CEO Testimonial: Mindful Ventures

CEO Testimonial: Mindful Ventures

When working with companies, we always want to bring our inspired brilliance and develop a perfectly tailored program just for them. With the company Mindful Ventures, we did just that! It’s CEO, Stuart Ruddick, hired LumiereWork to help his organization launch a new platform and a whole new business they were excited to bring to the public. He wanted us to bring it to life!

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Inspiration: Critical to Personal and Professional Success

Inspiration: Critical to Personal and Professional Success

Inspiration is the soul of motivation and the fuel for action. The drive to make positive change in the world and in ourselves is often derived from our inspiration. Inspiration comes from the Latin word “inspirare”, which means to breathe in. Quite literally, inspiration is the breath of life. It is a subconscious process which can’t just be called forth. Inspiration needs to be cultivated. Like with many other subconscious processes like creative and confidence, being inspired is a feedback loop. You need to act on your inspiration to encourage further inspiration. Being inspired and being able to inspire others is absolutely critical in the world of business. Studies have shown that being inspired lends perspective and allows you to fully access your internal resources like creativity and drive.

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Success Needs to Be Redefined

Success Needs to Be Redefined

The problem with the current dominant leadership and business paradigms is that their definition of success has serious limitations. These models of financial gain at high costs, of quarterly results, and immediate gratification are not sustainable. Not only are they not maintainable, they don’t really take advantage of all the real benefits available to us from working together in organizations. We are leaving ‘currency’ on the table, if you will. We can have more.

I’m putting success into question because as a conscious leader you need to know what that word means for you, as well as for the people you work with, in order to fully optimize performance.

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The 4 Demons of Prioritization

The 4 Demons of Prioritization

“Where did the day go? What did I get done? Why isn’t this to-do list shrinking? A work/life balance? What’s that?”

Ambitious, dedicated, and passionate professionals are constantly facing these questions. Not a single one of my clients is free from them; there’s always the “time management” question and the pressure to do more.  As it turns out, I am not immune to this issue either. Gah! So where does that time go? Having priorities in one’s work can greatly help with time/task management, but even with ‘priorities’, our time, energy, and efforts can go in unexpected directions. It’s time to explore the 4 demons of priority derailment.

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