Let’s aim for more meaningful successes in our businesses.
If you think about it, business and spirituality are poles apart. In fact, they are like the opposites of one another. While one is all about the pursuit of the non-physical universal consciousness (nothingness), the other is all about the pursuit of materialistic success. As such, you won’t be wrong to be confused about how the two can mingle.
But if you do a closer examination of the word spirituality, you will understand that it is not merely about experiencing union with the divine energy. It is also about understanding yourself and those around you well. It is about being one with everything and living a life with an awareness of the subtle reality that we are all a part of.
As you can probably tell, all of the above can be incorporated into your business and can help you become a spirited entrepreneur. Doing so will not only aid your success, but it will also make that success more meaningful. This is all anybody could really ever ask for! With that in mind, let’s take a look at a handful of ways you can instil spirituality into your business.
1. Take A Pause Before Deciding
When it comes to your business, you need to make countless decisions daily. Unlike a lot of the decisions regarding your personal life, the business ones can have significant consequences. The very success of it depends on you taking the right calls. And that can only happen when you are in the right state of mind. Therefore, it would be a good idea to instil the qualities of calmness and stillness (the pillars of spirituality) into the way you decide on things.
When you are faced with multiple options or a challenge suddenly shows up, it is wise to pause before going forward. This not only gives you time to weigh your options but also prevents you from making impulsive decisions. We all know how rash decisions usually turn out! So, how do you take a pause? Well, first of all, take a deep breath. Get up from your chair and take a walk (preferably outside). Sometimes, a 15-minute break is all it takes to help you gain clarity.
2. Understand The People Around You
As mentioned above, spirituality is about understanding those around you at a much deeper level. We all know that human beings are complex in nature. What appears on the surface is just the tip of the iceberg. The real person is hidden beneath many layers of identities, perceptions, ideologies, preferences, values, and so on. So, it’s vital to dig deeper, especially when it comes to the people that work with you.
Doing so will let you understand what motivates them, their fears, their goals, and so many other vital things. These will allow you to communicate with them in a manner that is much more meaningful and special. When you do that, they won’t be able to help themselves but feel a sense of kinship with you. Great businesses are built around exactly these emotions and feelings. So, what should you do to understand your colleagues better? Well, don’t judge and don’t react. Make it a habit to sit quietly and privately with each person and get to know them, just as you would get to know your date!
3. Incorporate Ease Into Everything
Your spiritual development depends on the ease with which energy flows into your system and around you. The smoother the flow, the better you feel and the more progress you make towards oneness with everything. If you want to introduce this element of spirituality into your business, you need to craft it in such a way that there is ease into every single thing. So, what does this mean?
Well, take the design of your workplace for example. It should have a free flow of air, natural light, the right temperature, enough space for free movement, and so on. Another example could be the operational processes of your business. From billing and accounting to sales and product design, you should design the operational processes with minimalism in mind. If there is no need for something, get rid of it. This will integrate simplicity, ease, and clarity into the very DNA of your business.
4. Be A Force of Union
Last, but certainly not least, is union. We are all aware that your spiritual journey is ultimately about union — being one with divine energy. It’s the coming together of various forces and getting assimilated into nothingness. You could replicate this union into your business as well. But unlike in spirituality, the union here means the bond between everyone working in your business. If established, this bond could catapult your business to heights that you could have never imagined to be possible.
There are many great ways to establish a sense of union with everyone around you. Make sure everyone understands each other on a deeper level, they can believe in a common cause, disputes are solved quickly, they spend time with each other outside of the workplace, and much more. You as a business owner would be in the best place to figure out how to get everyone around you to gel well with each other.
Combining spirituality and business might seem like combining heaven and earth at first. However, on closer look, you will understand that spirituality can not only be incorporated into your business, but it can enhance the very culture and DNA of it. As a result, your business will prosper and reach new heights. But what’s more important is that the people working for this business would be happy and contented. They would be filled with peace and a sense of belonging. This is what is missing from a majority of businesses in the world. And it can be remedied only by instilling spirituality into everything you do.