Tell us your name and a little about yourself.
I’m Daphne Scott and work with organizations to build mindful cultures and mindful leaders. I don’t think anyone wakes up on Monday morning saying to themselves that they can’t wait to get to work and have a horrible time with their co-workers and get nothing accomplished. I love helping them find their way.
Why did you become an entrepreneur, speaker, author, etc in the first place?
This couldn’t sound more cliche’ but I love helping people and through my own struggles and challenges and leading others as well as managing my stress, I found some pretty cool truths. One of the biggest was that thinking that we should just know how to magically lead a group of people is crazy and the other is that nothing is permanent. Game changers!
Tell us, how do you deal with fear?
Breathing and moving. The mind isn’t very good at getting us out of our fear patterns most of the time, if you’ve noticed. I’m a big fan of going towards the body. Learning to use the breath doesn’t just impact the mind, it also shifts our physiology. The idea that the mind and body are separate I believe is going the way of the dodo. After that, I do my best to make intentional and skillful choices.
Tell us, how do you deal with rejection?
Remembering that nothing is personal. Sometimes people say yes, sometimes people say no. Who in the world would I be to say that everyone should say “yes” to me? I only hope that when people do, that I can deliver on my promises to them.
What’s the name of your company? What exactly does your company do, how do you help people?
DS Leadership Life. We create mindful leaders and mindful cultures. We help people understand that first and foremost, our experience is created by the way we are relating to all things and second, that it’s helpful to have some great skills on-board to lead others.
What were the biggest challenges you have faced and how did you overcome them?
Walking away from a six figure corporate job. I had to let go of my fear of never making enough money and also, let go of who I believed I was in the world. It took a lot of work and it was totally worth it!
What piece of advice do you wish someone had given you at the start of your career?
Stay curious and be open to the many paths that can come before you. Follow your interests and what’s true in your heart and mind. And, be kind to yourself and others. You’ll never regret any of these things.
Jim Dethmer and Diana Chapman from the Conscious Leadership Group. They are brilliant people who live their lives in integrity and with great fun!
Name a person who helped you along the way?
My wife Bridgit Finley. She supports me in all of my work which includes writing, traveling, and lots of meditating.
What do you see as your greatest success in life, so far?
Creating loving relationships with my family and friends and of course, helping people find their deepest peace and calm in a world that can seem to be anything but that at times.
How can people contact you?
What book would you recommend and why?
Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert. It really supports us to maybe give up all the striving in our lives…we really aren’t that clear about what can make us happy in the future.
What’s a personal self-talk, mantra, affirmation or self-belief that contributes to your success?
Nothing is permanent; enjoy the beauty now, do not suffer the struggles for too long. All of it will pass away soon enough.