How To Put The Passion Back Into Your Business
Sponsored by ACCION San Diego
Presented by Greg Clowminzer
Six million new businesses are started every year and 90% fail within two years. “Just because you love what you do-doesn’t mean you are an entrepreneur. Growing as an entrepreneur goes far beyond personal growth. “If you open up and awaken to the Creator within, your world is transformed.” Greg calls this Conscious Entrepreneurship, meaning that you have to make your vision BIGGER than earning a living and paying bills.
- Know Your “Why” For Being In Business
- Learn the Hedgehog Process to Define Your Niche
- Create An Inspiring Vision That Pulls You Into The Future
- Network With Other Entrepreneurs
- Plus much more…
So begin to dream big about your work and about your life. Create a system that you can test. Allow imagination and passion to take hold, and realize most profoundly that anything is possible.
A Personal Note From Greg
Awakening: The act of awaking, or ceasing to sleep.
Entrepreneur: An entrepreneur is a term applied to the type of personality who is willing to take upon himself a new venture or enterprise and accepts full responsibility for the outcome.
For a long time I have struggled with what seems to be two opposing forces. One being the nature of business and how to make money and the awakening of my spiritually. It wasn’t until I started reading Michael Gerber’s book titled “Awakening the Entrepreneur Within” that I was finally able to reconcile both worlds. If fact there wasn’t even a need to reconcile these two paths because they were so similar and dealt with many of the same issues that I have experienced personally.
My philosophy for life is easily distilled down to this. Business, relationships and life are our teacher. Let me say it this way I believe that life is our greatest teacher. My purpose in life is to grow and evolve into my full potential. Which in most cases means learning how to eliminate things or let go of things rather than trying to get more of something. With that said, my view of business is really an opportunity to grow and evolve as a human being through some very predictable stage that are also similar to the path or evolution of consciousness.
Okay let me explain how I see life and how that translates or parallels to business. It all begins with an individuals idea that we are some how separate from everything. And then you start going about your life from that assumption as if it where true. What that looks like is I have to look out for me. My faith and trust is solely invested into my own abilities. Therefore I don’t really trust anyone or anything greater than myself at which point I have made a decision to separate myself from the whole of humanity and now must do everything on my own. Hum! Sounds a lot like most entrepreneurs. Right! The ultimate lone ranger.
One of the very sad things I have notice particularly now in the midst of a very challenging economy is people are tiered. As more and more businesses fail and corporate layoffs increase people are down and very discouraged. Best business practiced that once worked in a robust economy are now a complete and utter failure. As the economy continues to shifts what follows are huge layoff and people reeling in a state of mass confusion as the scramble to reinvent themselves. Some see this a tremendous opportunity while others believe it is the beginning of the end. As people start to seek out new opportunities based on there past experiences the challenges of not finding suitable work threatens images of the American Dream and owning your own business. It is often in the ashes of such despair that the entrepreneur is born.
I hope you will join us and I look forward to meeting the Awakened Entrepreneur in YOU!
To your awakening,