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#Quote: “The first challenge for entrepreneurs is to get a seat at the table.

Once you have a seat, the next challenge is to follow-up.”

#Quote: “The first challenge for entrepreneurs is to get a seat at the table. Once you have a seat, the next challenge is to follow-up.”

Let’s set a goal to build great leaders not just great companies.

#quote – Let’s set a goal to build great leaders not just great companies.

I rather be very optimistic and try, than pessimistic and do nothing.

#Quote – I rather be very optimistic and try, than pessimistic and do nothing.

After doing some self reflection in late 2012 I started practicing meditation. That along with many nights at the gym for all of 2013 helped me along the way on my journey of self improvement. Since 2014 then I’ve been on and off again meditating. The same can be said about the gym but I’m working on being more consistent and using a couple of apps to help me along the way.

For meditation I’m a big fan of calm.com website and app. When I visited NC a couple of weeks ago I used the calm app to meditate with my son Micah. He’s 3 1/2. After reading my friend Stacy aka the Zen Girl‘s
morning routine post I decided to give the HeadSpace app a try.

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Headspace focuses on guided meditation lead by Andy Puddicombe. The first ten days of the app are clear, focused a lot on breathing along with some animated visuals to help you process the upcoming sessions. The app is very well done and subscription based after the first ten sessions. My biggest con of the app is I wanted a female voice and I don’t feel justified paying the subscription when there are so many other great meditation apps available. Still if you’re just starting out, give headspace a try.

My girlfriend Melinda uses Insight Timer to meditate. I’m going to give it a try for the next ten days and see how I feel.

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I’ll post more on my fitness apps in another post.

Do you use an app for meditation if so let me know in the comments.

Thanks!

Yesterday after working out I was thinking about what I want to accomplish in the next year and what behavior traits the mind needs for success and growth. I also was thinking about how to change cultures in various demographics such as low-income communities where the digital divide is very real along with other disparities.

I believe there are three behavior traits people need to be have. The first being having a mindset that they can learn anything. I’m not talking about just learning to code but anything from data science, to flying a plane to swimming. The second is a passion to create wealth. Individuals need to examine what skills they have, what they’re good at and can charge for it. It could be $5.00 a month via an podcast or $200 an hour for consulting. Using various web platforms it’s super easy to create a subscription based service or host an event or teach a class to create wealth.

The last behavior trait is confidence. If you’re going to be successful, you have to realize no one is going to give you anything and you have to believe in yourself to learn, to grow and to create wealth.

More about learning and growing at Building Mindset.

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Back in August one of my good friends Brian Martinez decided to host a brunch for a group of guys in San Francisco. You see, if you look at the picture a couple of reasons why this brunch was important.

Today, we held our second brunch. There were a couple of new faces and we’re excited about the group and the relationships that are forming. The brunch consist of passionate individuals from startup founders, doctors, lawyers, investors, investment analyst, product managers and overall good people and friends.

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Email me wayne@socialwayne.com or leave a comment below if you would like to know when and where we’re hosting the next brunch.