It is likely that every spiritual person has asked themselves this question…
How do I balance being of service and receiving financial abundance?
In my opinion, we will never find this balance. That is the truth (at least for me—feel free to disagree with me)!
It is a constant back and forth both mentally and physically. We need to understand—through looking at ourselves—what is best for our personal journey.
Most spiritual entrepreneurs do not take care of themselves. They sacrifice for others and do not charge nearly enough for what they do. I know I did the same!
What do we do about this?
The key is to meditate and think about what is best for you. What is best for you is the best for others.
Now ask yourself these questions:
If I charge less will it build up resentment? Do I feel good about what I am doing? Do I feel burnt out?
We need to constantly look at ourselves as this is where our business comes from. Our clients are a direct reflection of how we feel in each moment.
The universe is always responding to us. We can not hide anything we feel… Yes, I mean nothing!
In my own business, I have found this balance hard on me. Do I publish a business book or only work with spiritual material? Do I need the money or do what serves my soul? What is best for me, the business, and the client?
The answer to this question is different every time. This is the challenge of being a spiritual entrepreneur. Each moment is different; therefore, we need to find balance in each moment.
If we are not financially abundant, we cannot serve the world. However, we can also be financially abundant and not be serving the world.
We need to ask this question…
Is my business serving myself, serving my client, and serving the world?
This is the difference between a conscious business and an unconscious business.
An unconscious business does not serve the client or the world. They may be selling an unhealthy product and destroying the environment. This is not what we do as spiritual entrepreneurs.
However, if we are selling something that does not serve our client and is just for money, then we are not running a conscious business. If we are not helping the world with the work we do, we are not running a conscious business either.
I believe the question; “Is my business serving myself, serving my client, and serving the world?” helps us to have balance in our lives. Use this question—in each moment—to find balance.