The business world is cottoning on to an old idea made new again: having a calm and orderly mind leads to superior decision making, increased confidence and coping, and a lot less stress. By being aware of that which we cannot control and accepting that reality, we are better equipped to manage those things that we can. In a word, mindfulness. These principles are especially applicable to the world of finance and investing, where stakes are high, sound decision-making crucial, and many variables exist outside of our control. Minding Your Money is a friendly, non-threatening, inspirational guide for individual investors, business people, and professionals who are looking for a better way to manage their money and their professional lives. Maria Gonzalez and Graham Byron understand that financial success is important, but they also believe that people must create their own definitions of success, and this will vary for everyone. Whether your goal is maximizing returns on investment, saving for a modest retirement home, or preserving investor wealth amid market losses, Minding Your Money will guide readers to achieve clarity about what is truly important, show them how to stay focused on what matters, and be level-headed about what they can't control. It will take readers through the basics of Mindfulness Meditation, including the five hindrances to success: Attachment Aversion Ignorance, Confusion, & Delusion Envy & Jealousy Pride Then readers will be shown how to combine these theories with sound financial planning to create a clear, structured financial future. Seriously, meditation and money do mix. Chances are, someone you know (maybe even your competition) has already used mindfulness to their advantage, without you being aware of it. The strategies in this book will help you to increase the mindfulness in every aspect of your life. You will see that by creating clarity, staying focused, and maintaining composure, you can attain both financial success and peace of mind.