Authentic Business Success: Prioritize Your Inner Life
“Tell me about your goals.”
“Well, I want a business beyond my wildest dreams. Doesn’t everyone?!”
In her voice, there’s a slight tinge of desperation… an unspoken, “I refuse to be happy until I arrive.”
I had that same type of energy when I started my business in 2009. Easily influenced by my business mentors, I became uber-focused on external success. Becoming a millionaire, building a guru online presence, etc.
Spiritual teachers: your marketing makes a greater impact than your “real” work...
Many spiritual teachers fall prey to the idea of "means to an end"... let the marketers do whatever they do to get us an audience, so that we can do our "real" work with the clients...
Those teachers don’t understand that their marketing itself is impacting many more people, compared to the smaller numbers who sign up to work with them. Their public presence (messaging and branding) is influencing many more minds and hearts than they realize.
In other words, your marketing itself is a …
Layer a Higher Meaning into Each Moment of Work
What’s stopping you from showing up fully for your work?
Oftentimes, it’s not “more” knowledge, training, or ideas. The greatest obstacle I've seen in people is fear:
Fear of making a mistake… looking bad to others… disappointing yourself… fear of rejection… discouragement… tedious work.
Consider this mistaken perspective that causes the fear:
It occupies a lot of your energy.
You think that the moment is all about the project you’re w…
A Conscious Life Requires Reflection Time
“On a daily basis, I go from task to task, event to event, responding to the world’s demands, reacting to urgencies, emails, and deadlines. I don’t have any ‘thinking time’… to reflect, to reconnect to my deeper purpose & motivation.”
--a reader wrote.
If that describes you, then this post is for you…
When I schedule my calendar, self-care comes first:
- Several times in each workday, I take a 60–90 minute break, which can include a snack, dog walk, and alwa…
Do Your Work from an Inner Spark of Joy.
How are you being, as you go about your tasks and your work?
Are you anxious, struggling, and “just want to get it done”?
The quality of your work tends to match the quality of your being.
You have no guarantees of your results — you can only control how you do the work. Therefore, why not work from joy… instead of anxiety, boredom, or frustration?
Your state of being is your top priority, because the only thing you truly can control is your inner life.
The quality of…