For entrepreneurs and busy professionals on the run, making the time to slow down can help set you up for success during each day. Eric Ripert, the award-winning executive chef and part owner of New York City's Le Bernardin, has a morning ritual that hits his sweet spot of work-family-self balance.
Every morning, the long-practicing Buddhist starts his day with breakfast with his wife and son, followed by an hour of single-point meditation -- or what he describes as “when you stop thinking and stay in the present” -- and some reading before he heads to work.
Unless it’s raining, he strolls through Central Park -- a ritual he cherishes -- so that when he walks through the front doors of Le Bernardin, he can lead with his high standards for excellence and compassion.
To hear more about how meditation influences Ripert’s ability to lead with serenity, check out the above video.