not only for coaches, but also for managers, executives, and consultants. Leaders of all kinds can benefit from Silsbee's clear and caring process for bringing out the best in people. This is a must-read book for anyone who wants to jump-start themselves and others on their journey to their potential."—Diana Whitney, Ph.D., author, The Power of Appreciative Inquiry "This is the guide for leaders committed to helping others learn. The seven roles will help any leader facilitate more meaningful development conversations. This new edition engaged me instantly, with immediate applications in key relationships."—Darelyn "DJ" Mitsch, MCC, president, The Pyramid Resource Group; former president, The International Coach Federation
A landmark collection of original essays that explore the dynamics of entrepreneurship in the U.S. and around the world--from the "mindset" of the entrepreneur to the challenges of establishing and sustaining new ventures to the institutions and technologies that support new business creation
Entrepreneurship is tough and statistically about 70% of start-ups fail. How can we change these statistics and make sure the emerging generation of aspiring entrepreneurs are ready? It starts with the mind. Most people believe businesses fail because of outside forces - markets and customers. In fact, research shows us that 13% fail because of a loss of focus. Founders who fail to control their minds and harness the power of their mindset, fail. With the right mindset, you can succeed in business. Reaching this mindset is easiest through meditation. Through the mindset that meditation yields, one can become more effective and successful in entrepreneurship because of how one approaches common obstacles or problems.In Mindful Management, you will see the incredible effects that meditation can have on your business with just 20 minutes of mindfulness practice per day. The book examines how harnessing the power of our mind can help the Mindful Innovator succeed. You will also read stories, insights and lessons from experts in entrepreneurship and meditation including: * How John Paul DeJoria, the founder of Paul Mitchell hair products and Patrón Spirits, endured homelessness twice in an effort to build businesses* Research that has shown that the mind has the ability to heal - or harm - the body* How Russell Brand, a British comedian and actor, used meditation to overcome his addictionsThis book is a must-read if you are an aspiring entrepreneur, or looking for extra support in the workplace. Meditation can be applicable in any workplace setting. The lessons you learn throughout this book will help you succeed, not just in areas of business, but in all areas of life and it's vast challenges.
Looking to experience growth in your personal and business life? Do you need a step-by-step guide to transformation? This book serves as a short guide to a long and successful life. When people are mindful and genuinely happy, that joy spills outward to all those they encounter. Energy is contagious and statistics show that the regular practice of mindfulness can result in improved leadership qualities, interpersonal communication and the ability to thrive and lead in complex conditions. Mindfulness, happiness and purposeful living can and will affect your bottom line. If you need balance in your life - are an entrepreneur, considering entrepreneurship or managing a small organization than The Entrepreneur's Guide & Workbook: For Mindful, Happy & Intentional Living is for you. This book will equip the reader with the intellectual and practical tools needed to improve different facets of life and provides manageable steps for the reader to feel energized and capable. Learn how to work thru and problem solve your challenges with real life solutions, that you can turn into opportunities, all while adding to your daily regimen of self- care. With over twenty years of industry experience, recognized business expert and influencer Anna M. Foster teaches readers how to find power in the pauses of life and shift their mind-full living to one of mindfulness and purpose in a fast-paced world. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Foster is a certified life and business coach, as well as a certified behavioral analysis trainer. She is an avid connector, poised event host, professionally trained speaker, award-winning entrepreneur, and an impactful influencer. Her over two (2) decades of work, has earned her various awards and recognition in business and entrepreneurship.She is the founder and CEO of A Maven's World, an event-focused and consulting business that works with individuals, entrepreneurs and organizations on business strategy, networking and development. Foster also created a social enterprise - global women's conference, which positively impacts the lives of thousands of women annually, both personally and professionally. Foster has partnered with numerous entrepreneurs, non-profit and corporate clients over many years. She holds a B.A. in Business Management and a Juris Doctorate degree. Foster can be followed at twitter.com/amavensworld. For more information about her work visit amavensworld.com and amwwomensconference.com
$$$ THE ENTREPRENEUR’S EDGE SYNOPSIS: This book will help the entrepreneur who may be well-versed in a given field, expertise, or industry to fill the ever-present gap of constantly seeking required capital. In addition to the increasing management, communication, and people skills the perhaps technically talented enterprisers must soon master; is the realization that he/she must also always seek capital if the business is to survive and grow. Capital, working capital, positive cash-flow is the life-blood of the business. Without it there is no growth, no survival, and no life. In the entrepreneur’s enthusiasm, the zest to achieve the vision, the exhilaration and activity of the moment, the need for money and a positive timely cash-flow is often overlooked. They are the very life-force of the business; the oxygen for the venture without which it will die. The Entrepreneur’s Edge will assist the planning necessary in finding the money, raising the money, making the money, and keeping the money.
Covering the full spectrum of entrepreneurship, at the individual, enterprise, and macroeconomic levels, this text features contributions from scholars and practitioners, and has a global perspective. It integrates theory and practice to showcase emerging trends, ideas, insights, and issues.
This work advances the proposition that traditional 'top down' politics is being challenged by grass-roots, civil society based 'bottom up' politics in that most sensitive areas, the national security/arms control dichotomy. The book uses the example of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), that has succeeded in reversing or altering the national policies on landmines in over 130 countries globally. The book cites the efforts of what the author calls 'moral entrepreneurs', that is people who have adopted the risk-taking characteristics of business and social leaders to bring this state of affairs about. As a new polity that challenges old assumptions about the state's preserve in matters of national security and moral force, the ICBL has set the benchmark for a fresh, twenty-first century paradigm in arms control.
There has been an explosion of interest in entrepreneurs in the popular media, as well as in business, policy, and education. But what do entrepreneurs do? What is entrepreneurship and why is it important? What is distinctive about entrepreneurs? And where do they come from? In this Very Short Introduction Paul Westhead and Mike Wright weave a pathway through the debates about entrepreneurship, providing a guide to the entrepreneurial process. They look at how the actions of entrepreneurs are shaped by the external environment and availability of resources, consider the types of organizations in which entrepreneurs can be found, and look at the diversity in their backgrounds, experience, and how they think and learn. Lastly, they consider the impact that entrepreneurs have on modern market economies and look at the future of entrepreneurship in our increasingly globalized world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.