Rise of the Entrepreneur: When Entrepreneurship Wears You Down, Climb Back Up with Meditation

Entrepreneurship – it can bring some of the highest highs and if you let it, the biggest stress, life has to offer.

Today, we are truly living in a time that embraces the rise of the entrepreneur. More and more people are foregoing the traditional 9-5 and choosing to forge ahead on their own—following their own path and chasing their passion.

Entrepreneurship carries with it the promise of greater life balance, increased opportunity, and potentially, the chance for successful entrepreneurs to be happier. This may be largely responsible for the rise of the entrepreneur. Leadership skills get honed and personal development is a brilliant side-effect.

Yet, does this all come at a price?

Stress management and a positive mental attitude are definitely requirements for those who wish to pursue entrepreneurship. Both men and women entrepreneurs must figure out a way to handle the new pressures that come with these new opportunities.

Meditation and guided meditation can be a saving grace for entrepreneurs. There are so many benefits of meditation as it relates to the rise of the entrepreneur. For one, it can be an amazing and effective way to manage stress – something that is a seemingly unavoidable byproduct of running your own business. No matter how exciting and thrilling it can be at the same time.

What are some other benefits of meditation for entrepreneurs?

Meditation – and guided meditation – help you get focused

A common denominator among successful entrepreneurs is an innate ability to get organized and stay organized. This helps the entrepreneur be more productive and get more done—and done well. Meditation – releasing and quieting the noise of the mind – helps you get to that focused, organized, state.

Meditation encourages – and develops – a healthy lifestyle

Many people find when they practice meditation regularly, they eventually want to live a healthier lifestyle in general. They start eating better, exercising more, and even cut out bad habits. Additionally, meditation has a very positive effect on the immune system and cardiovascular health as well.

Meditation increases self-awareness and enhances personal development

The practice of meditation and guided meditation promotes introspection. Introspection leads to greater self-awareness. Greater self-awareness enhances personal development. Enhanced personal development often leads to greater satisfaction, life balance, and success. A nice byproduct of all of this for the entrepreneur, is an improvement in leadership skills and leadership development too.

Meditation may help you be happier

According to Ronnie Newman, director of research and health promotion for the Art of Living Foundation, the umbrella organization for the Sahaj meditation course:

“Meditation puts you on the fast track to being happy.”

And perhaps, that is one of the best benefits there is. After all, isn’t that what the true goal of life balance, work-life balance, personal development, and fulfillment, is really all about?

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2016-11-01T08:53:15+00:00

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