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Why We Need Mindfulness NOW More Than Ever

Let’s skip the list of things going nuts, and just start with, 2020…

As we covered in Powering Through, Even When You’re Falling Apart, take this as a friendly reminder that “spirituality” is not pretending you’re in a good mood 24/7

While we’ve seen countless great pieces on taking care of our personal life, we can tend to procrastinate, so we thought we’d dig a little more into how that’s impacting your professional lives

So we reached out to some of our fellow creatives that make up our community at GrowthHaxx, asking them

How are you coping?

We first caught up with Frank Lopez, co founder of Sassy Bird, a Southern Style Fried Chicken company based out of Lancaster, California

GH: How are you coping?

Frank: “I was up to my neck with work, trying to find supplies for home and work, and then one day I went to Palm Springs on a whim.”

Frank Lopez, Sassy Bird
Frank Lopez, Sassy Bird Co Founder

“It took being away from everything to realize I was treating people with no empathy, it just kinda happened – it’s a lot to unpack but I realized there that I needed to revisit how I treated people”

We then asked Shawn Winters of Gitlab, who lives and breathes sales the same question

GH: How are you coping?

Shawn: “I got back to the basics, I began by establishing a morning routine – game changer!”

Shawn Winters
Shawn Winters of Gitlab

“I chose to remind myself that there is a season for everything. Times when we are in flow and everything’s easy and times where it’s full of friction. It’s an experience… it will pass.”

GH: What did you do this time to help you get started?

Shawn: “I write down the things i know inspire me, it’s like a reminder to do those things. I went out of my way to hang out with a mentor, and went back to reading, oh and workout (or watch Rocky lol).”

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As previously covered in How To Start Practicing Life From an Abundance Mindset, here are some easy to perform steps you can start with today

View Failure As An Opportunity

Failure is the tuition you pay. You need to embrace failure. It teaches you more about who you are and what you are capable of.

Embrace Optimism

I’ve had people tell me I should “care more” about a lot of things, the thing is I DO. It’s that optimistic people believe that negative events are temporary, limited in scope, and manageable.

The Company You Keep

Always remember that your vibe attracts your tribe. Nature VS Nurture at work here. As Jim Rohn said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

Be Water, my Friend

Anyone who follows my personal page, Nerd Gone Rogue on Instagram knows this is my mantra. Reactive people adopt a victim mentality and believe that their lives are run by external factors.

People who adopt an abundance mindset consciously create their realities. They only concern themselves with what they are able to control and change.

Last but not least

BE YOU

And remember that discovering who that is is not only half the fun but the entire purpose

Speaking of, what’s your personality type? Here’s a great exercise that shares a breakdown on how your personality works

After all, it’s about creating a life of possibility

Here’s to escaping average ✊

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