As a solo entrepreneur, you want to become more abundant not just to have more money,
not just to be able to pay the bills, not just to enjoy your earthly life, not just to have financial freedom, you want to become more abundant because you have a deep desire to help make the world a better place.
Every successful and balanced entrepreneur has a higher goal than just to make money in their business/es, they have foundations or alliances or some form of affiliation with a charity to help make the world a better place. Whether it is to feed hungry children in third world countries, or set up education foundation, or to fund organizations that prevent bullying of children/teens who are different and so on. These higher goals are the driving force behind their thirst for greater success and abundance.
The small-minded judge these successful entrepreneurs for their financial successes and label them as greedy, cutthroat and out of alignment with spiritual values. The truth is the small minded are afraid of their own greed so they think that others are like them and so they stop themselves from becoming more abundant!
On my way to the airport in Miami some years back, I spoke to a really nice lady who told me that someone she knew said that the success stories we all heard about in the workshop we attended in Miami were not real. In fact, the person went as far as to say that the facilitator of the workshop (who is also my business coach) paid people to share their made up success stories. That was the most bizarre thing I have ever heard and it only goes to show the extent of fears people have around successes and money!
I had the honour of meeting these successful entrepreneurs who are financially abundant and they are doing so much to contribute back to the world. They are inspiring me so much and have further motivated me to stay focused on my goal to set up my foundation in the near future.
Yes, the financial successes I enjoy in my life is great. I am able to provide for my family and we have an enjoyable earthly life. But we all know that beyond all of this there must be more. My motivation has always been to serve bigger and better, not for my own sake but for the world.
This reminds of an encounter I had with a photographer a few months ago who told me bluntly that what I was doing i.e. contributing financially to charity is the easy part. In his words, he said I should get my hands dirty and contribute with my time within the charity. I disagreed with him and told him that I can only serve one person with my time, but if I contribute financially, I am leveraging my time through my business and with the finances gained I am serving more people within the charity. I prefer to use my resources well and that there are other people who are better equipped to deal with the day to day running of the charity. I asked him in return if he was serving any charity or organizations, he said no he didn’t have time!
I rest my case.
To change the world in significant ways, we have to play bigger. What is your motivation behind your quest to become more abundant? Who would you like to serve that will make a difference in the world we live in? What higher purpose lies behind your intentions?
Be spiritual and rich, the world needs you to.
© 2011, 2017 Shamala Tan
Shamala Tan is an author, spiritual entrepreneur and healer. Her work focuses on transforming the lives of others on the spiritual, emotional, mental and earthly level.
Her most recent success story as an author is to be featured alongside New York’s bestsellers Sonia Choquette, Robert Allen, Arielle Ford, Marci Shimoff as well as Christine Kloser in the book Pebbles In The Pond.
Shamala’s clients include small business owners, holistic practitioners as well as those seeking to find greater meaning and value in life. Shamala offers laser coaching to her clients on a one-to-one basis or in a group environment, offline as well as online.