A big claim, right? By now, you've probably read dozens of articles and books claiming - all you have to do to be a great entrepreneur, creative or innovator is implement Method X or Process Y.
You're right to be sceptical, so cast your mind back to the start of this week.
Did you start your Monday morning with a plan for that week? Were you able to stick to it? How often are you able to stick to it?
More than likely, things came up which you hadn't planned for, and crucially, were critical to the success of your workday, week, venture, culture, or let's face it - your sanity.
In fact, how you manage yourself and others in response to this change and risk will be one of, if not The Critical Success Factor in your new or existing venture.
And, whether you like it or not, you have signed up for some risk-taking. Sure, the degree of risk will vary as well as your appetite for it - but all innovate activities are inherently risky and unpredictable.
What frequently happens is this risky business is a source of much tension - and left unchecked will not help you do your best work. You'll find yourself asking, How Do I:
Get more focus?
Feel less anxious?
Feel less stressed?
Get more energy?
More time, money, the list goes on.
Now the reality is, you can't stop and take it all in and solve for all of the above.
So, what can you control?
There's a version of You supercharged with Mindfulness which will be more resilient and thriving. Practising Mindfulness helps you cut through the noise and stress by allowing you to direct your energies to what's most important.
What's important is the ability to focus your unique strengths and design, build, develop your next big thing - and win. Because you didn't choose this path to worry about the pitfalls or feel out of control. You believed in your ability to outthink, outwork and out-hustle everyone else - which means you need to be spending the majority of your time doing just that.
This isn't a one size fits all approach - but neither is this creative life you have chosen for yourself. It's a set of principles and practical strategies which will help you steer your creative energies to be the best you can be.
Mindful Venturing was created to show you how, to create a community of Entrepreneurs, Creatives and Innovators from around the world to build a better tomorrow by managing themselves and others better than before.
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