BY DR. COZETTE WHITE

If you are passionate about your goals, or you are on a vision quest, or you are resilient, or you engage in soul-centered decision making, or you love hustling, and you can take calculated risks, then you are an entrepreneur.

Entrepreneurship plays a significant role in the growth of individual financial freedom. With financial freedom, you can do anything you want whenever
you want, and with whomever you want. There is freedom to attend the kids’ school activities, freedom to travel, and freedom to take time off when a family member is sick.

Sometimes entrepreneurship does not automatically come with all these freedoms. Hard work and long hours are common as the entrepreneur
plays many roles to get the business off the ground. The business can swallow an entrepreneur whole, leaving no time for family, friends and the
self. This can lead to burnout, family breakdowns and distance from
friends.

An entrepreneur can change the way they run their business by introducing
spirituality into their business. Instead of relying on grind alone, which can leave them frustrated and worn out, entrepreneurs can count on the power,
presence, passion, and purity of God in the marketplace.

It does not matter whether one is religious or prefers spirituality since there is only one Universal Power. The idea is to put the business in the hands of Spirit and let spirit run it.

Focus on Service

Spirit-centered entrepreneurs seek to serve above all else. The provision of quality goods and service to customers and to keep customers happy is
their aim. They go out of their way to make sure the customers are happy
even if a particular effort does not bring immediate monetary rewards.

However, they know that every kind gesture is a seed sown into the
customer’s mind and when the customer is finally ready to buy, they will go
to that business which came out of its way to help. They know that satisfied
customers will keep coming back and tell others about the products and the
business.

Values

Spirit-centered entrepreneurs are values-centered. They believe that ethics and profits need not be mutually exclusive to achieve success in business.
In fact, they believe that principles and values should go hand in hand.

Integrity, mutual respect, enjoyment, teamwork, diversity, and flexibility are
some of the values that spirit-centered entrepreneur live by. Everyone who
works for such entrepreneurs has to adopt these values as well and apply
them in their relationships with each other and with the customers they
serve. These values have the result of building trust in the minds of all
stakeholders, and this is a seed that brings abundance in future.

Integrity, mutual respect, enjoyment, teamwork, diversity, and flexibility are
some of the values that spirit-centered entrepreneur live by. Everyone who
works for such entrepreneurs has to adopt these values as well and apply
them in their relationships with each other and with the customers they
serve. These values have the result of building trust in the minds of all
stakeholders, and this is a seed that brings abundance in future.

Delegation of Authority

The hardest thing for entrepreneurs to do is to trust others enough to delegate responsibilities. Spirit-centered entrepreneurs will coach others to
take over some of their functions so that they have more time to look at the business objectively and to look for ideas to grow it. This is the only way
they can stop working in the business and start working on the business to build it. Once they focus on building the business and on continuous
improvement, the business thrives.

Decision Making

When spirit centered entrepreneurs make decisions, they look for answers

from within. They take the time to think about the problem from every angle and to meditate on it. During meditation, they ask for answers. They may
get answers in the form of the gut feel or as words spoken by someone or random words spoken on television or the radio. The entrepreneur always recognizes the words as the answer sought.

Alternatively, they ask a question to Spirit at bedtime and ask to be given answers during dream time. Usually, the answer will come through the dreams. This is how great inventors used to get their answers.

Visualizing Daily Results

Spirit-centered entrepreneurs do not force results. Because they delegate work to others, they have time to look at the business from outside without stress. Every morning upon getting up, they go into meditation. They decide what results they want to hear from the managers for the day and they visualize exactly that. If there is a particular meeting with a customer
or the bank or some other important stakeholder, they decide the outcome of the meeting and visualize that in advance. This is the prayer of faith in
which the answers are determined and accepted as received in advance.

In most cases, the faith is so absolute that the results of the day as reported by the managers are what the entrepreneur decided upon and visualized.

Visualizing the Future

Spirit-centered entrepreneurs also look at the long term, say five years in advance. They determine the state of growth that they want to be reported at a particular time at a particular event five years on. Naturally, the
entrepreneur decides on profitability, expansion of markets for the goods,
international branches, and overall growth of the business. This is al
determined, visualized and accepted as received.

Events will be organized mysteriously in such a way that what is envisioned takes place. For the entrepreneur, this is not a miracle. It is the result of working in partnership with God or Spirit. For those who hear from outside,
it may sound like a miracle.

This article was written by Dr. Cozette M. White.
Dr. Cozette M. White inspires individuals to live in purpose, embrace passion and achieve personal greatness through a balance in work and life.
A leading authority on personal finances and business strategies. White is the Founder and CEO of My Financial Home Enterprises, a financial management firm helping organizations and entrepreneurs develop solutions that fuel business growth and transform products into accelerating profits. Her advice has been called upon by ABC and FOX television stations. She’s been featured on the radio, Black Enterprise, Women of Wealth Magazine, Upscale Magazine, the Huffington Post and countless
newspapers across the country. Women of Wealth dubbed White, “Wealth Builders Extraordinaire.” In addition, White is the recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award under Barack Obama.
Learn more at http://www.MyFinancialHome.com and follow her on Twitter@cozettemwhite.
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