The following guest post is from Ashley Steinmetz, CEO and Chief Digital Marketing Strategist at Perfect Wave Marketing
A DASH OF MEDITATION
Knowledge is power. You hear phrases and quotes throughout your whole life but they rarely click or make an impression on you until you are ready to receive them. After meeting and working with Gina Caccavalla of AyurYogaSpa, the phrase, ‘knowledge is power,’ definitely made an impression on me. Up until then, I thought living a healthier more balanced life meant going to the gym more often. Don’t get me wrong, that does help and after a great workout I feel unstoppable. But now I couple my workouts with meditation. If someone would have told me that I would be meditating later on in my life I would probably have a smart ass comment about it and wonder when I turned into a hippie. Allow me to explain just how meditating has helped me. I am a female entrepreneur. I run a successful digital marketing agency helping clients in all industries catapult their businesses to rock star status through online campaigns. Everything I ever built business wise I did on my own with no financial help. I would kill myself every day working non stop so I could achieve business success. I didn’t realize that with a little meditation, I could work smarter, not harder and increase my bottom line exponentially.
INTRODUCING MEDITATION TO MY WORK SCHEDULE
Gina Caccavalla cleared up any of my preconceived notions about meditating and enlightened me on how it could actually help me professionally. And it has. By practicing clearing my mind, I come back to reality feeling stronger, refreshed and I make smarter business decisions. I toss aside thoughts that don’t take priority and are clouding my mind.
WHERE TO MEDITATE
You can meditate anywhere. And no, you don’t have to sit in the lotus position doing hand mudras (this is what I pictured before I began) but it does help. There are actually reasons for different hand mudras and breath work depending on what you are trying to achieve. You’re not a loser if you don’t meditate for hours. In fact you should feel a since of accomplishment for doing something nice for yourself just by trying to meditate a few minutes a day.
If you are business minded like myself, and you want a tool to expedite getting to the top of your game, you should try meditation. Try it with guidance because I would have never known what I was doing without Gina. Everyone has different goals in mind when introducing meditation, mine was to grow professionally without killing myself so that I could enjoy the benefits of business success in my personal life. Meditation helps me find balance between work and play. I am stronger mentally and I see things with such clarity now.
HOW TO START
Gina, my Ayurveda practitioner offers wellness consults and she can guide you to achieving balance in your life with meditation. She should be in every female entrepreneur’s Skype contact list…and yes, she can do this through Skype if you can’t meet in person. Also, I would recommend her to any company wanting to do a meditation workshop for its employees. Talk about having a more efficient team to increase sales.
But don’t just take it from me. Do some more research. Below is an article highlighting benefits of business and meditation.
14 EXECUTIVES THAT SWEAR BY MEDITATION Business Insider