Want a competitive edge? Want a boost of energy, enhanced focus and productivity, stamina and clarity? Smart drugs may be the answer. Or maybe not…
Smart drugs are taking the tech and startup scene by storm. No longer are these nootropics a whisper; they are front and center and pushers promise to give you a leg up.
For now, I’m not going to weigh in on the topic except to say there’s something even better.
Meditation. Quieting the mind. Silencing thought.
Research on meditation continues to support the same promises as those for smart drugs: providing a competitive advantage, boosting energy, focus, productivity, stamina and clarity…and many go so far as to say meditation boosts compassion and empathy (emotional intelligence which is important in relationships…aren’t we all in relationship with others, business and personal).
The advantage to meditation is that IT’S FREE! It’s also generally recognized as safe (GRAS). The side effects are positive (see above). It does not cause harm to internal organs. You can’t run out of it. You can do it anywhere. It’s complementary, meaning you can meditate AND take the smart drugs if you’re hellbent on doing so.
Here’s the Perfect Daily Cocktail for a competitive advantage:
Exercise 15 minutes
Harness your energy into your task for 45 minutes
Stand up, stretch
Meditate 15 minutes
Channel your focus into your next task 45 minutes
Drink water + Eat a whole-foods-rich snack
Walk to a window or go outside, zone out 5 minutes
Next task 45 minutes
Repeat steps throughout the day
Breathe deeply during task mode
Unplug while in task mode and meditating
Find things to appreciate
And remind yourself everyday why you are passionate about your product or service to begin with.
Now, you have a real competitive advantage!Back to Blog