Meditation for Entrepreneurs
Ugh. I’ve been struggling with the meditation recently. Probably for the last two months actually.
I’ve continued to get out of bed early and work on this and another blog (mainly the other one, in case you couldn’t tell :-O) but have been feeling so much resistance to meditating. I’ve been getting agitated and impatient, thinking that I’ve got far too many posts that need to be written, social media to be scheduled and pins to be created. I just don’t have time for meditation. (Okay, it’s all very obvious when I write it out like that, but at the time these were the feelings and thoughts that were going through my head. I know that meditation is a good thing, but I didn’t know-know. Ya know?)
Then, when I see an article that starts out like this, I know that I’m actually on the right track.
As many successful entrepreneurs know, personal development is the basis to creating the business and lifestyle you want. If you are not removing your limiting beliefs and developing yourself, you are limiting your own growth. What is the best way to improve personal development? Meditation.
You can read the full article here.
What’s an entrepreneur?
In the quote above the author talks about entrepreneurs knowing that “personal development is the basis to creating the business and lifestyle you want”. But I didn’t know that. I’ve thought that personal development was to improve yourself (obviously) and by association this would improve your ability to function productively, which would benefit your business. I never really thought that there could be a stronger link between meditation and being a successful entrepreneur. One of the reasons I never went down that thought path is because I’ve never thought of myself as an entrepreneur.
But I am. Even though I’m not bootstrapping a new technology, opening a shop front or inventing a new way to slice your bread, I am building a business around a couple of blogs (including this one) with the aim of creating an income for myself (through advertising, product creation, affiliate commissions or writing opportunities). I’m pouring hours into them, and dollars. And I don’t know for sure if it’s going to work. And that’s an entrepreneur. See the Business Directory definition.
Meditation as a Business Tool
So now that I know I’m an entrepreneur I realise that meditation is just one of the tools in my arsenal of business tools.
Meditation is just one of the tools in my arsenal of business tools.
It makes it so much clearer in my head, and easier to sit down and get it done. This is business. In the same way that I have no problem committing time to things that build my business, I now know that meditation is the most important business tool for me. Meditation IS building my business.
Meditation is as important for my business as writing posts or planning my content strategy. In fact, it’s more important, because without meditation, the work side of my business just doesn’t get done as quickly or efficiently as it should.
Are you an entrepreneur and didn’t know it? Do you think that meditation for entrepreneurs is a business tool?