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Video is literally everywhere today. The average person is exposed to at least a dozen different videos a day, not counting television shows, commercials and feature-length films. In fact, for some of us, the number may be much more.
Google, eBay, Intel and General Mills offer classes on it. So do Harvard Business School, Ross School of Business and Claremont Graduate University, among other campuses. Mindfulness is not just a corporate trend, but a proven method for success.
No matter how well our lives may be going, many of us seem to be at our wit's end when it comes to attaining that next level of success, but there is a solution to this challenge. Whether we want to improve our relationships, spiritual development, emotional well-being, health or monetary ambitions, we so often find that we're our own greatest enemies.
The market is full of trendy terms—Big Data, the Internet of Things, Digital Natives, Globalization, Social Media, etc.—that attempt to describe the complex technological and social changes that the world is currently experiencing. However, there is a danger in reducing complex social dynamics down to a few catchy buzzwords – trendy terms can act as intellectual shortcuts that fool people into thinking they understand these ideas when they really don't.
Got a minute? The fact is, unless you are a great rarity today, you not only don't have a minute, you have a yawning deficit of minutes. There is work unfinished on your desk. You have personal aspirations of all kinds that you never find time for and obligations you barely find time for. You're already stretched for time, so no, you don't have a minute.
Whether you're in Atlanta or Austin, San Diego or San Antonio, Kansas City or Salt Lake City, shopping malls and retail centers generally look alike. The products, displays, signage and building architecture are so uniform that it's hard to tell whether you're in New Orleans or New York.