Master List: 58 Pragmatic Mindfulness Practices to Reduce Stress, Increase Focus, and Create A Better Life

I’ve been practicing mindfulness for more than 15 years now, and I have built my entire business, Mindmaven, around the concepts of living a more mindful life. In fact, the whole idea behind Mindmaven was conceived on a 10-day silent meditation retreat, at a Buddhist monastery in Thailand. You can learn more about Mindmaven and how it owes its existence to mindfulness here. So, I know what I’m talking about [...]

Master List: 58 Pragmatic Mindfulness Practices to Reduce Stress, Increase Focus, and Create A Better Life 2020-11-13T20:16:35+00:00

Essential Mindfulness Tools for a More Mindful Life, Part II: Our Top Podcasts

“Let go of the battle. Breathe quietly and let it be. Let your body relax and your heart soften. Open to whatever you experience without fighting.” - Jack Kornfield, Author, Buddhist Practitioner and one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West Welcome to Part II of our essential mindfulness guide. In Part I, I shared my top apps for living a more mindful life. In [...]

Essential Mindfulness Tools for a More Mindful Life, Part II: Our Top Podcasts 2020-10-09T16:06:49+00:00

The Best Email Clients for Inbox Shadowing (Save 8+ Hours/Week on Email)

Does This Sound Like You? I’m going to try and read your mind. More specifically, I’m going to try to predict what email management might look like for you. If I’m right, this article could be a game-changer. If I’m wrong, you can save yourself the time of reading this. Let me know if any of these points resonate: You spend 2+ hours a day on email. You review your [...]

The Best Email Clients for Inbox Shadowing (Save 8+ Hours/Week on Email) 2020-09-30T18:43:42+00:00

Essential Mindfulness Tools for a More Mindful Life, Part I: Our Top Apps

“Happiness lies not in finding what is missing, but in finding what is present.”  - Tara Brach, PhD, psychologist, author and teacher of meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening The concept of “mindfulness” is becoming increasingly commonplace these days. But despite that, it often seems there’s a lack of clarity around what exactly mindfulness is. That ambiguity can make it feel inaccessible to some of the people who would most [...]

Essential Mindfulness Tools for a More Mindful Life, Part I: Our Top Apps 2020-08-06T19:59:27+00:00

WTF to WFH: The Work-From-Home Office Setup of a 10-Year Remote Work Veteran

If you’re one of the millions who worked from home for the first time this year, Day 1 might have looked something like this: On the couch, cuddled among the pillows with your laptop on the coffee table, reveling in the opportunity to work in your pajamas just a few feet from the fridge. It probably felt like paradise … For about a week. Now, months into remote work, things [...]

WTF to WFH: The Work-From-Home Office Setup of a 10-Year Remote Work Veteran 2020-06-17T17:30:40+00:00

Resolutions to Reality: Why 80% of New Year’s Resolutions Fail (and How to Make Yours Stick)

It’s that time of year again and, if you’re anything like nearly half the US population, you’re probably thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. Every year, countless individuals use the New Year as an opportunity to commit to creating meaningful, lasting change …  And yet, less than 30 days later, 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail. Why? Is it that people aren’t serious about creating change? Are their goals to [...]

Resolutions to Reality: Why 80% of New Year’s Resolutions Fail (and How to Make Yours Stick) 2020-06-24T19:15:00+00:00

Ping Me: Unconventional Ways to Use Slack to Build a Culture of Collaboration and Foster Great Team Relationships

Slack is often viewed as a powerful and efficient team communication tool—and it is. But there can be an easily overlooked consequence in our endless search for efficiency: Eventually, it often comes at the expense of one of our most valuable assets: Our relationships. As CEO, your relationship with your team is one of the primary drivers of your company’s culture. When your team feels known, supported, and appreciated, you’ll [...]

Ping Me: Unconventional Ways to Use Slack to Build a Culture of Collaboration and Foster Great Team Relationships 2020-06-27T02:50:11+00:00

Startup CEOs: How to Scale Yourself (While Scaling Your Business)

Many founders and CEOs embrace the idea of scaling their startup, but overlook something equally important: Scaling themselves. The truth is, a company can’t out-scale it’s leadership (or, if it does, it’s often not long before that leader burns out). As we’ll talk about below, what got you here won’t necessarily get you there. As a company grows, so too must its leadership. And in this article, I’d like to [...]

Startup CEOs: How to Scale Yourself (While Scaling Your Business) 2020-06-27T03:13:22+00:00

Quick Tip: A 5-Minute Habit You Can Use to Generate Game-Changing Opportunities from Your Network

At Mindmaven, we believe the best things in life and business come from our relationships—our network—or from those we know and trust. Think back on the best opportunities you’ve encountered and there’s a good chance most if not all of them happened because someone in your network thought of you at the right time. Many of these opportunities come in the form of referrals—and if you’re in a service-based business, [...]

Quick Tip: A 5-Minute Habit You Can Use to Generate Game-Changing Opportunities from Your Network 2020-06-26T03:48:14+00:00

Working with an EA? How to Reach Your Fullest Potential as a Leader by Turning Your Assistant into a Rockstar

The Journey So Far The decision to work with an EA is a pivotal moment, but the journey there often isn’t easy. It’s a story we’ve heard many times that usually looks something like this: It starts with a core team, led by a scrappy DIY-type CEO determined to become an exceptional leader and build something great. But as the company becomes more successful, the pressures and responsibilities on the [...]

Working with an EA? How to Reach Your Fullest Potential as a Leader by Turning Your Assistant into a Rockstar 2020-06-27T03:05:28+00:00