Welcome to Episode 224 of Building My Legacy.

In this podcast we talk with Eric Holsapple who has merged mindfulness and business and found that, in all cases, business has improved. Eric shares with us his own journey of success: how he started in real estate and how he came to found Living in the Gap. This non-profit offers workshops to teach CEOs and professionals how to operate mindfully while improving their bottom line. “I don’t see anything in mindfulness which is contradictory to business,” Eric tells us, because mindfulness leads to focus, which is what we’re missing in business today.

So if you want to know:

  • Why you need to get some separation from the 6,000 thoughts you have each day
  • The problem with looking to someone else to tell you what you should be thinking
  • How a one-hour walk every day can slow down your mind and help you really be present
  • The biggest challenge in bringing mindfulness to a business
  • The importance of finding your purpose — and where to look for it
  • How to get started becoming more mindful


About Eric Holsapple

Eric Holsapple is a successful developer and entrepreneur who has used mindfulness to transform his life and business and now helps others do the same. With a PhD in economics, Eric has been a real estate CEO and developer for nearly 40 years, lectured in real estate at Colorado State University for 20 years, and practiced yoga and meditation for 30 years. His new book, Profit With Presence, will be distributed early in 2023 and can be pre-ordered on Amazon later this year. For more information, visit his website, livinginthegap.org where you’ll find free resources on meditation and getting started in mindfulness.

About Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned that successful leaders have a passion to leave a meaningful legacy.  Leaders often ask: When does one begin to think about legacy?  Is there a “best” approach?  Is there a process or steps one should follow?

Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to helping them build a meaningful legacy. Learn more about how Lois can help your organization with Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching:

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Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is theAuthority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.

Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned the passion successful leaders have to leave a meaningful legacy. Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to help them build a meaningful legacy.