“What Is Conscious Business?”
Last weekend, I had the good fortune to attend Bill Baren’s Conscious Business Playground event.
Before this event, I had been feeling like I was standing alone in a river, the currents made up of what other people in my industry were doing. Sometimes, I felt tempted to let the current carry me away, but I had to remind myself to stand strong for what was in alignment for me.
WARNING: Rant Ahead (proceed at your own risk).
For example, many of my close friends and colleagues have a lot of success with launches. Just the idea of living in “launch mode” completely exhausts me.
Many of my close friends and colleagues have a lot of success with offering free strategy sessions or consultations, in which they offer packages of one-on-one coaching. I have zero interest in doing this. I have always felt called to work with thousands of people from all over the world, like I’m doing now, which I feel is making a bigger impact than working with just a handful of one-on-one clients.
I don’t know about you, but I got into business for myself to create MORE freedom, not less. I’m interested in building a legacy and a community… not in building my own prison, where I feel shackled to my business by “golden handcuffs.”
And while we’re talking about this, I’m sick and tired of hearing people talk about “charging what you’re worth” as an excuse to gouge people and send them spiraling into debt. Yeah, I said it…
I’m all for building a business that supports you financially and allows you to live a fabulous lifestyle that’s in alignment with your values.
But what is with all the hype and pressure around making 7 figures? Is it really about creating massive value and supporting yourself financially, or is it mostly about ego? I’ve seen too many of my colleagues focus on the money and let the client experience and results fall by the wayside.
I’m over it.
I’d rather work at frickin’ Starbucks than build a business that isn’t in alignment with my truth and my passion.
At Bill’s event last weekend, I discovered that I’m not alone in feeling this way. And it was a huge relief.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this… simply leave a comment on this blog post.