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Build the Business of Your Dreams with Mindfulness, Meditation & Happiness

Build the Business of Your Dreams with Mindfulness, Meditation & Happiness | Unplug | Scoop.it
Mindfulness and meditation are the essential keys to conscious creation in any aspect, but most importantly – in this case – your business.
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Consciously creating anything can be summed up in just three words.  Feel Good Now.  That's the premise of Tharyn Taylor who writes that mindfulness, meditation and happiness are the "essential keys to conscious creation" in your business (or in any part of your life, for that matter).

 

How to achieve conscious business creation?  Mr. Taylor shares three simple steps:

 

(1)  Keep it simple.  Mindfulness is the “quality or state of being conscious or aware of something”. Meditation is the practice by which you strengthen concentration and is directly linked to an increased sense of mindfulness. Feeling good has a direct link to creating better future experiences.

(2) The formula.  Meditation + Mindfulness + Feel Good Now.  Know it.  Do it.  It's not easy -- especially continuing a habit of feeling good in each present moment.  But if you continue to practice, it's "worth every once of effort".

(3) Leverage every advantage.  A wise business person leverages every known advantage in their business in order to grow.  This includes believing (and practicing) that mindfulness, meditation, and feeling good are fundamental keys to your success.

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The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life Teaches Entrepreneurship & Creative Thinking

The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life Teaches Entrepreneurship & Creative Thinking | Unplug | Scoop.it
Internet mogul Xavier Niel believes his new college, called 42, will produce graduates who are more employable, but some educators criticize its nontraditional methods.
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A new technology academy in France founded by Xavier Niel is turning 18-30 year-olds into entrepreneurs, creative thinkers and innovators. 

 

The college is called 42, from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy where the number 42 is proclaimed as the “Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything.”

 

While Niel's academy may not give its students the answer to the Universe, it is designed to produce graduates who are "more innovative, more employable, more diverse and more useful to the stagnant French economy."

 

Mimicked somewhat after Google with a young, playful atmosphere, Niel's idea is quite controversial in France; yet he believes it will work.  So much so that he has invested $94 Million for the academy's first decade of operations. 

 

Let's hope he has also made another type of investment -- a curriculum which includes learning about the benefits of unplugging.

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Entrepreneurs Are Born -- Not Made

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Entrepreneurs: nature or nurture? Telegraph.co.uk With the news that Labour are considering scrapping benefits for the under-25s if they are not in work, and as we celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, Cause4 Michelle Wright questions the theory...

Via Thomas Faltin
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One of the fastest growing studies in both the US and the UK is the study of entrepreneurship.  And as Entrepreneurship Week is celebrated globally, Michelle Wright poses an interesting question: Can any child grow up to be an entrepreneur?

 

Still cynical about whether entrepreneurship can be taught, Ms. Wright agrees that every undergraduate should have the opportunity to learn how to set up and own a business.  Yet there is a fundamental difference between teaching students how to set up a company vs. the sensitivities it takes to run it. 

 

"The key skills of sparking somebody’s imagination of creativity, boldness and the desire to take risks, are instincts."  So it stands to reason that some people are are more suited to be entrepreneurs than others. 

 

In Wright's view, perhaps it is then the question itself that needs to be rephrased.  Instead of asking ‘can entrepreneurship be taught’, we should instead be questioning whether its principles and concepts be applied to the real world. 

 

 

 

 

 

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