If you are a woman entrepreneur looking for more success and better results, here's a secret tool that will help you get there. Meditation - one of the key management skills today. Here are a few quick mantras to help you.
Women today are independent, confident, exude strength and have the potential to carry out every task at its best. And proving equal ability as their male counterpart, they have now ventured out into running successful businesses. However, being a woman entrepreneur has its own set of challenges. Some quick meditation mantras can guide women in this challenging journey. At times when you feel overwhelmed with responsibilities or feel all alone amidst difficult situations, a few minutes of sitting alone with yourself can recharge and rejuvenate you more than you can ever imagine. Besides, meditation adds many more skills to women entrepreneurs' kitty.
#1: Juggling home and work becomes easy
All women, either working or running their own business, would agree that playing one role is no excuse to be lax with their primary tasks at home as responsible wives, daughters-in-law, or mothers. Sometimes, the pressure can be taxing, especially for business women who don’t always work in 9-5 shifts. A few minutes of meditation during the day can hone the skill to multi- task effortlessly. You will feel fresh and energized to carry out both the duties equally well and also find more time for yourself!
#2: Meditation makes you a natural leader
As a business woman leader, you are a role model for your employees, so it becomes key for you to act with a cool head in all situations as well as remain approachable to your team. Meditation helps polish the intrinsic qualities of a leader – inner confidence, strength, foresight, clarity and unbiased approach to act in the larger interest of the organization.
#3: Right decisions at the right time
When you meditate regularly, see how your intuition becomes so strong that you naturally start making the right decisions that benefit people and organizations in the long run.
#4: Creative solutions to challenges
As a woman entrepreneur, you are sure to come across challenges at every step, but it is important to be able to find appropriate solutions, again in the larger interest of the whole company. This spontaneity is a skill which meditation helps develop. Meditation instills enthusiasm and zeal in women so that you don’t look at challenges as roadblocks and are prepared to tackle them with an open mind and fresh perspective.
#5: Learning mind management
Management forms an essential part of every organization – be it health (ensuring that employees are healthy and productive), financial, or employee management. But the mantra for the smooth functioning of day-to-day operations is Mind Management - that is extremely important for a cordial work environment. As a woman entrepreneur, meditation teaches you how to keep your mind calm, relaxed and centered, which reflects in your behavior with others too. Only then can you inspire people to work together with you.
#6: Being assertive rather than aggressive
Being a woman entrepreneur, it is sometimes natural to compare yourself with men and feel pressured to perform equally well. So you may sometimes find yourself getting aggressive with your employees to get work done or make them listen to you. Meditation can teach business women the skill to be polite yet assertive. You will see an innate strength develop in yourself, to bring a diverse bunch of people together and move ahead as a team. You are able to give your team a pleasant, organized and satisfying working experience.
#7: Conflict resolution
Conflicts are natural to every organization and you have a great responsibility to resolve them. How do you negotiate win-win terms in such situations? How do you make people listen to you who are set in their own ideas of right and wrong? This requires a combination of skill and presence. Both these qualities develop naturally in women with meditation. When you meditate, you also develop the patience to listen to all parties with an open mind and make unbiased decisions.
#8: Creating a harmonious, progressive society
As women, we are born compassionate and so women entrepreneurs should use this innate quality – to create a harmonious and progressive society where people are happy, prosperous and contented. Meditation helps us develop this intent and work towards it. As Sri Sri Ravi Shankar says, “The role of women today is of utmost importance. In fact, it is the only thing that determines whether a society is strong and harmonious, or otherwise. Women are the backbone of society.”
Inspired by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's wisdom talks
By Pritika Nair
Based on inputs by Bharathy Harish, Sahaj Samadhi Meditation Teacher