CPA and Mindfulness Coach, George Marino takes you on a journey to discover what he calls the “3 B’s”—Beyond, Balancing, and Books. Building on the work of scientists, mystics, poets, artists, physicians, psychologists, business leaders, accountants, other professionals—and even the wisdom of trees, you will be introduced to: ●Powerful mindfulness exercises and everyday practices you can start doing today to reconnect with your true nature ●Ways to integrate your unique set of core values, and ●An accounting tool that really counts when it comes to creating a satisfying and balanced life . Beyond Balancing the Books asks empowering questions that may rattle your current perceptions and assumptions. Marino guides you to discover what being a mindful professional really means—and why it is important for finding deep meaning and purpose in your professional work and personal life.
Marino opens by showcasing the polar opposite approaches and outcomes of a professional who works mindlessly and one who works from a place of mindfulness and “feels a sense of satisfaction with her work,mainly because it is aligned with her state and purpose.” Chapters focus on awareness, being aware of one's emotions, setting goals, and compassion for oneself and for one’s colleagues. “Compassion is innate to humans. However, many of us don’t know that yet,” Marino notes.
While much of the book focuses on creating a more organized—and more “intentional”— professional life for a target audience of CPAs and career-focused individuals, Marino’s meditations, probing questions, and instruments (including steps for increasing emotional intelligence and practicing compassionate forgiveness) apply to almost anyone facing a demanding job. As Marino points out, work increasingly overflows into home life, as millions check email or work overtime and late nights. Readers looking to incorporate mindfulness and a deeper understanding of the self and their own life goals will benefit from this look at achieving a fuller balance.
Takeaway:A welcoming, comprehensive guide to practicing mindfulness and presence in professional life.
Great for fans of: Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now, Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements.
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"Full of insight and wisdom, this book offers a clear and practical path towards personal and professional well-being."
- Steve Taylor, PhD, author of The Leap: The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening