About Patrick Ewers

Patrick Ewers is the founder and CEO of Mindmaven, an executive coaching firm and educational platform focused on helping startup CEOs, executives and their team members achieve their fullest potential and generate game-changing opportunities by better leveraging the most valuable relationships in their network.

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

Want a Happier, More Fulfilling Life? 75-Year Harvard Study Says Focus on This 1 Thing

Positive Alacrity is the art of creating micro-experiences that have an emotionally uplifting impact on others that leads to a happier, more fulfilling life. But I’m getting ahead of myself … A quick Google search for “secret to happiness” brings up over 7,500,000 results. That’s a lot of people writing about and searching for something that, according to a groundbreaking Harvard study, has already been found. That’s right: Thanks to Harvard’s Grant and Glueck studies — which [...]

Want a Happier, More Fulfilling Life? 75-Year Harvard Study Says Focus on This 1 Thing 2020-06-26T03:23:18+00:00

Quick Tip: How to Write Better Content (Emails, Blog Posts, and More) in Minutes a Day

If you’re anything like most, you probably spend a lot of time writing: Blog posts, Slack messages, press releases, or—the biggest offender—emails. In fact, the average person (who isn’t leveraging Inbox Shadowing) spends an upwards of 11 hours a week on email alone. And if we spend so much time writing, would you agree it’s probably a good idea to ensure you’re sending the best message possible? In this short [...]

Quick Tip: How to Write Better Content (Emails, Blog Posts, and More) in Minutes a Day 2019-04-22T20:49:15+00:00

How to Write & Automate Great Follow-Up Emails using CircleUp

If you spend 30+ minutes meeting with someone, would you agree it’s generally a good idea to send a follow-up email? I’ve asked that question hundreds of times over my career, and the answer’s almost always a resounding “Yes!” But there’s a catch … Those same people who agree it’s important are also the first to admit that they actually do it less than half the time. Why the disconnect? [...]

How to Write & Automate Great Follow-Up Emails using CircleUp 2019-04-04T16:50:27+00:00