How I aim to run my company. Honest. Open. Transparent.

Mindful living, mindful business.

Company environment, it’s energy, it’s mental health, in my opinion directly relates to the health of people who work here. 

In 2012, the Economist credited Bridgewater with having made more money for its investors than any other hedge fund in history. Ray Dalio on working at Bridgewater’s radical truth and radical transparency environment:

At most companies, everybody works two jobs: their actual job and the extra job of managing other people’s impressions of them to make themselves look good. In such an environment, people tend to hide their mistakes and those of others out of fear that pointing them out will lead to their own mistakes being exposed. They keep their ideas and opinions to themselves, avoid conflict, and problems and disagreements fester beneath the surface. 
To me this approach is backward and unhealthy, and it stands in the way of personal development and the company’s success.

Being truthful, living from my core beliefs (and not being afraid to change them), being vulnerable, and not going against my integrity, does not just apply to my personal life, but also to my professional life.
To grow as a person one must be open and okay to face every aspect of itself, including the mean, the angry and the miserable if we can foster this environment at work – we can help and support each other’s growth.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

– Rumi, from his poem “The Guest House”
Mindful living, mindful business.
To your health,
Elena
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