In this silence. everything speaks to me; and in your noise, everything falls silent.
“Joshua Fields Millburn, who at age 27 became the youngest director of operations at a large telecom company in the Midwest, had been asked to craft a plan to close eight retail stores and terminate 41 workers. But when he handed the report to his boss in early 2011, it included 42 names. At the top of the list he’d written his own.”
~ ~ ~ This piece from Yahoo Finance chronicles the changes Joshua Millburn (& friend Ryan Nicodemus) made in response to feelings that made clear it was time to reorient his life his way.
Few things are more innovation-inspiring or dot-connecting for purpose-preneurs than case-studies: the true stories of people who’ve found ways to marry inner and outer life, masculine with feminine principles, money with service, profit with prayer, and business with blessing help us see beyond the formulaic ways we tend to approach business.
How a certain kind of faith may be keeping you all kinds of stuck in your business.
In almost every culture in the modern world, there’s an equivalent phrase for, ‘Quick Fix’.
Arguably because our faith in the fast-fix “10,000 Fans in 10 Days” or “6-Figures in 60 Days” promise runs pretty darned deep world-wide.
Sadly, our belief in its all-encompassing power is largely unfounded, says best-selling author Carl Honore.
“Every quick fix whispers the same seductive promise of maximum return for minimum effort. But that equation seldom adds up… The inconvenient truth is that quick fixes rarely fix anything at all. And sometimes they just make things worse.”
How to find the spark that produces a one-of-a-kind purposeful business and its unique products and services
Ever wonder why Oprah or Seth Godin or Richard Branson (or…… extraordinary purposepreneur of your choice) are able to do as much as they do with the same 24-hours we all have?
One of the questions I’m asked most often is, ‘How do I start to translate my purpose into a product (service, offer, business platform, etc.)?”
If you’ve been searching for an answer to that very question (only to find a whole whack of one-size-fits-all, formulas & and little else), the two-part answer to the question in today’s episode of Soul Map TV’ll probably make a new kind of ‘ah ha!’ sense to you.
And then become something you’ll likely try to find a how-can-I-make-this-go-faster work-around for (which is a BIG part of the reason why the short-cut promise of cookie-cutter formula’s are so darned tempting).
But I digress…
This simple process is at the heart of every (and I do mean every) purposeful business.