Ring-a-ding-ding. Your soul is calling and you start to make money doing what you LOVE. You're 111% committed to changing the lives of others, and being creatively fulfilled in order to nurture your heart. ‘Ordinary' entrepreneurs look for opportunities to cash in on, and there's nothing wrong with this. However, the truly ‘spiritual' entrepreneur sees the high-level overview of awareness and how their venture expands the consciousness of everyone that participates in the cycle of prosperity.
Are you a spiritual entrepreneur? You know you are if you can identify with any one of the following traits…
1. Spiritual entrepreneurs acknowledge that deep spiritual work is a never-ending story.
Making money doing what you love has various scary moments to be confronted with. You are challenged with breaking through emotional blockages, worthiness issues and sometimes severe bouts of doubt. You may find yourself getting in the way of your own flow of abundance too, which means that your consciousness expands to allow for growth take place. Whatever challenges you are faced with must be seen as a powerful teacher. Time passes and the lessons will be revealed. Honour the fact you put your hand up to do this work.
2. Spiritual entrepreneurs have a powerful purpose and clear vision.
It's so important to keep your eyes on the prize and remember the ‘why' behind your chosen business venture. Remember that nothing is ever set in stone and it's perfectly okay to evolve and change your mind. As long as you check back in and see that you're doing something because it is alignment with your big vision.
3. Spiritual entrepreneurs know that being of service and helping others is the key to success.
There is a beautiful energy exchange that happens when you remove selfishness out of the transactional equation of enterprise. When you serve others from a place of having a true desire to assist and nurture, then miracles happen.
4. Spiritual entrepreneurs meditate often or at least know how to.
The real and most authentic foundation to being a spiritual entrepreneur is the art of being present. This is the core element to success. If you can still your mind and tune in to the Universal flow and life-force then you are recharging all of your creative facilities and allowing awesomeness to manifest. A true spiritual entrepreneur can make a meditation out of anything – washing dishes, drawing, walking the dog, applying mascara. The meditation is in the present moment. It's right now.
5. Spiritual entrepreneurs are ‘in flow' but it doesn't get in the way of productivity.
Yes, it's true, spiritual entrepreneurs can often be found daydreaming and riding around on a unicorn in a field of cherry blossom. However, they know that there is work to be done. Spiritual entrepreneurs know that systems are the backbone of business success. Make this your mantra.
6. Spiritual entrepreneurs are keen philanthropists.
Spiritual entrepreneurs understand the energy of money and know that if you freely release money to a greater cause it will bounce back to you. If you give without expectation and help someone else (or a worthy cause) then you are engaging in the process to strengthen your abundance vibration.
7. Spiritual entrepreneurs surround themselves with others that uplift them.
Spiritual entrepreneurs have a tribe, a soul family, a collective group of supporters that understand and nurture the journey they're on. Spiritual entrepreneurs also regularly do ‘friendship audits' to make sure they want to exchange energy with people that aren't going to poo on their parade. Some may see this as judgement, others see it as self-love.
8. Spiritual entrepreneurs post a lot of inspirational quotes on Facebook and Instagram of green smoothies, kale salads, rainbows and vision boards.
Yep, it's true. Spiritual entrepreneurs need to appear to be hemorrhaging rainbows of awe-induced glittery notions at all possible times. It's a creative way to use social media and electronics addiction for a greater good. And it works.
9. Spiritual entrepreneurs have usually travelled a painful journey to give themselves permission to make money from their passion.
There is a deep and gut-wrenching drive from people that have turned their pain into power. It's our stories that align us with the people that need our help the most.
10. Spiritual entrepreneurs are authentic in their written communication and deeply moved by the connection and impact they have on the lives of others.
Blog comments, Facebook love-notes and submitting testimonials all feed a spiritual entrepreneur and act as powerful feedback to let them know they are making a difference in the world. They are also very helpful to look at in times of doubt in order to get back on track.
11. Spiritual entrepreneurs know that no one is perfect.
The personal growth and personal development industry is riddled with people that think they have it all figured out and strive for perfection. True spiritual entrepreneurs know that you are not broken. True spiritual entrepreneurs appeal to your awareness that you know you are en ever evolving being and that things aren't always unicorns, rainbows and glitter-cannons of gut-busting laughter. True spiritual entrepreneurs know that we're all on a specific path, there is no pedestal and that celebrities are just normal people. True spiritual entrepreneurs also know how to work their faults, their flaws and their downfalls and turn them into the most exquisite silver linings.