Zen Business

Your business & life made better the ZB Way.

Learn from Don Davis, a Zen Buddhist Priest and expert businessman.

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Welcome to Zen Business!

Watch this video to learn more about Don Davis, the Zen Business Master, and his mission to serve the world the ZB Way.


Beginning your Zen Business Journey.

Watch this video for an overview of all that we offer here at Zen Business.

Then click on the links below to learn more!


Elevate Your Business Podcast

Are you a business owner who constantly wants to excel in the modern world?

My Zen Business strategies will help you bring to life your vision for your business. You can create more business success and have a greater positive impact in your professional and personal world.

The Elevate Your Business Podcast will give you bi-monthly guidance and tools to help you along the way to success, the ZB Way.



Zen Business Coaching

Looking for the answers to more success and fulfillment in your business and life?

I've been there, and I can guide the way.

With one-on-one or corporate ZB Coaching, you'll get personalized ZB training unlike any other training out there.


ZB Essentials - Visionary Sales Training

Zen Business Visionary Sales Training is my proprietary formula for making great sales, getting loyal, lifelong clients and loving your career and your life.

Based on my unique combination of 40+ years business experience and 15+ years of Zen Priesthood, this training is one-of-a-kind.



ZB Foundation - Meditation

Meditation is an integral part of Zen Business

Don't think it's for you? I'm here to tell you it's for everyone. All you need is 5 minutes a day.

In this training, I'll demystify meditation, teach you the basics, and get you on the road to establishing a meditation practice that's just right for you.



Come to our Live Event!

Sometimes, the most meaningful moments happen live.

Want to experience that magic and get to your next level faster?

Come to our next live event!

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"Don, I want to thank you for all of the time and advice you have given me over the years. As someone who makes a living meeting with businesses and major companies about aspects of advertising and marketing, I have had a wide variety of exposure to diverse mindsets and business strategies over the past few decades, and I have always been amazed at how some businesses seem to have a kind of magic touch. Yours is one of those businesses.

That’s why I appreciate all of the advice and expertise that you have been so willing to share with me in such an easily-digestible manner and with such clarity. I have so often left meetings with you thinking, “Why didn’t I think of that? It makes perfect sense!”

Your advice to me concerning strategies to acquire and keep good employees was particularly eye opening and so helpful as that has historically been the most difficult part of running a business for me. Our conversations have always been a calm and comfortable experience and I appreciate how freely you offer your guidance in times when I find myself most in need of it. You have really been an invaluable asset to me as a business owner."

Rick I. - Business Owner

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Grow faster with Zen Business!

We'll help you find your next level of excellence.


ZB is a unique way of approaching business and life.

Living the life of a Buddhist priest who's also actively engaged in the business world, ZB philosophy and practice came about naturally.

In the modern world, it can be hard to know where to find the answers.

ZB is that answer, let us share it with you!

I'm Don, the ZB Master.

I've been successful in the business world for 40+ years. I've also been an ordained Zen Buddhist Priest for 15+ years.

My background has given me one-of-a-kind experience and wisdom. With it, I've created Insight Life Academy, my platform for Zen Business.

With my extremely unique Zen and business expertise, I help people just like you have more career and business success and have a greater positive impact in their professional and personal world. I teach them actionable ways to achieve sustained business success and also save time, reduce stress and improve their quality of life.

When things start coming together with Zen Business, not only will your whole life be better, but you'll have a positive impact on all those around you, both professionally and personally.

I'm passionate about helping business owners and business professionals improve their lives.

You can read more about me and my team here!

"I am writing to recommend Don Davis. I have known and had the pleasure of working with Don Davis for over 15 years. Don Davis has consistently proven himself to be an innovative and dedicated business owner. He is always on the cutting edge of trends in his industry and this has led to the success of his businesses on many levels.

His energy and leadership permeates his business environment leading to happy employees and repeat customers. His integrity and business ethics ensure vendors try to do everything they can for him to be certain of mutual success. He develops long term relationships due to the positive business environment he cultivates.

His success in business has led to a substantial amount of community involvement. Don is always donating his resources to improving the lives of others and the community. He actively donates to many causes in the community.

Don also motivates those around him and has strong leadership and mentorship skills transforming the lives of those around him. Helping them to grow and prosper. Don is the tide that raises all ships and I have been fortunate to have been part of that rising tide."

Julie T. - Account Executive

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The Zen Business Story

From near bankruptcy, heavy stress and life dissatisfaction to Zen Business mastery.

Forty years ago, things were different for me than they are now. I’d just started a business, and like with any new business, the road was not always easy. I had ups and downs, even reaching near bankruptcy at one point.

By the time I was 30, not only had I succeeded at overcoming near-bankruptcy, I was now a millionaire. I thought I’d really made it. I was living the life I’d always dreamed of. Everything was perfect. Or so I was telling myself.

Then, I had a near-death experience while I was putting my daughter to bed one night. All of a sudden outside of my body, I was being called to the afterworld. Rather than being scared, as you might expect, I was ready to go.

Thankfully, my daughter shook me back awake, but it was a huge wake up call for me. I was extremely unnerved. I mean, can you imagine

I wondered, why had this happened to me? After that, my life quickly flipped upside down.

What's the meaning of it all?

The question that leads to career, business and life success.

How I found the solution.

My road to business and life success.

Even though I had attained everything I thought I wanted from life when I became successful in my business, something was obviously off, in a big way. I hadn’t been quite aware of it, but I was disgruntled with my life. So disgruntled, in fact, that I had been ready to die.

The truth is, I didn’t feel at peace with myself, with my life or with my surroundings.

After that serious brush with death 30+ years ago, I was forced to realize that simply having success in my business wasn't the whole enchilada. So in addition to searching for answers to my business success, I began to focus on my own personal growth and fulfillment. I wanted to answer the age-old question that everyone asks at some point in their life:

What is the meaning of my life?

This was the beginning of my great 30-year personal quest. I stopped watching TV late at night and instead began to simply sit on my sofa. And when I say “simply sitting”, I mean literally not doing anything else other than sitting. Just facing reality. I realized I was in pain and suffering.

Over the period of a few years, my life completely changed. I went from staying up until 2 or 3 am watching TV and feeling dissatisfied with my life to finding time for quietude, exercise, prayer, journaling, studying, and reading. This all stemmed from beginning the practice of simply sitting.

I was starting to reclaim my freedom and find my true self. And through it all, I was also able to continue growing my business.

What was I searching for? What was missing?

In addition to growing my business, I began taking frequent month-long sabbaticals, even though it was radical to take time away from my business and travel the world alone. When I went to Africa, India, Asia and beyond, it was only me with my backpack, searching for the answers

That questing is what brought me to Zen Buddhism, and led me to many years of intensive training to become a Zen Buddhist priest. All of that amazing training fueled me with new understanding and a new set of guiding tools.

My approach to business and life transformed yet again.

"I have had the pleasure of knowing and doing business with Don Davis since the spring of 1993. He has a real passion for quality and “getting better”, and is consistently seeking ways to improve his personal and professional life. Whether it’s a small course correction or a major business decision, you get the feeling that it’s the quality of the next decision that is on his mind. And the compound effect of this decision making process shows up in ways that benefit the people around him, and I think that’s very important to him.

There have been times when I have gone over ideas with him, and even though it wasn’t a fit at the time, I still felt that he listened and gave the idea consideration. This actually may be his greatest asset, a philosophy of asking questions and listening, and then carefully proceeding (or not, in some cases 🙂).

I also think of him as a giver and someone who gets behind causes he believes in. Life is short, and it’s not what you have but who you become that defines you. And being a positive, thoughtful and genuine person is the core of what makes Don a success not only in business but in life."

Donn R. - Manufacturer’s Representative

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There's a way through your challenge.

Need help choosing which door to take?

The Blending of Zen & Business.

A perfect fit.

Buddhism is a philosophy of non-judgment, respect for all life and living fully in the present moment. It teaches that your life is your life - nothing is separate but everything is fluid and one. You can’t separate career or business from your personal life, it is truly all just one life.

It's very possible to be happy, successful and fulfilled.

It's also a philosophy of deep service to the world, and that is one of the most important pillars of the way we do business here at ZB. Business is an incredible opportunity to do good in the world on a large scale.

Now, when I became a priest, I could have retreated to my favorite mountain in the Balinese island of Lombok Indonesia. I could have chosen to let the days go by in peace and quietude, living the peaceful life of a Zen Master...

But that went against the Zen philosophy of service that resonates so deeply with me. I knew I wouldn’t truly live a fulfilled life in seclusion from the world. As my teachers before me had taught, I knew I had the opportunity to make a much greater difference by being in the world. So I chose to keep one foot in both worlds - the Zen world, and the business world.

The same way that our business and personal worlds aren’t separate, neither are the Zen world and the business world.

To truly serve my mission, I knew I had to live in both. I needed to serve people through my businesses, to serve people like you, and to share my unique take on the teachings of Zen - what I call Zen Business - to the modern world.

So welcome to my world of Zen Business!

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What is Insight Life Academy?

ILA is platform for like-minded people that wish to serve and make a difference in the world.

The mission of ILA is to be a platform for a variety of teachings, all aimed at helping people live more joyful, fulfilling and vibrant lives.

I created Zen Business as the first platform under the umbrella of ILA.

Coming soon, we'll have a platform that will help Millenials and younger generations achieve optimal wellness of mind, body and spirit.

If you're interested in becoming a part of the ILA movement, we'd love to hear from you!

Interested in ILA?

Send us a message to let us know how you would like to contribute!

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Earnings & Results Disclaimer

Our programs are intended to help you on your journey of sales, business and life success. As stipulated by law, we can’t and don’t make any guarantees regarding your unique ability to get results or earn money through using our teaching, information, tools and practices. All of our programs take effort and commitment on your part; you can’t get results without effort. You and you alone determine the results that you’ll get. It’s our mission to help you by providing valuable content, practices, and guidance.

While we cannot and do not guarantee your results, we do offer a 30-day 100% satisfaction guarantee. Rest assured that if for any reason you’re not happy with the product or service you purchased, you can just ask for your money back within 30 days of your purchase. If you purchased a coaching bundle, you are equally free to discontinue within 30 days of your purchase if you feel you’re not getting the value you expected. However, you will only be refunded for sessions within the bundle that haven’t been used.

All of our products, services and content are for educational and informational purposes, and while we sincerely hope it will be beneficial to you, we can’t guarantee any results or earnings for you in the future. We also don’t offer legal, medical, tax or other professional advice we are not qualified to give.

Whenever we use results and examples, they are simply to illustrate concepts and therefore can’t be seen as the exact amount, norm or expectation of what you will earn or what results you will have now or in the future.

As in any case where you make a decision or take action, you alone are responsible and accountable. If you make a decision or take action based on any information offered on our website or social media, at our events, or through our products or services, know that in doing so there comes the potential of risk or loss, as with any business or life endeavor. Therefore use caution and consult your professional advisors (your accountant, your lawyer, your doctor, etc.) before acting on this, or any, information regarding life or business change.

Again, you alone are responsible and accountable for your actions. Only you can determine your results in life. By your registration here (when you purchase a product or service, attend one of our events or become familiar in any way with the information, ideas and strategies we teach), you agree to not attempt to hold us liable for your decisions, actions or results, under any circumstance, at any time.

You can see our full terms and policies at the link below. We’re committed to transparency in the way we operate, which is why we provide you with this information here, as well as detailed terms and policies. It’s why we provide our contact information so you can contact us with questions, and why we offer a 30-day 100% satisfaction guarantee. It’s our mission to help you improve your business and life, putting our full and earnest effort forth. The bottom line is that it’s up to you what you do with it and what results, of any kind, you’ll see in all areas of your life. Here’s to your potential for success!


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