Mindful Startups

Exploring mindful approaches to the entrepreneurial journey, including neuroscience, psychology, and contemplative practice.
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The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.
Aung San Suu Kyi
I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
There is always an enormous temptation in all of life to diddle around making itsy-bitsy friends and meals and journeys for itsy-bitsy years on end … I won’t have it. The world is wider than that in all directions, more dangerous and bitter, more extravagant and bright.
Annie Dillard
Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
The real art of communication is not only to say the right thing at the right time and place, but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
Lady Dorothy Neville
The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
William James (via mindfulstartups)
The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
William James
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
Alan Watts

Chances are you spend way too much time staring at screens every day.

Chris Bailey writes: “If you’re average, you spend six to seven hours in front of your phone, tablet, computer, and TV screens every day. This is harmful to your productivity because it causes you eyestrain, and prevents you from becoming bored. To combat this, take more frequent breaks, reflect on how much you actually accomplish when you use your phone/tablet/computer, and don’t be so afraid of boredom—it has been shown to actually make you more creative and productive.”

Read the full article here.

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
Joseph Campbell
It’s way more fun to pursue freedom than it is trying to get ego’s needs met.
Cheri Huber
If I could give one tip for people - it’s not an exercise or nutrition regimen. It’s to walk your talk and believe in yourself, because at the end of the day, the dumbbell and diet don’t get you in shape. It’s your accountability to your word.
  • Brett Hoebel
We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.
Joseph Campbell
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
Soren Kierkegaard