Q: What have you been up to since you got your new MBA?
A: I’ve been making investments in early stage food companies. I'm being kinder to myself. I’ve followed through with a daily meditation practice for the most part! I’ve been good about exercise and have been doing some yoga. I’ve been following my gut more about what I need. Overall, I’ve been much calmer and this has benefited my kids.
Q: How do you want to feel? What do you do to feel that way?
A: Calm and engaged. When I’m at my best I’m calm, and then I’m more able to be patient with myself and with my kids. Engaged because then I’m interested in what I’m doing and curious about life and what’s going on around me.
Q: What does success mean to you?
A: Success means marrying my talents and interests while maintaining balance.
Q: What’s stuck with you most from the MBA Curriculum?
A: Self-care was a good one for me. Also, the befriending your feelings exercise. And knowing that you have to sometimes allow yourself to have the reaction and how allowing for that can help you get unstuck and move forward. The importance of NOT multitasking! This is very challenging for me but at least I’m more aware of it now.
Q: What are the 2 or 3 things that help you stay on track?
A: Meditating first thing in the morning. It needs to be first thing in the morning so that I actually do it. If it’s not first thing in the morning then it just doesn’t happen.
Taking some time to sit and read inspirational books. I’m currently reading the Sweet Spot and I love the concept of the minimum effective dose.
Also, being still and not feeling guilty about taking 10 mins for myself and on days when I have time, I’ll sometimes do two meditation sessions. I also visualize how I want things to happen.