What I Learned at a 10-Day Silent Meditation Retreat

silent meditation retreatA few months ago, I told my family I was going on a 10-day Vipassana silent meditation retreat.

Their response: “Why? Are you crazy?”

I chose to do this after a recommendation from my coach. He had attended this type of meditation retreat before and thought it would benefit me.

He was right.

This was not a retreat where you meditated for an hour, did some yoga, and received a massage. That type of retreat is still on my wish list. 🙂

A Vipassana retreat involves about 10 HOURS of meditation EVERY DAY. You can’t talk to any of the other meditators, until day 10. You can’t read a book or write in a journal. You are alone with your thoughts every day.

It was one of the most physically painful, mentally challenging things I’ve ever done in my life.

And I would do it again in a heartbeat.

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Be Inspired to Make a Positive Difference in Life

What inspires you? I’ve been inspired for the last several months to record Facebook Lives that focus on the Daily Word from Unity.

What is Unity?

According to their website, Unity is the world’s premier resource for spiritual support. Their mission is to help and serve millions through publishing and media, events and retreats, a 24/7 prayer line, and spiritual centers around the world.

One of the things they publish is the Daily Word magazine, which is something my mother subscribed to when I was a child, and I rediscovered last year when I visited a Unity church for the first time.

I know this blog normally talks about social media and marketing and SEO. And I will still share articles on those subjects from time to time.

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The “Silent” Partner in Your Business Success

partner business success

If you’re a solopreneur like I am, you may long for a partner to help you achieve business success faster. Creating a business partnership has advantages. It can help you bridge the gap in expertise and knowledge that you may be lacking. A partner might provide a cash infusion that the business needs. And a partner can bring new opportunities to the business that you wouldn’t necessarily find on your own.

There are risks to having a partnership. Now you’ve got someone else invested in the business who may not always see things your way. There’s a greater chance of conflict and instability in a partnership. That’s why many solopreneurs opt to build a team of people instead.

You can hire virtual assistants to manage things like social media, copywriting, accounting, etc. It’s easier to grow when you have people doing the things you don’t like to do, or the things that are too time-consuming when you should be engaging in revenue generating activities.

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