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Old November 21, 2014, 03:05 AM
Dien Rice Dien Rice is offline
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Default Spirituality and business...

One of the things I learned directly from Harvey Brody was about the spiritual side of business...

What many people do is they "compartmentalize" their lives. That is, they have one "compartment" which is their relationships, another "compartment" is their business, another "compartment" is their spiritual side... and so on...

Harvey Brody, I think, is one of the few people on the planet who has "fully integrated" his life...

It's all a whole...and everything is integrated with his "spiritual" side...

In fact, he credits this as being the "real" secret of his success... Both business success, and life success too!

Until I met him in person - and subsequently spoken with him on the phone (more times than I can count) over the last 5 years - I had never known anyone who had done that!

Now, this is not just "airy fairy" mumbo-jumbo - it has real practical effect!

One place where it has an effect is to do with fear...

Many people would like to go out and do something entrepreneurial... but they don't!

Why?

Because they're afraid...

It may show itself in many forms...

Perhaps a desire to keep "researching" the risks. Maybe a desire to find the "best" way to do it (which becomes a search which then never ends). Maybe a desire to "wait" until the conditions are "just right" before they start (a wait which goes on to eternity)...

Underneath it all is usually some form of "fear"...

How do you conquer this fear?

One way, is the "spiritual" way...

When people are afraid, say, because a diagnosis of a terrible disease, what do they do?

Most people pray, and ask for help, and guidance...

Why not integrate this approach with your business?

First, to do this, you should be doing an "upright" business... Don't plan to rob a bank, then "pray" that it goes alright, for example! (There's an inherent contradiction there!)

Second, some may feel reluctant to go ahead and pray for business help because they feel it is "greedy"... and they don't want to be "greedy"...

However, everyone needs to eat. We all need shelter. And how do you get it? Unless you grow your own food, build your own shelter, or beg or steal to get them, you have to buy them!

Is it "greedy" to want to eat, have shelter, or have these things for your family?

Of course not! These are human needs...

If you like to help others, are you able to help other people if you, yourself, are starving to death? Of course, the answer is "no"... you need these things first yourself, before you can help other people...

In fact, often what's behind people who don't want to pray in this way is a form of "pride" and "ego"... They don't want to feel that they "need" any help... So they don't want to "ask"...

Taking this approach (using prayer) can give you the courage you need to take those steps you need to take to get started...

I'll leave it at that for now... But, this is an approach which works, and which enables you to integrate business and spirituality, and leads to a better overall life...

Few know how to "integrate" their life like this... This is very valuable information, for those who put it into practice...!

Best wishes,

Dien
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