Posts Tagged ‘abundance’

BELIEVE AND THEN ACHIEVE!

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012


“Abundance is not something we acquire, it is something we tune into,” says inspirational author and speaker Wayne Dyer.  The way we tune into our world is through what we believe to be true about ourselves, about others and about what’s possible.

Have you ever marveled at a business or professional colleague who succeeded against all odds because they didn’t know it was supposed to be difficult and impossible?  They simply believed they could do it and they did it!

Dr Alex Loyd, author of The Healing Code, says “You do what you believe 100 percent of the time.”  When you really think about it, that’s a very powerful and revealing statement.  Although we may be influenced by our outer world, and often we agree that we “should” adopt a new behavior, cold call more, eat broccoli, follow a budget, be on time, we often don’t adopt the behavior, or if we do, it doesn’t last.

Loyd continues, “The corollary is also true: You never do anything that you don’t believe.  If you are doing something that you consider wrong or counterproductive, it is because you believe something wrong or counterproductive.  If you are doing something that is right or good or constructive, it’s because you believe something right, or good or constructive.”

Old beliefs are stored in our subconscious and we very seldom stop to look at them.  Old beliefs may have come from past experiences, what you’ve been told by others or your industry’s thinking on what’s possible.  But are they relevant to what you want to accomplish today?  Making business decisions from old beliefs is like running DOS software on our Windows 7.  Time to Upgrade!

How do you begin to change limiting beliefs?  Notice the results you are achieving and inquire: “What do I believe about this?”  If the belief is negative, limiting and outdated, reprogram it!  Consciously declare a new “truth” for yourself that is positive, affirmative and in the present tense.

Change your focus to what you do want for your business or your life.  As you change your focus, you will begin to see new possibilities and opportunities that were always there, but you weren’t looking for them!  A good example: A client was feeling that the program she was offering wasn’t valuable and that nobody wanted it. (Notice the negative belief at work here)?  I suggested she begin to find evidence for the value, to remember all the people whose lives or businesses had been changed by attending her programs, and she changed her approach and messaging to reflect the new belief that her offering was life changing.  Her next workshop sold out in 2 days.

Once you have established new beliefs, you ask the Universe for what you want for your company (or your life).  It’s important to state the “essence” of the outcome, such as, increased profits, innovation to meet market demands, the right people to do the job. The essence is what you concentrate on because there are many avenues for achieving the desired outcome.

Then make decisions and act as if the good were already delivered, and you will begin to attract the results.  Continue to hold on to the positive belief, even if things don’t “look” better right away.

The Universe will determine the specifics of how it will all happen and when.  It may take the form of an unexpected sales opportunity, a powerful idea that comes to you as you drive down the road or an introduction to the person at a meeting that can provide the resource you’ve been missing.

At that point, you need to be open to receive what you asked for!  As crazy as it sounds, sometimes we get so addicted to the struggle we don’t notice things have turned around and that it was easy and effortless.  We continue to struggle because, you guessed it, we “believe” it has to be hard!

Suggested Action Steps:

1.  Ask yourself and ask your management team: “Where are we limiting our business success by holding outdated beliefs of what’s possible?”

2.  Look at where things are flowing in your business and what seems stuck.  Think about what you believe about the aspects that are flowing, and what you believe about the areas that are stuck.  Could be very eye opening!

3.  Make a list of things you’d like to ask for.  Then ask!  Notice any resistance you have to asking for help, from others or from the Universe.

Robert Fritz sums it up this way: “If we limit our choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, we disconnect ourselves from what we truly want, and all that is left is compromise.”

Until next time,

Marla

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The 4 Pillars of Spiritual Entrepreneurship Virtual Seminar

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

As we move into the month of February we are so very happy to announce our new Multi Week Virtual Seminar “The 4 Pillars of Spiritual Entrepreneurship” Many of you may remember our 8 week blog series on this topic last fall and you can read up on the concept in our archives.

Let’s get started with a quick video…Enjoy.

Here are the links for more information.

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Corporate Giving as a Spiritual Transaction

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Today is Colorado Gives Day, a first of it’s kind online fundraiser to benefit over 500 of the state’s charities. The cooperation, coordination and strong intention behind this event reflect a spiritual purpose for doing good in the world that transcends individual and business needs and wants.

Tom Zender in his new book God Goes to Work calls this a Spiritual Transaction.  He  defines it, in part, as an interchange between each of us and all those things beyond ourselves.  He adds, “A Spiritual Transaction maximizes the potential of every business deal and is the foundation of the kind of company that can compete in the new economy.  These transactions foster a positive atmosphere that allows it’s members to work harder, faster and with increased innovation.”

In this groundbreaking book, Zender also discusses the role of corporations as good citizens and makes the case that there is a common ground forged between organizations that look not only at the internal environment, but also at the communities in which they operate. He contends that corporate citizenship is good for both the bottom line and for the soul of the organization.

Another report released today in The Herman Trend Alert says 30 percent of executives want their philanthropy to make a local impact. According to the study conducted by Weber Shandwick, the primary reason they invest in charitable and socially responsible activities is to impact what they view as critical issues in their communities. A second reason is to see their organization’s values in action.  Other factors included building customer loyalty  and customer/employee retention.

So, in this season of giving, remember the role of your company in making a difference outside the boardroom.  Zender says that Spiritual Transactions “start with the realization that you can become a bigger part of the world and that the world can never get bigger without you.”

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Marla Riegel is the founder of The Inspired Business Center based in Lakewood Colorado. The Inspired Business Center collaborates with Entrepreneurs and Executives to transform their companies through a balance of practical spirituality, value-centered leadership and consistent profitability. Our team of experts guides clients on a path starting with an articulated, shared stakeholder vision to the results of fulfilling their organization’s purpose, satisfying customers, increasing profit margins and enhancing owner equity. Our approach combines purposeful people, best business practices, and proven systems. You are welcome to more fully explore “Where Spirituality, Leadership and Profitability Meet” by visiting: http://www.theinspiredbusiness.com

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Are your Giving Thanks for the Holiday Season?

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season we invite you to pause for a moment and ask yourself one simple question. How easy would it be to write your Thanksgiving week blog on the topic of giving thanks, or just skip it all together? Who would be reading our blog on the day before Thanksgiving anyway? Would anyone notice if we just waited until next year to send another newsletter?

Chapel of Thanksgiving

Chapel of Thanksgiving

OK, that was a few questions, and I know many of you have either asked those questions or heard them asked by friends and colleagues.  Once we hit the middle of November it seems like many companies, especially entrepreneurs get stuck in doing what’s easy and what’s convenient to simply get through the holiday season. We completely understand how busy life and business can get during this season. We also understand you want to do the “right” thing and keep your company moving forward. There is nothing more detrimental to your business than skipping a weekly blog post or a monthly newsletter during the holiday season. How then can you juggle the demands of family, life and business? If there was an easy answer for that we would surely share, however we know every situation is quite different. We will however share a few ideas on how to make this holiday season something unique and potentially profitable for you and your business.

The holiday season, arguably, begins with that All-American holiday of Thanksgiving. Regardless of your country of origin the truth is simple. Thanksgiving has become a week long holiday for many. We begin to check out on Monday and Tuesday as we prepare to travel or host our guests. We continue by shopping on Friday and now even stretch the holiday through the following Monday as Cyber-Monday has become a prevalent aspect of the holiday. Once we return to work in December we all know we only have a few weeks until the traditional year-end break. As our workforce expands we must be sensitive to the world holiday celebrated within our company. We know that many of you have given up on a Christmas party in favor of a holiday party and that in itself is a great step towards expressing unity.

As a business owner you are being called to balance the demands of your business and the desires of your employees. Taking care of the human capital of your business is, in our opinions, paramount. Allowing for flexibility on your part during this season builds a sense of belonging within your workforce. We suggest you identify the people within your company that celebrate various holiday traditions and ask them to come together and determine how the office can be decorated in order to honor all faith traditions. These people may also look at creating a tradition, ritual or party that can honor everyone’s beliefs. We understand that during the holiday season there will be various demands by vendors, suppliers, and customers, yet business must continue as normally as possible. Everyone feels a little extra stress as they try to meet those demands and still plan for vacation time, shopping, cooking and personal celebrations. This stress can lead employees to make costly mistakes and perform poorly. We ask that you look at ways to provide outlets for that stress. This may be a an extra 15 minute break per day or a flex schedule that allows people to come into work a little late and stay late or come in early so they can leave early.

During our recent series on “The 4 Pillars of Spiritual Entrepreneurship” we spoke about Adaptability as an aspect of spiritual business. Now is the time to practice adaptability in a way that serves your employees and your business. Trusting that when you treat your employees, or yourself for solo-entrepreneurs, with flexibility, adaptability and spiritual respect is a form of giving that will return itself in increased loyalty, productivity and understanding for the needs of the business during this busy season. I have often watched as business slows down during the holiday only to pick up again in early January.

Small Globe in eye

Looking Ahead???

The coming weeks are a time to reflect upon your business successes during this year and cast a vision of what may be in the coming year.

Now is a time to express your gratitude for the “Greater Yet to Be” of your business and rest knowing next year will be more amazing that this year or even what you are imagining may come.  Now is not the time to try to force more revenue, more productivity or more business through your organization. Any attempt to make something happen or force an outcome will simply add more stress to your people. Now is the time to look within and prepare for an amazing New Year.

Here at The Inspired Business Center we understand the need to prepare for the future and so we have created a number of opportunities to plan for the coming year without adding any more work to the remainder of this year. Simply head on over to our Coaching Packages Page and consider the possibilities.   The packages range from full year programs to flex programs where you can select a block of coaching time to laser in on a priority challenge. Each of the offerings there are designed to provide you with a system that will support you as you venture into 2011. As always we are here to answer any of your questions and determine which package is the perfect option to support you in the coming year. Simply use our CONTACT Information and together we can explore the options available.

As you enjoy your family, down time, and vacations during the next 6 weeks relax knowing your business is expanding and growing in ways you may not even recognize yet. As you allow this time to be an opportunity to reflect and express gratitude the Universe is conspiring on your behalf. 2011 will be unlike anything you have ever experienced and we are committed to providing you with more ways to be inspired and engaged with the principles of a Spiritual Business.

Until next week,

NAMASTE

P.S. We have a special guest blogger joining us next week, so be sure to check back on Wednesday Dec 1st for this special guest. Then on Dec 8th and 15th Rev. Marla will be sharing a two part series on the new book by Tom Zender God Goes To Work. We have quite a bit in planned for the remainder of the year and invite you to join us as we reflect on 2010 and cast the vision for 2011.

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Robert Brzezinski is an expert team member of The Inspired Business Center based in Lakewood Colorado. The Inspired Business Center collaborates with Entrepreneurs and Executives to transform their companies through a balance of practical spirituality, value-centered leadership and consistent profitability. Our team of experts guides clients on a path starting with an articulated, shared stakeholder vision to the results of fulfilling their organization’s purpose, satisfying customers, increasing profit margins and enhancing owner equity. Our approach combines purposeful people, best business practices, and proven systems. You are welcome to more fully explore “Where Spirituality, Leadership and Profitability Meet” by visiting: http://www.theinspiredbusiness.com

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The Abundant Business Mindset by Robert Brzezinski

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

In my last post I wrote about the Process of Abundance. Today we are going to explore the mindset of an abundant business. We must then begin by talking about scarcity and lack for a minute. Simply put scarcity and lack are not real. They do not exist in an Abundant Universe. If we look to nature for our inspiration we quickly realize there is no scarcity of sand, or grass, or birds, or plants or anything on the planet. Sure there are some locations where there is the appearance of scarcity however whatever aspect we desire is available in absolute abundance on the planet.

Water is the great example. While there are deserts and other areas that we could label as lacking water, human ingenuity can always overcome the appearance of lack. I once visited Death Valley in California. During my childhood I was taught that Death Valley was the most barren place on the planet. There was no water and simply acre upon acre of nothing. On my first visit I was surprised to learn there is actually a small town in the center of Death Valley. Do you know what there primary form of revenue is for this small town? You might think it is water; however water is simply the tool they use to keep the golf course green. Yes there is a lush green golf course 214 feet below sea level and I watched as they watered the grass one morning. While there is an appearance of lack for miles around in this one location there is abundance. So imagine the folks back in 1931, when the course was built, and what would be there today if they had a consciousness of lack and scarcity rather than one of abundance.

We must train ourselves, our employees and our clients to realize there is always an abundance of everything we desire when we hold to the belief that this is an Abundant Universe and that lack and scarcity are not real but simply a man made belief. We can change our beliefs quite easily if we so choose. Here is where we find the fun aspects of developing an Abundant Business Mindset. The primary way of changing our thoughts and thus our experience is simply to affirm the truth rather than the appearances of lack and scarcity. The Universe is abundant always, and in all ways. Finding ways to remind our employees and stakeholders is not always easy however there are an vast array of tools, ideas and resources available to empower a culture of abundant thinking and living. Rather than hanging the posters that motivate, why not print posters that affirm your industry as thriving. Turn the normal staff meetings into an abundance rally. I know the possibilities are endless and once you enroll your staff in building and sharing in a consciousness of abundance they will find a wealth of ways to express abundance.

As we look again at the process of abundance simply remember it all begins with our consciousness, and then we have the opportunity to change our beliefs and perspective. Once you begin changing your perspective you will begin seeing an abundance of ways your consciousness is manifesting as your business. It really is simply. When you believe it you will see it. When you have faith in your beliefs that this is an Abundant Universe and there is nothing that can stop you from experiencing an abundant life, organization and business you will begin to see the manifestation of The Abundant Business Mindset.

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The Process of Abundance

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

“I want a more abundant life.” “I want to experience abundance in all aspects of my life.” “I want more abundance.” As a spiritual coach I hear people using these wanting statements everyday. The thing that must be understood is that abundance is not some “thing” we must get in order to be happy, prosperous and well. Abundance is actually a mind set. It is a perspective by which we define the experiences and events of our lives. Our business is much the same. If the culture of your business is one of wanting more of anything, clients, customers, or income streams we are subtly buying into a perspective that abundance is something to get. Today is the day to stop getting and start receiving and the key to receiving is giving.

I also hear the same perspective of wanting from business owners on a daily basis. It amazes me how many business owners will answer the obligatory question; “How is business?” with an ample litany of negative or self limiting beliefs. These types of “Real World” remarks do nothing to activate the Process of Abundance. The Process of Abundance is actually quite simple and as I describe the steps necessary to live an abundant life and operate an abundant business I invite you to look at how you either already are or can implement these ideas. I promise that if you choose to see all the ways these ideas couldn’t work for you or are too woo-woo for your business they simply will not work for you.

Let us then take a look at a simple process of experiencing Abundance in your business. The first step is empowering the collective consciousness of your workforce to experience abundance as the current reality of their life and the business. Many teachers will tell you that all human experience begins with our consciousness. Quantum Physics has been teaching us this for quite some time and slowly business owners have started to realize that uplifting and empowering the collective consciousness of their organization propels their employees and themselves to a place where anything that can be imagined can be made manifest. This is true of our abundance as well. Providing our employees with a way to develop their personal abundance consciousness will spill over into every aspect of the organizations culture and soon everyone will be using prosperous or abundant language. How then do we develop this abundance consciousness? There is an old saying that says you have to “Fake it until you make it.” However most of us including your customers, clients and employees will know when you’re faking it. We have to help people understand that even if they do no see the abundance it is real and present in our lives. There is no faking abundance, either your in the flow or you have adopted the perception of scarcity and lack.

We’ll talk about scarcity and lack in a later post. Right now I would like you to simply reflect on what your business will look like when everyone in the organization is expressing an abundant consciousness. You can take a moment away and close your eyes if you like and simply allow your imagination to inform your awareness. Ok so obviously we can not fake the manifestation of your vision, we can however “Faith it, until we make it.” Yes, simply expressing your faith that your business is successful and on track to become that magnificent vision will help others see that you’re not buying into lack but rather affirming the process of abundance operating as the life of your business.

I invite you to follow this discussion as I will soon share how to create and energize ”The Abundant Business Mindset” in the near future. Today I invite you to click the following link, which will send a blank e-mail, and subscribe to The Inspired Business Newsletter or visit our archives and read some of our past article.

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