Business Owners, in general, undergo a lot of stress. These days the overall economic slowdown due to the pandemic has only added to it. Most of them feel “Lonely at the Top,” having to take the call on every aspect of their business all by themselves – be it sales, marketing, cash flow, operations, admin, or client servicing matters.
Most business owners also find it difficult to “Think” for solutions when faced with challenges. They seem to often run out of ideas on what to do.
Most highly successful business owners have used “creative vision” to invent, innovate, or even find solutions for their challenges.
Creative Vision is a product of the faculty of “Imagination,” which we all have access to as human beings. Most do not or cannot use it because their minds are filled with worries, stress, anxiety, distractions, or too busy fire-fighting daily.
Getting the faculty of Imagination on your side and using it favorably will only aid you in progressing faster towards your goals.
One way to revive your faculty of Imagination and activate your Creative Vision is by practicing “MEDITATION.”
Below, I have shared how meditation can help and how to meditate and thereby get you started in making your life as an entrepreneur easier and better:
Benefits of Meditation
- It helps calm your mind and be more in the present (NOW)
- It helps improve your focus
- It helps strengthen intuitive powers
- Help reduce stress
- It helps improve creative ideas
- It helps improve overall performance and productivity
- It helps improve better decision making
How to meditate and be able to do so consistently?
There are innumerable ways of doing meditation and an equal number of schools of thought. Some people are wary of it as they feel it is a complex process and thus never get started.
Some forms of meditation ask you to focus on a light, some ask you to focus on your heart, some others ask you to focus on a statue, whilst others may ask you to control your thoughts.
I will share a simple process that has worked for me and many others.
Finding a quiet place and time, you need to sit in a comfortable position and place. It does not matter whether you sit on the floor or in a chair or sofa. Closing your eyes, you need to bring your attention to your breathing.
You will get thoughts in your mind. Do NOT control them or Indulge in these thoughts for long. Consciously bring your attention back to your breathing. For a few days or weeks initially, it may be challenging, or you may not see much change. Remember, you will be much better on the 50th day than you were on your 1st day if you persist.
You may start by sitting for 15 mins and based on how you feel, increase it to 20 mins 30 mins or even an hour as you progress. 20 mins a day is more than enough, though, to start seeing great results over some time.
Start keeping a notepad and pen ready with you to write down at the end any idea(s) you may have received while meditating. It is vital that you make a note and not commit to memory as you may forget it. It is equally important that you act on these ideas as only when you do so will you find a better result. Some of these ideas could be breakthrough ones.
For becoming consistent, do it at the same time every day and connect to an activity that you do before or after. This act is called the stacking of habit.