One of the values of a conscious, or spiritual, business, is integrity, and it is probably one of your own personal values as well. But what does it really mean, what does it look like in business terms, and how do you use it in your own business?
The word integrity comes from the Latin adjective ‘integer’, meaning whole or complete, and is described in Wikipedia as ‘the inner sense of wholeness deriving from qualities such as honesty and consistency of character’. I’m sure you know this ‘inner sense of wholeness’ – it’s what you feel when things are going well; when you’re feeling connected with a bigger purpose in your life; and when you are looking out to the world around you with eyes of love and compassion. It’s just a good feeling of all being well.
It’s this sense of wholeness that becomes fragmented when you go against your own personal ethics, or those of your business. Continue reading →
There’s no doubt about it, business has to be done a different way than it has been ever done before. Why? Because we (ie society) will only continue to get what we have always got if we don’t change. And who wants to continue with a system that has become so corrupt, so based on fear, and the poor decisions that fear causes? We are being required to up our game, and at a small business level it is easy to do – it just requires some commitment. Inspired by Cheryl Richardson’s recent blog post, I’ve put together twelve guidelines for 21st century conscious business. Have a look at them below, see what you already do, and what you might like to do; adapt them for yourself, and then commit to behaving this year as a 21st century conscious business owner. Print them out and put them where you can easily see them, and look at them regularly to remind yourself! Continue reading →