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.
Critical thinking done proper is uncommon. Despite how analytical we believe we are our; it is not in our nature to do so objectively -- and that my friends is the core element of critical thinking. Much of our thinking, is biased, distorted, partial, uninformed and sometimes prejudiced. Yet the quality of our life and that of what we produce depends largely on the quality of our thought. Go figure.
Chances are, no one job is going to fulfill all facets of your “dream job,” and that is ok. Also, chances are, you don’t even know exactly what you want to do. That is ok. Even if you know what you want to do, chances are you cannot afford to quit cold turkey and work for yourself. And that is ok too!