Aug 22, 2018
Once a high-powered executive and in-demand consultant—Daniel Gutierrez realized that there was more to success than a seven-figure earning potential. He has been an advisor to the Department of White House Personnel for the Obama Administration, so you can see why he is highly regarded as a deeply revered leader. He was also listed as one of the top 100 Hispanics in America—and yet he still felt there was something missing to find fulfillment. So, he decided to dedicate this next chapter of his life to becoming a master of mindfulness over the past 10 years. What does that look like? Daniel has led quests to the heights of Machu Picchu, the depths of the Amazon, and the top of the Himalayas all while guiding entrepreneurs and experts in too deep dive mindfulness immersion.
Simply put: mindfulness just means being aware. It's very simple. People want to think mindfulness is this big Angel that descends upon them, but it’s really not. Daniel calls it the art of being aware. Radical Mindfulness, which Daniel teaches, is an act of being aware throughout your entire day—not just while you’re hanging out at yoga showing off your new clothes. It’s through the all-day part that you realize how distracted people get with the little things that show up. If you’re not careful, those little things control your day, and at the end of the day, you feel like you’ve blown some huge opportunity to be present.
We talk about Corporate’s reluctance to let people engage in mindful practice in the workspace—a space where employees are supposed to spend most of their lives! Daniel believes this is because the idea of “stopping” and slowing down is seen as a loss. However, giving their employees the opportunity to achieve peace and tranquility is costing these companies an untold number of dollars. But Daniel is hopeful—as long as people keep making the push, eventually, the corporate world will turn around.
You can find more about the coaching, speaking, and travel excursions Daniel leads at his website: DanielGutierrez.com