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How I Use Meditation as a Business Tool

I'm a highly emotional and sensitive person and sometimes (particularly in male-dominated corporate environments that I spent a lot of my career in), that hasn't been a business asset.

To quote one of my favorite actresses, Kristen Bell,

"The first thing you should know about me: if I'm not between a three and a seven on the emotional scale-- I'm crying."

And that statement my friends, couldn't be more true for me as well.

So, in the roller-coaster of work and entrepreneurship I've turned to meditation to do just that-- keep me in my zone of three to seven. Which isn't to say that I'm an unemotional robot-- it just means that the bad stuff? I don't let that take me out of my zone of power, and the good stuff? Well, people tend to be less judgmental when you're crying over major victories.

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Cultivating Your Tribe: NETWORK

Entrepreneurship can be a lonely road-- especially at first. It could take years to make your first hire, and even then, depending on that hire, their role, and your relationship, that person might not be someone that you choose to confide in, or seek counsel from. That’s why you have to build your tribe.

I’ve found that no tribe is complete without friends and family, peers, a general network of like-minded individuals, and mentors/mentees. These buckets of people tend to overlap, cross-over, and sometimes the same people can fill multiple or even all roles. In this four-part series, we’ll explore how to fill each of these roles, how to balance your sphere of influence and how to make sure your tribe is suited to your needs.

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Cultivating Your Tribe: PEERS + MENTORSHIP

Entrepreneurship can be a lonely road-- especially at first. It could take years to make your first hire, and even then, depending on that hire, their role, and your relationship, that person might not be someone that you choose to confide in, or seek counsel from. That’s why you have to build your tribe.

I’ve found that no tribe is complete without friends and family, peers, a general network of like-minded individuals, and mentors/mentees. These buckets of people tend to overlap, cross-over, and sometimes the same people can fill multiple or even all roles. In this four-part series, we’ll explore how to fill each of these roles, how to balance your sphere of influence and how to make sure your tribe is suited to your needs.

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Why I Started the #EntrepreneursBookClub

My mom put me in a book club in 3rd grade. In 1996. She wanted me to find a love for reading and my friend's mother, a reading specialist, was organizing one with a few local girls. Begrudgingly I agreed-- It was a way to spend time with my best friend who went to another school, so one Sunday a month didn't seem like too much of a price to pay. We met once a month for six years (!) until the burden of high school work became a bit too cumbersome.

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