Life goes by so quickly you often forget that everything which happens, is an opportunity to learn even more about the world around you and more importantly about yourself.
Curiosity about ourselves is what has lead us to being here in this time, inventing the technology we have around us, and asking those questions about ourselves, why are we here?
Last week ended in a great big learning for myself. I learned that if you are truly passionate about your life, about what you do and what you represent, you will overcome all the barriers that stand in your way, no matter how physically challenging they are, or mentally challenging.
I guess this is the essence of belief. The test is whether or not you believe it yourself enough, whether you care enough to tell other people about it, and if you do, well done to you.
Somehow through the conspiracies of the multitude of laws happening in the universe, I ended up speaking at the Spiritual Entrepreneur Summit, organised by a couple of new friends in my life, Hitesh and Christiane. Their passion and vision brought together some incredible people to speak at the one day event, including Leon Aarts, Linda Cruise, Bernadette Phillips, Dr Alan Keil, Prof Julia Häusermann MBE, Dr Manjir Samantha Loughton, the radiant Marie Diamond from “The Secret”, Molly Harvey (an incredible beacon of light) and myself. What an honour.
To be perfectly honest, I was a bit shocked when I was asked to participate, and I was well aware that from the moment I was asked, my head was spinning away at the possibilities and wondering what topics I should cover.
In the end I spoke about money.
You see, the event was all about Spiritual Entrepreneurs, and it got me thinking. Who are some of the most prolific “Spiritual Entrepreneurs” on the planet? People like the Dalai Lama, Mother Theresa perhaps. Well in both these examples, they are incredibly spiritual people, yet at the same time they are astute minds grounded in reality knowing that the money has to flow to them, so they can do their good work.
Spiritual Entrepreneurship to me is a few things, that you are doing something you are prepared to do for the rest of your life (i.e. you belief is unwavering), that you are also financially grounded so you take care of your finances, and that you are honest and transparent.
Essentially speaking from the heart, I hear many fantastic stories from aspiring new entrepreneurs, and for the most part, all of them have unique talents, a good heart wanting to do good and help others. Although this side is strong, what they often lack is the courage to tackle the questions around money, and making their job/business profitable.
You see, being profitable is not something that comes high in their values list, because they are so concentrated on “doing good”, that they forget that the world runs on money, it’s how the system works, so if you don’t value profits, your message is going to get lost! You won’t have the funds to do more good work.
I decided this needed emphasising, so what better place than at the Summit to discuss this with 40 enlightened minds. I hope that I did awaken their thoughts to a topic which I know many of them often sweep under the carpet, hoping it’ll all work out fine.
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