INSIDE: Every business owner can learn from successful spiritual entrepreneurs. Let’s look at some important lessons we can use in our own businesses.
The world is in crisis and a large group of people are doing their best to bring some peace and spirituality to those who seek it. That’s why holistic and spiritual business is becoming ever more popular.
Their audience is growing and there is a substantial market for new business in this sector. Whether you’re thinking of starting a business or a spiritual side hustle or if you already have a business that isn’t even related to the spiritual industry, we can all benefit by looking at what we can learn from successful spiritual entrepreneurs.
But, first, we need to make sure we’re all on the same page with what a spiritual entrepreneur is…
What is a Spiritual Entrepreneur?
Spiritual entrepreneurs are people who go into business primarily to help others. Their mission is to do good for other people and to make the world a better place.
There are many kinds of spiritual entrepreneur and many beliefs associated with them. It doesn’t necessarily mean they are religious; in fact, many of them follow a more metaphysical or universal belief system.
And even though they are doing their work for the good of others, they are still in it to make a profit. After all, we all need to make a living, and that the two most definitely go hand-in-hand.
Now, let’s take a look at some key lessons we can learn from spiritual entrepreneurs…
Lesson 1: Let Go of the Ego
Your ego is your personal sense of self-importance. Once you let it go, it can be easier to fulfill your potential. With ego comes self-doubt and that can be crippling in the world of business. The little voice in your head that tells you “I can’t do this” or “people will think I’m silly” detracts from your capabilities as a business owner.
On the spiritual side of things, leaving your ego behind can allow you to connect with people and situations on a deeper level. If you listen to someone’s wants or needs properly, you can let go of opinion. Your customers will feel validated if you listen first and you will gain a deeper understanding of them and their situation.
Lesson 2: Lead by Example
From your business plan to your brand identity, you must lead by example in a spiritual business. Not only will customers look to you for guidance, but other small businesses will as well. This business sector has many charlatans. For your audience to have faith in you as a spiritual entrepreneur, you must be an honest and transparent business.
Create a mission statement and make it public. When you write to customers, be understanding and informative. If you get a bad review, and most businesses do, leave it up and demonstrate kindness in your reply. Do your best to rectify the situation and help your unhappy customer, and then when people read the comment threads, they will see what kind of person you are and be inspired by it.
When you speak to customers face to face, make a professional impression and leave them with a business card. This gives them the ability to contact you and keep your details safe. You can create a business card for free at businesscards.co.
Lesson 3: Take a Holistic Approach
See your business as one whole, rather than separate parts, and take a holistic approach. Cover all bases from your wholesalers to service providers. Ensure that you buy products from reputable people so that your business promotes ethical trading and kindness. To take a page from a spiritual entrepreneur’s book, your business should be moral from all angles, both social and corporate perspectives.
Take these three lessons on board and you’ll have made a great start to not only a healthy business but also a full life in general. Stay true to yourself and your mission and ensure your business ethics are held in high esteem from both your customers and other businesses in the sector.