One of my greatest passions in the world is working with Soul Based Entrepreneurs ready to take the leap into the next level in their business and service expressions. For many it is creating a process and accountability for new creation; such as developing and launching a new product, service or other business offering such as a telesummit or new coaching program.
For others it entails designing a joint venture launch or taking the first steps in designing a brand new business or marketing campaign. Whether starting from scratch or taking your business to the next level, I've come to understand that The Critical Success Factors for Success, Fulfillment and Abundance are the same.
And, on some level, so too are the obstacles (illusionary and real) that tend to create distractions with the potential to drain the creative and strategic energy that truly will make the difference between survival and thriving.
Are you dreaming big yet thinking small?
Over the years, in particular with Soul Based Business Owners, I've observed a dynamic that has stopped more than one highly talented and exceptionally worthy person from making the transition from DREAMING to LIVING the DREAM.
A few months ago, I was reacquainted with a quote from a dear friend and colleague, Guy Finley, that has rung true with everyone I've shared it with.
He said, "There is a part of you that is stronger than the whole of you."
Sometimes the "part" that is stronger than the "whole" reveals itself as insecurity, unworthiness, or the self sabotaging thoughts that creep in just as something big is preparing to happen. It may be the voice of excuses and what it perceives as perfectly justified reasons why you can't - and won't be able - to ultimately do what I believe you were designed to do.
It may be the part of you that thinks it needs support and approval from external sources...or the part of you that has become quite proficient at knocking you down with comparisons, doubt and fear. Often masked as "wisdom and practical intelligence" it seeks proof and evidence that support beliefs of impossibility rather than unlimited and evolving potential.
BUT...there are also other parts of you that can be tapped and tasked with the responsibility (and honor) to keep you moving forward. These are parts of you that know why you were created, parts of you that have faith beyond "human logic," and parts of you that keep on dreaming and desiring even when you get discouraged or feel defeated.
My question is which part of you is running the show and taking the lead on writing the story of a future life not yet lived?
Which part of you is making the decisions, choosing your focus, and influencing how think, feel and act?
As I say in The Critical Success Factor's audios (you can download them for free),
"You are not doing yourself or the world any favors by being the best kept secret in your field"...no matter if you are seasoned and confident or just getting started.
If you have the will, we have the way...
Will, motivation, passion and consistency can all be impacted by a number of factors, all beliefs and perspectives that influence just about everything you think and perceive as possible or impossible. This is why we approach business and marketing development in a multi-faceted way; one that tends to the mind and the spirit, the being and the doing, the physical and the metaphysical.
DOWNLOAD the Critical Success Factors for Building a Thriving Soul Based Business audios (click here) and read on to explore the opportunities you are facing as you choose the course of your future.
Five Defining Elements of the Soul Based Business Entrepreneur That Should Resonate
1. They go beyond a typical business opportunity to look at how to integrate a soul calling into a vocation or viable business model.
Our guess is that if you are still reading this article, odds are you have left behind (or are thinking about leaving behind) a traditional career in pursuit of a deeper calling. A deep sense of meaning and legacy building have become more important and urgent, so living abundantly and expressing your soul calling must also become equally important.
You may find that you are dreaming of a higher potential for both living abundantly and contributing to the betterment of others, therefore both money and meaning are priorities, not just one or the other. When we look at motivational structures of Soul Based Entrepreneurs, typically, they want to align how they run and deliver their business services and products with a deep, internal motivation – a calling, a longing, to both serve and be challenged, to be of incredible contribution to their clients, families, and the world…and thrive financially, physically, emotionally, spiritually and socially.
2. Soul Based Entrepreneurs desire to integrate their spiritual practices into both how they market and serve in their businesses.
They seek impactful ways to integrate Universal principles and spiritual laws, such as principles of Divine Order and the law of attraction into how they build a thriving business. They see themselves as conscious creators and because they view the world metaphysically, they seek to go beyond a typical three dimensional view of the world.
Yet, sometimes they are unsure how to fully integrate spirituality and business, soul and strategy, intuition, strategic planning and marketing into a viable business model. They intuitively know that aligning their divine purpose and soul path into their business and marketing models will generate deep fulfillment and abundance. They seek a whole brained approach – left and right, create and innovative, yet linear and strategic and are motivated to grow and integrate both aspects so they can fully leverage their mind power and the innovation and creativity that is waiting to be unleashed.
3. Once defined and aligned with the power of their individual way; the coming together of passions, purpose and authentic expressions become an integral part of what they do, how they do it, and with whom they do it.
This is an essential and necessary ingredient in their formula for success and they want to be energized, not drained in their vocations. They tend to be more willing to push and challenge themselves in the ways entrepreneurs need to push and challenge themselves and are committed to investing the time, energy and resources into their soul based business pursuit.
4. By nature, they have probably, on some level, resisted their true calling and have a lot of unfettering to do as part of their preparation for truly expanding into their greatness.
In spite of their calling and talents, they also often are conflicted about earning a great living while sharing their gifts and are fearful that family, friends and colleagues will think they are crazy to pursue less than traditional vocations.
On some level, in our experience, they deal with issues related to unworthiness, and may feel challenged to maintain an enduring prosperity consciousness and cultivate (and embody) the faith, self- trust and confidence to develop and sustain a thriving business. They also often need to heal their relationship with money and clear any unconscious blocks that impact long-term financial success and strategically increasing the marketplace’s exposure to what they have to offer.
5. Many have lots of non-serving beliefs about marketing and sales that prevent them from engaging in the critical success factors for success.
They are powerful visionaries and cultural creatives and have incredible untapped talent, but for many, they struggle with traditional business and marketing models because resonance, integrity and being genuine are remarkably important.
They can have some trouble fully living and operating in the world of marketing and sales and it blocks them from having sustained success. They are not always as money and bottom-line driven, nor are they as innately competitive as other types of entrepreneurs. They seek a higher road and are often perplexed as to how to function in a competitive marketplace. Most would work for free if they could. They would do what their soul is calling out to do regardless of the money, yet recognize the need for an energy exchange of money.
They also don’t resonate with fear based and urgency based marketing strategies. Rather, once they are able to - they seek to utilize resonance and intuition to magnetize their ideal clients. yet are not always comfortable in defining who their ideal clients are. Balancing bottom line and strategic planning with resonant marketing strategies can sometimes be challenging.
Soul Based Entrepreneurs also tend to be sensitive, have big hearts, a drive to serve, and often carry a lot of non-serving beliefs about marketing and self promotion, many fearing rejection, failure, success, or being interpreted as less than absolutely, 100% authentic. While they have incredible gifts that they want to share, they don’t necessarily have the strategic planning, business development, product and service development and marketing and sales skills and processes to move their dreams from thought to action-from dream into reality. They get stuck in the longing of a dream and often feel paralyzed, or at best stunted, in the accountable follow through or sound business strategy that is needed to manifest their Divine Destiny in their businesses.
Or…they hide out and do things that are sort of related to their purpose, but have not quite figured out how to get from their current reality to the manifestation of their bigger dreams.
If these five defining elements sound personally descriptive in any way, you are absolutely in the right place and you can celebrate, in this moment, some of the driving principles that are at play.
The Universe has used resonance and synchronicity as a way to inspire you to say “Yes!” to what is now going to help you fully fulfill and celebrate your divine plan as a Thriving Soul-Based Business Owner.
Now that you resonate with the defining elements of a Soul Based Entrepreneur, you are ready to see how this fits into a Conscious Business Model.
You see, not all soul based entrepreneurs have built what we have come to call a Conscious Business; one that integrates you, the individual, with a business model that enables you to be the greatest expression of your unique talents, gifts and passions and be profitable through the design and implementation in all aspects of your business.
Signing up for the next Thriving Soul Based Business Program (visit www.enlightenedbiz.com) or co-designing a customized coaching and consulting program with me as your coach and mentor will take you step-by-step, through both the internal and external factors that will ultimately contribute to you thriving as a soul based entrepreneur who runs a conscious business.
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