Here is a list of a few business leaders that have contributed their success to meditation.
The CEO of the Huffington Post, Ariana Huffington, has practiced meditation techniques since she was just a teenager. She has been a very vocal advocate of meditation, even saying that meditation has played a massive role in her success.
One of the best quotes about mindfulness comes from the CEO herself: “Meditation is not about stopping thoughts, but recognizing that we are more than our thoughts and our feelings.”
Weiner, the former executive of Yahoo, and currently known better as the current CEO of LinkedIn. In his schedule, he usually likes to take time out of his daily plan to practice meditation. In an interview, Weiner said that this gives him time to think and improve his empathy and compassion, positively impacting his productivity.
Pat Flynn, mostly known for being an online entrepreneur, makes six net profit figures every month. At first, he explained how he was first pretty skeptical of meditation. But he took the change and decided to try it out for himself and learned how much it was able to help him manage an overwhelming amount of tasks and responsibilities.
Not your most typical CEO, but Def Jam records the co-founder is a firm believer in meditation. He believes that meditation has been one of the most important factors of his entire career. In a recent interview, Simmons spoke up about meditation, “You have to learn to love yourself enough to take care of yourself. Sometimes if you’re lucky, you get a chance to change your life.”
Despite the tough sports persona he plays as a UFC host and the host of the Joe Rogan Show podcast, Joe Rogan is a very vocal advocate of meditation. His podcast platform allowed him to influence and encourage thousands of people to try the practice of meditation. Rogan stated that meditation has had an enormous impact on his career, health, and success. Rogan says it improves his ability to focus on various projects with a clear-headed approach.