No-Fail Friday: Heavy lifting

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Is it me, or has it been a little heavy around here lately? From goals, to personal mission, meaningful work, and even social injustice, we’ve been doing some deep-end diving around here. This week in particular, we talked about the ways in which mindfulness is being incorporated into the training of future global business leaders at a top US business school – one of several campus initiatives we’ve covered recently.  These are all really important topics, and are indicative of the scope of impact a little mindful perspective can have in so many areas of our lives.

For this weekend’s mindfulness challenge, maybe it’s time to take it down a notch. Read More


No-Fail Friday: Question for you

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It’s been a great week here, celebrating the first birthday of MindfulMBA! Hoping your week has been noteworthy in its own positive way as well. If not, no worries, because Friday is here to break that pattern, with a “no-fail” mindfulness challenge befitting of some of the birthday reflection we got ourselves into this week.

This week, we went to work. Or rather, our conversation went in that direction. Read More


Monday Moment: Mission-driven

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I’m loving this quote this Monday for several reasons. One of the great things about professional life in this day and age is that many of us will spend our careers reinventing ourselves many times over, if we want to. At the same time, however, we want our work to have meaning and impact, which isn’t easy to achieve if you’re deliberately jumping around every 18 months or so. Impact is maximized when efforts – and results – are cumulative. You can evolve, of course, but your shifts should be intentional and in line with your larger mission. Easier said than done, right, because how exactly do you know what that is?

As this quote from one of history’s greatest innovators encourages, you check in. The answers are not in a frantic external search, but in internal stillness. You need information, of course, to know your options. But often times, when we are flooded with uncertainty and indecision is exactly when we stop listening to our  inner voice — or intuition. If you want to build a life based on meaning, then you have to look inward to determine what is meaningful to you. For that, you need tools – like mindfulness – that can help you tap into the wisdom that is within you. You know more than you think you do, if you would just let your (inner) self speak, and listen.

“The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.”  — Rumi

Photo credit: Filip Bunkens