Oscar designed the Thinking Egg - the most successful mindfulness product on Kickstarter to date - as a way to remind himself to slow down and be more mindful. Now thousands of people around the world have the Thinking Egg in their pocket or home. In this episode, we cover the origins of his idea, the decisions he made about materials and getting his idea off the ground. Oscar shares his advice to anyone thinking about Kickstarter as a way to test and launch their mindfulness product idea and we trade thoughts on the state of mindfulness at work, and in schools.
Mindful Entrepreneur and co-founder of mindful writing app KYŌ, Marc Champagne, shares his perspectives on mindfulness at work, single-tasking and what he refers to as 'Mental Fitness'. I ask Marc about his views on the use of a phone and apps to stay mindful, how to minimize distractions and interruptions to a mindful practice. Together we explore how mindful writing can create a practice of awareness and intentional attention. We also delve into the role of mindfulness in entrepreneurship and fostering mindful teams.