Business is not a dirty word

Many of us are familiar with (and occasionally use without really thinking about it) sayingsSurprised Caucasian woman covering mouth that marry the word business with negative connotations. Check out the following from dictionary.com:

Give Someone the Business to make difficulties for someone; treat harshly, to scold severely;
give a tongue-lashing to

Have No Business to have no right

Mind One’s Own Business to refrain from meddling in the affairs of others

Do Your Business to defecate or urinate

Business is Business profit has precedence over personal considerations

These idioms surround us and are part of the cultural consciousness we operate in – yikes!

If we take on aspects of a negative consciousness regarding business, it may be difficult to accept true power and prosperity from what we are building.

It is a business owner’s responsibility to recreate if necessary the business consciousness they wish to operate in themselves, as well as the consciousness they would like to envelope employees and customers with. It is a powerful thing to knowingly operate within existing consciousness while simultaneously impacting and awakening it.

Business is a vehicle that when driven properly can positively impact our immediate communities and beyond. The truth is that for each shocking-bad-business-story there are 1000 positive ones……the truth is that business is absolutely not a dirty word and there is power in cleaning up any dirt we may have on ourselves about it.

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It can be a simple exercise to uncover your negative beliefs about business, including those we hold that are not really our own. If you are interested in a session to explore and access your personal business consciousness, please let me know : ruby@strategystream.com 

All of Strategy Stream programs integrate conscious exploration into your personal alignment with all of the factors of a successful business : Strategy Stream Services

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Meditation & Business

Business as a structure to manage time and space is a beautiful thing. Through goals and action you manifest your creativity and fulfill your desires.

If you’re like most people, however, your business isn’t a constant, linear experience. Rather, it is a series of ups and downs, lefts and rights, and challenges that can leave you potentially feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and full of anxiety.

Responding out of these non-productive states usually result in Egoic Mind reactions that sabotage intended goals and may jeapordize your long-term destination.

If you slide into an overwhelmed-monkey-egoic-mind-mode, often you only see the problems that are confronting you and produce mediocre and unsatisfactory results. You may become trapped thinking you are getting somewhere, yet never reach the higher potentials that have been lying outside the boundaries of your mind all along.

The quicker you can shift your mind, perspective and experience of business challenges, the better!

As Albert Einstein said: “You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.”

There is a simple solution…not always easy, but simple.

Incorporating a meditation into your business strategy enables you to freely turn your conscious focus inward, stop the reactive, egoic mind running the show and tap into resources that help you feel connected, focused, positive, and present.

By improving your inner landscape, meditation helps you to respond to external events with more awareness and clarity, and hence, change the business results that you deliver over time. The cluttered mind will stay away and you begin to access higher vision and a revolution of your self.

There are many forms of meditative practice — if you have one that fits you…great!

If you don’t……consider the high-return you will receive from incorporating meditation into your business strategy and begin to explore possibilities. Here is link to more about meditation and a

quick twenty minute technique to shift into an open and empowering state.

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Sources:

http://dailyheal.com

http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/8-ways-to-use-meditation-to-improve-your-business/

Plan & Let Go

Fundamentally, planning is about creating the steps between a current situation and a chosen future.  To paraphrase Julia Cameron, who so brilliantly addresses our creative urge in The Artist’s Way we are compelled because we are ourselves creations; infused with an indwelling creative force. Creative energy is a gift – we are meant to design new creations as a gift back. Refusal to do so is counter to our true nature.

We intuitively know how to form creative energy into a structure that has the potential to attract what we need and desire. Steps are taken; energy turns into form i.e. a spider spins a web, an entrepreneur writes a business plan.  Often, frustration occurs when as soon as the structure is designed, we continue to expect specific linear results (hello ego!) and become lost and identified with goals and the structure itself. How can we relax when our structure demands that there are customers to capture, products to be sold, and bills to be paid?

One option is to go after our targets no matter what – stomping over competitors and employees, short-changing or deceiving customers, destroying the planet and ignoring our values.  Another option is to recognize and get over the fact that after we plan what we want, the specific linear results from specific actions phase is over.

Evolving business concepts proactively interweave attention and action.  When we design frameworks, it is natural that not only will some success show up, but external resistance and internal doubt will also arise.   Once the structure is intact, it is imperative to to be attentive, enthralled, fascinated, and non-judgmental about EVERYTHING that shows up in our web.  We must then be willing to intervene if necessary, let go and modify external actions with the feedback we have received from the universe / environment.  We also must be willing to acknowledge and clean-up, to the best of our ability, fear and doubt that may arise within ourselves and our team.

Planning and letting go is the equivalent of ego and sacred attention working together- ensuring honorable, joyful, and sustainable bottom-lines.

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Read more about how to plan & let go in the eBook Becoming a Source of Good 

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Unconditionally Delight Your Customers

If you’ve ever actually seen a naturally sourced spring, you know exactly how magical it is. Water simply bubbles up out of the earth; there’s no drilling and no need to extract or purify it. It’s a free gift from nature. The spring burbles along regardless of whether anyone is there to drink from it. It’s a profound metaphor for unconditional love, which is why it’s a perfect way to describe the kind of relationship you want to have with your customers.

In simpler times (and in some parts of the world, even today), civilizations only sprang up in areas where there was fresh running water. A spring was a source of life, and people wanted to crowd around that source.

If you become a source of great joy, delight, and necessity to your customers, they will want to spend as much time as possible near you. You give them something that makes them feel good, powerful, and alive. That’s a powerful gift and they will reward you with intense loyalty.

You create loyalty between yourself and your customers by giving them something that makes them feel good. You create infatuated loyalty when you unconditionally give them something beyond what they expected.

If you provide a product, make sure the product has an element that brings them some benefit they can’t get anywhere else. If you offer a service, make sure that service makes them feel nurtured and attended to in a way they don’t want to live without. By giving them a never-ending source of gratification, you create a bond with your customers.

Learn to give unconditionally and your customers will never waver from your side.

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Walking the Line

On one hand, you want to stay deeply in touch with your inner self – the part of you that has a philosophy about what you want to do and who you want to be. On the other, you want to run a successful business.

An intangible part of you – your spirit – is trying to work with a tangible part – your business sense.

Unfortunately, some advice that’s currently available about those two parts seem to be contradictory.

If you want a healthy spirit, the advice is as intangible as the spirit itself. You might be told to get in touch with your inner desires, or to spend time meditating, or to try new experiences.

There are no guidelines and no rulebooks. There is no way to measure whether you’re doing “well” except by paying attention to how you feel.

If you’re trying to create a thriving business, however, the advice is often nothing but measurements. You have files to complete and to turn into the appropriate addresses, checkboxes to mark off, linear paths to goals. You’ll often see business books that suggest 7 steps or 12 steps – it’s easy to tell whether or not you’ve achieved the goal laid out in each chapter.

Business success is about achieving something tangible – spiritual success is about achieving something intangible.

Running a business where the intangible and the tangible coexist is today’s challenge.  The good news is there are more and more people talking about how to do this.  It takes a community to make it happen and a vision to shift the consciousness of business.

Communities up to shifting the consciousness of the way business is done is one of the reasons why our groups are so popular.

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