When we think websites, we think the main pages: home, about, contact, services etc. Maybe even a specialty page like a resume, or extra features like the sidebar. What if I told you there are a set of pages and elements that go overlooked but are prime for redirecting and converting customers. Well, there are, and if you aren’t utilizing them you are missing out on prime opportunities to make money, build brand loyalty and engage with your audience. The most important and often forgotten pages, the 404 Error/Page Not Found.
Taking time to actively make space for "doing nothing" is not easy for anyone. It is especially tough for active, achieving people to just sit quietly and “do nothing”, to engage in practice and behaviors that do not produce tangible results.
The basic nature of the mind is to dwell in the past or to worry about the future. Our uneasiness about what’s to come is actually our strategy to prepare for the future – our mind’s ingenious way of ensuring that we’re equipped to survive. Without such readiness, the mind can’t prepare the body to thrive and survive.
First, lets call a spade a spade. Mindfulness is not a new phenomenon. Nor is it new in the world of business. It has been identified as a need in both life and business for well over the thirty years. In short, it helps cultivate emotional intelligence. Before you can manage a business yourself -- you have to manage yourself and your life. So emotional intelligence is a must.
For better or for worse -- but not forever; most of your core beliefs were formed during your childhood. This is a critical time, primarily because this is a time when you were unable to reason these beliefs for yourself. You identified with beliefs that were given to you, from your parents, your environment, your peers, etc. These beliefs end up following you into adulthood whether or not they truly resonate with you.
Although it sounds like the absolute dream -- sometimes working alone is hard. While you may not have a commute, are able to work in your pajamas, and there’s no boss micromanaging your daily activities, all that glitters is not gold. When the shiny newness wears off, you are faced with the reality of what's really going on. You work alone, day in and day out. No watercooler talk or lunch date debriefs -- you are your own everything, you operate your business, alone.