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Don’t just survive; THRIVE! What does this author say about living a life of well-being, wisdom, and wonder? [Friday: Mindfulness by Miles]

December 15, 2023

Miles Everson’s The Business Builder Daily speaks to the heart of what great marketers, business leaders, and other professionals need to succeed in advertising, communications, managing their investments, career strategy, and more.

A Note from Miles Everson:

Welcome to today’s edition of “Mindfulness by Miles!”

We hope you’re having a wonderful Friday.

In these articles, we write about health- and mindfulness-related practices and book reviews. Our goal is to help you develop and improve the skills you need to grow in both your career and personal life.

For now, allow us to share some useful and helpful insights from a particular book.

Read on to learn about this “metric” to live a life of well-being, wisdom, and wonder.

Miles Everson
CEO, MBO Partners
Chairman of the Advisory Board, The I Institute

Mindfulness by Miles

Imagine a life of genuine well-being…

… of unbound wisdom…

… and of endless wonder.

Does this sound possible, or do you think this is just a faraway dream?

If you’re thinking about the latter, here’s some encouragement for you!

According to Arianna Huffington in her transformative book, “Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder,” this dream could still become a reality in your life.

Photo from Amazon

Redefining “Success”: THRIVING Beyond the Rat Race

In a world relentlessly fixated on the traditional metrics of success—the corner office, the hefty paycheck, and the ever-elusive pursuit of power—Huffington unveils the bitter truth she learned the hard way:

There’s more to a fulfilling life than the all-consuming rat race.

[Rat Race: A way of life in which people are caught up in a fiercely competitive struggle for wealth or power.]

Huffington shares her own wake-up call, a pivotal moment that led her on a quest to uncover the deeper dimensions of life and success.

In her book, she embraces the heart of her “third metric” philosophy and extols the virtues of well-being, urging people to prioritize their physical, emotional, and mental health. She also champions the importance of cultivating wisdom, encouraging individuals to seek knowledge and embrace lifelong learning.

Huffington then beckons readers to revel in wonder, to reclaim the lost art of experiencing life’s simple joys and marveling at the beauty that surrounds them. She emphasizes the significance of giving, reminding people that true success stems from their ability to contribute to the greater good.

Some of you might be asking:

“How can I practically integrate these ideals into my daily life?”

Huffington provides some golden nuggets of wisdom from her book:

  • Prioritize Sleep: In a culture that glorifies sleep deprivation, Huffington urges people to prioritize quality sleep. She believes creating a peaceful bedtime routine, disconnecting from screens, and establishing a serene sleep sanctuary work wonders for your overall well-being.
  • Embrace Mindfulness: By incorporating mindfulness practices such as meditation and deep breathing into your daily routine, you can cultivate a sense of inner calm and clarity amid life’s chaos.
  • Cultivate Gratitude: Adopting a mindset of gratitude shifts your focus from what you lack to what you have. Huffington recommends starting a daily gratitude journal to cultivate a deeper appreciation for life’s blessings.
  • Set BoundariesLearning to say no and establishing healthy boundaries is crucial for maintaining your well-being. By recognizing your limits and honoring your personal space, you can prevent burnout and create a healthier work life and personal life balance.
  • Engage in Purposeful Giving: Whether through volunteering, charitable contributions, or simple acts of kindness, incorporating giving into your life not only benefits others but also brings a profound sense of fulfillment and purpose to your own existence.

MBO Partners CEO Miles Everson says he personally appreciates Huffington’s wisdom in the “Thrive” book. He states the author’s work wonderfully summarizes the need for a more balanced approach to success, which includes well-being and a sense of wonder in addition to wealth and power.

Hufffington’s book also reminded Everson that there is more to life than just the relentless pursuit of financial stability. He realized that people should also keep in mind to prioritize their well-being, make mindful choices, and find a sense of fulfillment in everything because these are also forms of success.

We hope you find today’s topic inspiring and motivating!

As you navigate the intricate maze of your ambitions and aspirations, always remember that the essence of true success lies not only in the height of your achievements but also in the depth of your well-being, the breadth of your wisdom, the expanse of your wonder, and the reach of your giving.

So, redefine your path to success, one mindful step at a time, and embark on a journey to THRIVE, not just survive.

(This article is from The Business Builder Daily, a newsletter by The I Institute in collaboration with MBO Partners.)

About The Dynamic Marketing Communiqué’s
“Fridays: Mindfulness by Miles”

High-performance businesses are run by people who think and act differently.

In other words, these are people who are high-performing individuals.

Companies and individuals of this kind have found ways to escape the grind of commoditization and competition by focusing on the RIGHT goals.

High-performing businesses and individuals are also “return driven” businesses and “career driven” individuals. They conscientiously develop unique capabilities and resources that allow them to deliver offerings in ways no other firm or individual can.

Every Friday, we’ll publish tips and insights from MBO Partners and The I Institute’s “The Business Builder Daily” newsletter.

These will help you gain knowledge on the things that Miles Everson, the CEO of MBO Partners, often talks about regarding the future of the workforce.

We’ll also highlight other mindfulness advice on how you can be a high-performing individual both in your career and personal life.

Hope you’ve found this week’s insight interesting and helpful.

Stay tuned for next Friday’s “Mindfulness by Miles!”


Kyle Yu
Head of Marketing
Valens Dynamic Marketing Capabilities
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