Breathe in. Breathe out. Squeeze the trigger…
‘BAM’ — ‘ting’.
There are similarities in business and in firing a sniper rifle.
Hear me out.
Firearms are best handled without stress, without panic and from a place of mindfulness. You have to know what you’re doing and the effects of every action.
One tiny misalignment and you’re off by 1 or 2 degrees.
It doesn’t seem like much, but over the length of the target range, that can be the difference between a bullseye and a complete miss.
How is business any different?
If you race out onto the market stressed, highly strung and desperate to hit a bullseye, you’re going to miss.
Contracts. Investors. Deals. Sales.
Whooosh… You weren’t even close.
The more mindful, self-aware and at peace you are, the more accurately you can see your business goals and hit those targets.
But I wanted to physically embody this, to experience it.
So I went down to Escondido, just north of San Diego, to learn Sniper Rifle Meditation.
Yeah, literally meditating and firing guns.
I brought my video guys and we made a short documentary about it.
Is this just crazy talk? You be the judge:
What an experience!
Accuracy is a thousand times better just by taking deep slow breaths and centering yourself.
Meditation really is life-changing. I’d encourage you to try it.
Check out the video and I’d love to hear from you in the comments:
- What’s the worst stress you’ve faced in business before?
- How did you overcome that stress?
- Has your business improved by taking a relaxed, meditative approach?
Let me know.
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