When you contemplate a big full sunrise, the more mindful and concentrated you are, the more the beauty of the sunrise is revealed to you. That is why mindfulness and concentration are such sources of happiness. This is why a good practitioner knows how to create a moment of joy, a feeling of happiness, at any time of the day.

When I read Hahn’s Your True Home, I immediately thought of the deep sense of joy I experience when I am designing something, meeting with clients I love, or learning about a new product/practice. In order words the feeling of being immersed in doing something I love to do. Yet what is really funny/strange is that I will often allow myself to be distracted. I will take myself out of the moment. I will leave that moment of joy to open the mail or get a glass of water. Which is just plain crazy!

  • Crazy because immersing yourself in the joyful aspects of your business is one of the foundational keys to creating a sustainable business. A business that fulfills you and brings out the best you have to offer your clients.
  • Crazy because I chose landscape design because it allows me to employ my creativity, my curiosity, my love of problem solving.
  • Crazy because my life is too short to build my own business on someone else’s rules about what ‘work’ should feel like.

I invite you to join me this year in embracing that which brings you deep joy in your work (and in your life). Schedule a Strategy Session today. I can help you build a business as creative and dynamic as you are.

Thich Nhat Hanh. Your True Home: The Everyday Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh. Ed. Melvin McLeod. Boston: Shambhala, 2011. Print.

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