One of my mantras is “Do not judge; be inspired.”
Judgment is part of human nature. But instead, it makes more sense to stop and be mindful of the way something works or is built and ask, “Why is it this way? Does it have to be?”
Mindfulness comes when you just observe things in the moment. It’s an awesomely powerful tool. I try to practice mindfulness everyday—stepping out of flow of what I’m doing for a brief time and just being in the moment, appreciating what’s going on around me. When you can do that, you can see in a new way. Mindfulness creates fertile ground for inspiration. You become inspired to change things.
How many products, companies, and industries have started because someone had the audacity to say, “Can’t we do this differently?”
When you are inspired everything becomes possible and passion radiates. That is a beautiful state of mind to be in. If you are not inspired, but stuck in harsh judgment, you are shutting off possibilities around you.
The next time you are about to “judge” something, catch yourself and say, “What can I learn from this?” Committing to becoming more mindful can be the habit that changes your life…and your bank account.
Top media mogul and business expert, Jen Groover, has been tagged by Success Magazine as a "One-Woman Brand" and “Creativity and Innovation Guru”, a leading "Serial Entrepreneur" by Entrepreneur Magazine and has drawn comparisons to Walt Disney and Benjamin Franklin. Jen Groover's name has quickly become synonymous with innovation, entrepreneurship and evolution. She has gone from guest-hosting spots on QVC to inking deals with some of the industry’s biggest heavyweights and most recently making history with the honor of ringing the bell on the NYSE with the first group of all women to ring the bell, representing women’s leadership and economic independence.
Jen is a top business and lifestyle contributor and content creator for major networks such as ABC, CBS, CNBC, NBC, Fox News, Fox Business News and The CW. Jen also contributes editorial pieces to several prominent business magazines and online resources including The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, HealthyStyleNY, Healthy Girl, and Pathways Magazine. Her products, brand and work have been featured in hundreds of media outlets including O! The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, People, US Weekly, Success and Entrepreneur to name a few. She is also a successful author and highly-sought after motivational speaker and respected thought leader of our time.