Spiritual entrepreneurship may, on a surface reading, seem like something fundamentally incompatible with business. But in many ways, it is something that can actually be critical to a business that succeeds in more ways than just financially. Technalink has been both happy and successful with our use of spiritual entrepreneurship, but one of the key concepts that made this possible is the understanding that exercising spirituality in a business setting does not have to be formal or dogmatic.
It’s Not About Rules
Some people make the mistake of assuming that spirituality must involve a formal religion of some sort, whether that is Western faiths, with prayers, or Eastern faiths with meditation. There’s an incorrect perception that to adopt the techniques of different faiths, such as the use of clear quartz mala beads, you need to commit to Buddhist principles.
Nothing could be further from the truth. While it is true that all faiths are spiritual, not all spirituality is obligated to follow a specific faith, with its rules, traditions and belief systems. Spiritual entrepreneurship is not requiring anyone to become more dedicated to a particular religious practice. Instead, this is a type of a business style and management that asks people listen to their spiritual side, rather than ignore it.
This doesn’t mean reading through religious texts in order to glean secrets of good business. But it does mean taking the concerns of spirituality, such as being a good person, aspiring to a higher commitment to others, and wanting to leave the world a better place than you found it, and applying those principles to the very real power you wield as the owner of a business.
In other words, this isn’t about asking you become more religious, but it is asking you to be more mindful of your responsibilities to yourself, your employees, your clients, customers, and the world you live in.
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