Mindful Startups

Exploring mindful approaches to the entrepreneurial journey, including neuroscience, psychology, and contemplative practice.
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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
Things don’t change. You change your way of looking, that’s all.
  • Carlos Castaneda
Stop living life for what’s around the corner and start enjoying the walk down the street.
Grant L. Miller
A life should leave
deep tracks:
ruts where she
went out and back
to get the mail
or move the hose
around the yard;
where she used to
stand before the sink,
a worn-out place;
beneath her hand
the china knobs
rubbed down to
white pastilles;
the switch she
used to feel for
in the dark
almost erased.
Her things should
keep her marks.
The passage
of a life should show;
it should abrade.
And when life stops,
a certain space—
however small—
should be left scarred
by the grand and
damaging parade.
Things shouldn’t
be so hard.
"Things Shouldn’t Be So Hard," poem by Kay Ryan
To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach,
Austrian writer
There can be no resolution leading to growth until the present situation has been faced completely and you have opened to it with mindfulness, allowing the roughness of the situation itself to sand down your own rough edges. In other words, you must be willing to let life itself become your teacher.
Jon Kabat-Zinn