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Jim Kupczyk

Love serving heart-centered, conscious based businesses. Founder- mindfulmarket.com

It’s Time For The Conscious Business.

Specifically, Conscious E-Commerce ™.

Online retailers are seeing Black Friday-like sales due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their business. According to new data from Adobe’s Digital Economy Index, U.S. e-commerce jumped 49% in April, compared to the baseline period in early March before shelter-in-place restrictions went into effect. Source- Techcrunch.com 5/12/20

There is a lot of uncertainty in the air. Uncertainty breeds opportunity.  I believe now is a great time for the conscious e-business

What is a conscious business?

Conscious leaders believe that business is about more than making a profit. Conscious entrepreneurs view business as good, ethical, noble and heroic.  There is a universal truth that people aspire to meaning & purpose. Conscious businesses care about all stakeholders in their ecosystem. Conscious leaders focus on “we” not “me”.  They put people first which results in high levels of engagement, motivation and commitment.  Conscious businesses intentionally foster cultures with high levels of authenticity, integrity and personal growth. 

Facts prove that a conscious company is a much more profitable company because associates enjoy working and are more productive.  Happy associates produce higher quality products & services, leading to happier customers and larger profits. So here are the facts:

  • Raj Sisodia, Co-Founder of Conscious Capitalism, looked at 28 companies he identified as the most conscious “firms of endearment”, as he termed them, based on characteristics such as their stated purpose, generosity of compensation, quality of customer service, investment in their communities, and impact on the environment.
  • 18 publicly traded companies out of the 28 outperformed the S&P 500 index by a factor of 10.5 over the years 1996-2011. 

source Harvard Business Review 

A conscious business ethos typically transcends into the company’s web presence.  You can feel the essence of trust, loyalty, fairness and genuine caring within the web pages and social media channels of a conscious business. During this most interesting shift we are all experiencing, this spirit will pay dividends.  Combine a conscious business with the recent online shopping boom along with an expanding conscious consumer movement and you have a recipe for business growth and more importantly – increased impact. 

The crisis will be the cure. Maintain focus on your purpose AND your customer’s problems. Stay present and positive.  You’ve got this.

Let the Conscious Consumer Movement Begin

We need to overcome unconscious consumerism, which is chronic purchasing of new goods and services while not paying attention to your true needs, the quality, origin or the environment.

  • It’s time to awaken and pay more attention to the companies we support.  
  • It’s time to be mindful that every buying decision made has the power to change the world  
  • It’s time to realize that our choices matter because our purchases enable businesses to function and prosper. 
  • It’s time we are fully aware that when we support a brand that does not follow ethical or sustainable business practices, we are fueling the company to endure the negative effects.  
  • It’s time to look beyond the label.  
  • It’s time to shop your values.  
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Mindful Market Introduces the “Global Good” initiative

Mindful Market is a 2-way marketplace that loves serving small heart-centered businesses that enrich well-being and the planet.  We embrace conscious consumerism & conscious capitalism.

Mindful Market is now also a tool that elevates humanity by promoting local, regional and global initiatives and movements.

We are excited to align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).  The SDG are a call for action by ALL countries (poor, rich and middle income) to promote prosperity, while protecting the planet.

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What is Conscious Capitalism?

Pictured above- Conscious Capitalism Co-Founder, Raj Sisodia with Mindful Market Founder, Jim Kupczyk

The idea of Conscious Capitalism has been around for about 20 years.  The foundational book, published in 2013, that captures the core ideas and spirit is Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business, by John Mackey (cofounder of Whole Foods Market) and Raj Sisodia (thought leader in Trustworthy Business Behavior).

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Should I (You) Go Vegan?

 I live in Buffalo, NY – the home of the Chicken Wing and Beef on Weck.  I have been on this planet for a long time (note: not mentioning age) and have been conditioned to be a carnivore.  It’s currently who I am, and I am ok with that.

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Spiritual And Meditation Candles

Article by: Tabitha Riley

Candles are a beautiful and quick way to enhance and support your meditative routine. Utilizing them during prayer and mediation is a widely historic practice among many cultures and beliefs. There are many variations of candles you can choose from, depending on your preferences and objectives. Most of the candles fall into two main categories, spiritual and meditation.

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“Life And Other Four Letter Words: What Is A Life Coach And How They Help With Unf***ing Ourselves”

-Article and Interview By: Halley Marie Shaw
-Photo Credit: Julia Turk

THE “F” IN OUR LIVES

            It should be easy, right? Get up, go to work on time, return messages, keep finding ways to advance, be our best selves.

            We turn on our phones and laptops to find slews of social media threads. We get locked into group texts. We market ourselves on LINKEDIN. We have apps to prompt our deep breathing or start chats with mental health professionals. We have everything we need to make sure that we are informed, productive, and healthy.

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Walking In The Here and Now

Written by Mindful Market’s Spiritual/Meditation Guide | Columnist: Myster Blu

 

Walking in the here and now is an extraordinary place to be. Walking is one of the best things we can do for ourselves. As Ti has taught me…We always have the choice to walk mindfully and peacefully…with each step we are kissing the earth…leaving an imprint of our love and compassion for all the world and all humanity. With that, it’s like throwing a little pebble into a lake and noticing how much of an impact that one little pebble can create through the ripples it sends out. Far beyond the impact zone. 
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Eat Me Like Air

Author: Halley Marie Shaw, Buffalo NY

Sketch: Halley Marie Shaw. Photo Editing/Reimage: Kerry Fey

Author Bio: “I am no one”

 

I’m just going to spit it out: I don’t want to sit at your fucking table

Yes, I did go away to correct this. Yes, I came back “better.” No, I am not doing well. And, no, I don’t want to eat with ANYONE.

I attend gatherings to rub noses, but avoid dinner parties. If I were to show up at a dinner party, I’d be present. I wouldn’t be there for dinner. It’s for the best. Performance anxiety would kick in once I sit at the table. Then I would suddenly rattle off confessions as if being there was going to kill me.
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Sustainable and Healthy

Hallie Mazurkiewicz: Lunar Wild

Hallie Mazurkiewicz, founder of Lunar Wild, is blazing the trail in terms of menstruation products—especially with regards to the stigmas surrounding them. Hallie understands that periods are seldom discussed, let alone celebrated—and she’s on a mission to change that for the younger generation.

Hallie and her team at Lunar Wild have created the First Period Gift Box, designed to be healthy, sustainable, and a conversation starter not only for the young girls receiving them, but for the family members, mentors, and friends gifting the boxes as well. Hallie’s mission, and the purpose of her company, is to ensure that young women and girls understand their power and value themselves and their monthly period, even if society consistently encourages them not to. 

Located in East Aurora, New York, Lunar Wild ships all over the United States and internationally, offering Period Gift Boxes featuring organic tampons and pads, literature about womanhood, reusable cloth pads, moon jewelry, and much more. 

Check out Hallie’s Mindful Market shop and help her support the next generation of women!