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Striking a balance between peace and prosperity: An Inspiration capsule by Gopi Krishnaswamy

By Neelambari Kakaraparthi - February 06, 2024

Gopi Krishnaswamy, Founder & CEO, Llama, Author, Teacher - Google Leadership Institute advocates for a shift towards cherishing success in the form of contentment and happiness.

Gopi Krishnaswamy spoke about mindfulness at South India Talks OOH

Embarking on the journey of life, Gopi Krishnaswamy, Founder & CEO, Llama, Author, Teacher - Google Leadership Institute says one’s understanding of success undergoes a dynamic transformation, much like the chapters of a compelling story. Addressing the South India Talks OOH conference in Chennai on February 2, Gopi says that success for a new-born involves the fundamental achievements of staying alive and reaching developmental milestones. As the individual grows, success takes on diverse forms, including the making of new friends, gaining admission to esteemed educational institutions, and crafting a successful career. Yet, as the story progresses, a new chapter emerges, where success is defined by the necessities of maintaining good health, the ability to walk without assistance, and the pursuit of longevity. Having said this, he sets on to engage the crowd in exploring the evolving facets of success and underlining the idea of a “present mind”.

Gopi underscores the subjective nature of success, exposing that people often tend to chase materialistic accomplishments. Instead, he advocates for a shift towards cherishing success in the form of contentment and happiness. At the core of this is the concept of achieving a balanced relationship between one's work and personal life. This cooperation improves not only career growth but also strengthens interpersonal connections.

Offering simple steps toward achieving a calm state of mind, Gopi suggests practical measures such as de-cluttering unnecessary emotions, minimising digital screen time, and adopting individual focus on tasks. He asserts that cultivating mindfulness is important, as it gives individuals the ability to hold composure irrespective of their environment—whether leading a high-stakes board meeting, a routine trip to the grocery store, or participating in a business conference. By enabling individuals to engage thoughtfully and respond sensibly, free from the baggage of negative emotions, mindfulness emerges as a powerful tool for fostering pleasant relationships.

In conclusion, he underscores the importance of maintaining a calm and controlled state of mind for optimal functioning and guarantees that this approach not only drives career success but also paves the way for genuine happiness in all facets of life.

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