How I Use Meditation To Help Me Manage Multi-Million Dollar Projects

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6 min readSep 16, 2018

By Bart Mendel

For the past 30 years, I’ve had two seemingly paradoxical careers. In one, I’m a businessman who manages the construction of fast-paced, multi-million dollar residences. In the other, I’m a meditation teacher. And while I initially tried to keep them separate, over the years the two careers have become delightfully intertwined. I’ve found that the positive results of this merger, both personally and professionally are worth sharing.

It turns out that meditation and entrepreneurship are a natural fit. It’s no wonder that nowadays meditation is a key practice for many great visionaries including Oprah, Arianna Huffington and Jeff Weiner. As an entrepreneur, my background in meditation helps me apply calmness and clarity to a range of challenging business situations. As a teacher, I’m able to use my professional experience to help others with real-life, real-world challenges.

Over and over again, I’ve seen how meditation fosters the clarity and uprightness that help build a successful business. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, I believe meditation can help you grow your business too. Here’s how.

Meditation fosters genuine integrity

The essence of meditation is being mindful — simply being aware of who we are in the present moment. Working with the present moment helps us set our cluttered, busy minds aside and allows our natural integrity to shine through. I often experience first-hand how my practice naturally helps me and by osmosis those around me become more genuine and uplifted.

In his book Cheaters Never Win,Jon Huntsman, Sr, a multibillionaire and philanthropist who died in February 2018, wrote the following, “There are no moral shortcuts in the game of business or life. There are basically three kinds of people — the unsuccessful, the temporarily successful and those who become and remain successful. The difference is character.” For those of us who become and remain successful, integrity is a keystone of our entrepreneurial character. And there’s a bonus — it’s contagious. When business leaders are genuine and principled, staff members and other stakeholders are inspired to follow suit.

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