The most rewarding leadership challenge you will ever take.
In 2016, I was asked to speak at a conference on mindfulness meditation. Even though I was more than a decade into my meditation practice and deeply invested in the topic, I felt reluctant to take on this new challenge. But I did, and another request came in 2017.
I was blown away by the overwhelming response from the attendees who talked with me at each conference and reached out in the months that followed. I heard the same feedback over and over again, sentiments that mirrored my own mindfulness leadership journey:
“When I meditate for even a few minutes, I feel more calm and prepared for the demands of leadership. I want to learn more about how meditation works.”
“Your story sounds like mine. I know I should have my own meditation practice, but I’m not sure how to get started.”
“I really need to meditate. I just can’t seem to make it happen.”
I began to think more deeply about the benefits that I, as a business leader, have received from meditation practice and silent retreats. When I decided to do nothing—which is what meditation can look like—it changed my life. I shared this with a friend, who said,, “You should write a book about your meditation experience. Entrepreneurs and leaders would benefit from your story.”
In December 2016, I started writing donothing, a book that will give you insights from leaders, including myself, who have found the time to start a daily practice and attend a silent retreat. You will get an overview of the scientific studies that show the positive effects meditation can have on our brains, bodies, and hearts. The book will also teach you how to meditate–that part is really easy!—what to expect when you commit to a daily meditation practice, and what it’s like to attend a silent retreat.
The donothing Leadership Retreat is a mindfulness meditation retreat specifically designed for business leaders and entrepreneurs. Whether you are experienced or new to meditation, the retreat will enable you to cultivate a deeper mindfulness practice while enjoying the peaceful environment at Shambhala Mountain Center in the Rocky Mountains outside Fort Collins, Colorado. The retreat is four days long, led by a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, and will include periods of silence. Activities will include meditation instruction, guided meditation sessions, wisdom talks, hiking, connecting, and a variety of other mindfulness practices.
Finding peace of mind.
Mindfulness resources to help you donothing®.
Meditation is quickly becoming a popular and essential leadership tool utilized by successful entrepreneurs, executives and world-class athletes. When it comes to mindfulness meditation, the two questions I am asked most often are: how do I start a meditation practice? and how do I stay with it?
In this complimentary guide, you will discover meditation resources that positively impacted my personal and business life. You will learn how to start a meditation practice to enhance your leadership skills!
love + gratitude,
From Blow Pops to Forbes’ Best Small Companies: Rob Dube started selling Blow Pops out of his locker in high school and is now President and co-founder of imageOne, which was ranked on the 2017 list of Forbes Small Giants: America’s Best Small Companies.
Throughout Rob’s 27 years of experience, he has developed an unwavering passion for delivering extraordinary experiences that positively impact the lives of his team members, the goals of their customers, and the fabric of the community. This unique approach to business has driven the company to success in its industry and acknowledgment as a top workplace. imageOne is the leading organization in Document Lifecycle Management and is well-known as an exceptional company, receiving local and national recognition for its strong focus on culture.
Rob is an avid meditator of 13 years, the author of donothing: the most rewarding leadership challenge you will ever take, and founder/organizer of the donothing Leadership Silent Retreat. In addition to his book, he is a contributor to Forbes, Thrive Global, and EO Octane.
How mindful leaders create extraordinary cultures.
This podcast is about how mindful leaders create extraordinary cultures that make a significant impact in the lives of their teams, communities and ultimately, the world.
In each episode, Rob Dube (Best-Selling Author and Co-Founder of imageOne – a Top 25 Forbes Small Giant), interviews some of the greatest leaders to explore how their journeys and personal disciplines shape the cultures they’ve created. Discover simple, practical tips and tools from mindful, high-performing leaders that you can implement in your leadership philosophy today.
Rob is a sought-after speaker, bringing his unique perspective to business leaders across the country through his engaging talks, guided meditations, and interactive Q&A sessions. As a speaker, Rob challenges his audiences to donothing, sharing his lessons learned from more than 13 years of a daily meditation practice and silent meditation retreats. Rob’s talks are filled with personal and professional stories and research findings to help motivate leaders to start their own meditation practice.
“Loved the blend of data and personal stories to support the talk. I can listen to Rob talk about anything — he’s such a kind and motivational person.”
“I think starting each day this way is great! His session grounds you and calms the mind a bit — or at least helps one observe their mind and be present.”
I write about leadership, business, and meditation for Forbes, Thrive Global, and other outlets. I hope you will join me in discussing our purpose as business leaders, the science behind meditation, and whatever ideas inspire you.
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