Real Mindful: Eric Schneider (MBA ’21)

We’re back with more Real Mindful conversations, beginning this month with Eric Schneider, who recently joined the Harvard Business School Class of 2021. Eric is an engineer turned consultant and non-profit founder (free GMAT mentorship?? Yes, please!) who’s now not only pursuing his MBA, but also evaluating and advising startups in his “spare time.”

SchneiderE-HBS-191021-003Good thing he’s got mindfulness up his sleeve to help him catch his breath now and then, and stay focused on the task at hand, one present moment at a time.

Take a listen below to learn more about Eric and how he’s been working with mindfulness to achieve big goals, and help others – including his new MBA classmates – do the same.

 



“No-Fail” Friday: Hear me out

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I don’t know about you, but it’s been a long week over here. I’m more than ready to greet this beautiful Friday and the weekend ahead. On the other hand, it’s been a week full of gratitude for the things that make life a happy place, and clarity around the importance of prioritizing them. We’re all better off when surrounded by the people, things and activities that make us feel loved and valued. Of course, if you read this week’s earlier post, you know it isn’t always possible to be in that state, and in fact, it’s important to push ourselves into the “discomfort zone” of disagreement now and then. Like all of our mindfulness challenges, it’s a “no-fail” proposition because your effort and intention is the key. That doesn’t mean it’s easy, but if you want to live in a better world like I do, it is absolutely necessary.  Read More