I have read a few books on Mindfulness and seen that there are potential solution for keeping a balance to my hectic life. While perusing through the magazine rack at Whole Foods, I came across a new magazine titled Mindfulness. It’s well worth checking out and offers content rich articles related to techniques, examples and building a personal mindfulness practice.
The common customer communication practice after a meeting is to follow up by phone call or email. However, with the growing trend of business (not just personal) texting, with the simplicity and exceptional open rate results, more companies are including it as part of their overall marketing plan. Sending a photo with the text when thinking of a customer can provide better overall connection and personalization.
Outsourcing, the word so popular in the 1990’s and today everything is “disruption”. Two different things of course but have many crossovers to life and business.
For those of you who are accountants or tax preparers, this is “hell week”. Hopefully, you have completed your tax returns or have a good idea of what payment to send along with your extensions. The week will be a blur for those of you in the profession and after 25 years doing tax work, it seems like the weekend will never arrive. Keep in mind, April 18th is the last day to file this year.
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” Lao Tzu
Mindfulness, yoga, Zen – the buzz words we hear every day that we must do because of our over stimulated, hyper-connected, high stress world as a business owner. There are so many things going on at once in many cases as an entrepreneur and in many times its difficult to focus on one thing instead of capital requirements, marketing, sales, distribution, employee morale, financials,new partners, etc. all at once. One more thing to add to the endless list – Mindfulness. Can it really help your business?
If you are a cyclist living in a cold climate for the winter, there is an experience that comes every March with the approaching spring season. While riding, there are warm pockets where the temperature is warmer and the smells of spring are vivid in the olfactory system. It’s always a full body “tingling” up lifting feeling, moving from cold to warm pockets.
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.” – Aristotle
The DECA Ironman is a race, journey and experience similar to the daily, weekly and yearly grind of being an entrepreneur. For clarification, the DECA Ironman (my favorite endurance sporting event) is an ultra distance triathlon consisting of 10 Ironman races. The length of each of the 3 triathlon disciplines is as follows: 24 mile swim, 1120 mile bike, 262 mile run – the equivalent of 10 Ironman races.