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How to Start Up A Business

Are you thinking of launching your own business? Or are you launching an internet or magazine business? Maybe you haven’t decided yet but you want to start your own business. Maybe you can’t stand to wait to work for anyone any longer; or tired of working from eight to five salaries earning, or perhaps you’ve just had an idea that is too good to waste. Whichever it is, that first entrepreneur seed has been sown, and before long you will be starting your very own business. But how did you grow that seed into a thriving, new business?

The following are lists of suggestions that can help to set up the idea of your business. It might be procedure for millions; rather it is a set of guidelines that can at least help you in starting up a successful business.

1. The first step to start a business is to have an ideal. Of course it’s easier to turn an idea into REALITY, if you already have tools and resources! The idea of your business might be a product you’ve always wanted to make, or a service you feel people might need. It may be online business or internet marketing, It might even be something people don’t know, but the idea must be created and be a genuine one!

2. Secondly, to create the idea of your business you need a viable business plan. Creating a business plan helps to predict where your business will be in the future. It summarizes the sense of your business, your vision, what you’re about to offer or what options you want to exploit in a single document. It also creates a map for investors, and other interested parties to use when determining how they can best help you and to decide whether your business is practical. For any of your business idea to be viable, therefore need to have a business plan that guides to predict the success of your starting up business.

3. Thirdly, to starting up your business you need a financial Plan. This is one of key to business success. When you develop your financial plan you’re giving yourself more power and control over your success. Financial planning will help you to forecast economic fluctuations, tracking your success, and then dictate your short-term and long-term goals realistically. Therefore for your new business to grow and gain the ground, you need a financial planning!

4. Fourth, you need to create a working name. You could even do this before you have an idea about the business, and if the name is good, you may find it helpful to define your business idea. As your plan grows, and things begin to take shape, the perfect name may come to you, but don’t let that hinder you in the early phases. Create a name that you can use while you plan, and don’t mind changing later.

5. Fifth, Location. It is one of the key to business success. Location of your business is where you be spending the bulk of your day. The office you’ll work every possible hour to get your business off the ground during the days. You must focus on the space where you can work efficiently without distractions. Many people forget the important of business venues and this kills their businesses because of lack of proper place to attract their customer’s patronage. The progress of your new establishes also depend on your business site. Choose your business site wisely!

How to Experience Both Spiritual Fulfillment and Financial Success in Your Business (Part 1 of 2)

Have you ever wondered about what it takes to experience both spiritual fulfillment and financial success in your business? Today, I’d like to share with you some best practices that not only I, but also my students, clients and mentors use, and you too must use if you want to experience both spiritual fulfillment and financial success in your business.

The best news is that it’s not that difficult to be able to create authentic business success offers (books, programs, products or services) that attract ideal clients who happily join your community, become a super fan and/or purchase your packages even when you’re not in front of them. In today’s article, I’d like to walk you through my first 3 authentic business success principles of enlightened entrepreneurs. You’ll see that once you’re able to sink into your heart and soul a little bit, the whole process to be both spiritual fulfilled and financial successful in your business is actually quite magical.

3 Authentic Business Success Principles of Enlightened Entrepreneurs

1. Set an INSPIRED Intention to Authentic Business Success for Everyone Involved

As an enlightened entrepreneur: coach, author, speaker, trainer, leader and expert, what I love to call Enlightened C.A.S.T.L.E., you coach/mentor, write, speak, teach/train, lead workshops/seminars, educate/empower your audience with your expertise and experience. At the same time, you also inspire them to apply the Law of G.A.D.I. (Go And Do It!) on their own way because you enlighten others with your authentic business success (book, program, product or service) offers. So the first and best way to have the outcome and results you most desire is to set an INSPIRED intention to authentic business success for everyone involved in the transformational journey that they will embark on when working with you.

Why? Because when you set an inspired intention to benefit everyone involved in the process of authentic business success you come from a place of service, you come from a place of purity, you come from a place of abundance that is genuinely invested in the authentic success and well-being of everyone involved. It’s a win-win-win situation – for you, for your clients and for the IMPACT you are making in the world.

Another reason is that you may know by now that “everything is energy” – including your authentic business success (book, program, product or service) offers. So, I want you to get in a place of sharing your enlightened energy by LOVING that person who you are inviting to say “Yes” to the opportunity you are providing them before you even start sharing your passion and connecting with them.

You want to make sure you are aligned with an INSPIRED intention of serving, not taking. Come from a place of abundance rather than scarcity. Focus on faith instead of fear. Set an INSPIRED intention to authentic business success for ALL and at the same time energetically set yourself up for giving (creating value, positive impact and lasting contribution) rather than taking. This is what we all – enlightened entrepreneurs – are here to do: transform our lives and the lives of those we touch – all while making a REAL difference in the world.

2. Make Your Enlightened Energy (Mental, Spiritual, Emotional and Physical Well-Being) as Much a Top Priority as Your Authentic Business Success

As an Enlightened entrepreneur: C.A.S.T.L.E. setting yourself up to achieve authentic business success, your best practice here is to make your enlightened energy (holistic health and well-being) a top priority along with your authentic business success (book, program, product or service) offers. How do you do that? You create and engage in DAILY rituals / practices to support your mental, spiritual, emotional and physical health and well-being. For example, you take good care of yourself and rest when you need it, you sit with yourself in silence and meditate, if you want to, you invest in yourself and go on personal development trainings and self-care retreats, and much more.

Why? Because these are the things that are NECESSARY to remain in this enlightened energy VIBRATION and fully engaged and conscious with what is happening in your life and around you moment by moment, day by day, week by week so that your mind is ENLIGHTENED, your heart is EMPOWERED and your soul is INSPIRED to create authentic business success offers AND attract your authentic audience – your ideal clients – all while making a POSITIVE IMPACT and INCOME doing what you LOVE!

WARNING: Please don’t let your “old programming” trick yourself into believing that your business is more important than your own well-being. It’s definitely NOT. Your enlightened energy (holistic health and well-being) is as MUCH IMPORTANT as the BIG vision, BIG message, BIG mission you are DIVINELY DESTINED to share.

3. Take Full Responsibility for Creating Authentic Business Success On Your Own Way.

This is HUGE and a very popular topic in our enlightened entrepreneurial journey.

Be honest with yourself here and REALLY pay close attention to what IS working AND what is NOT working in your business. It doesn’t matter whatever it is you are creating: a book, a program, an info product, an event or a service, take 100% responsibility and apply the Law of G.A.D.I. (Go And Do It!) with your enlightened MIND, empowered HEART and inspired SOUL.

How do you do that? You measure and track your results. At the same time, be aware, flexible and open to change and improve them. The good news is this isn’t just limited to your authentic business success as an enlightened entrepreneur, it’s the same for your own well-being, your health, your life, your relationships, etc. It’s actually everything.

Be committed and willing to look at all aspects of your business and life, be totally honest with yourself and how aligned your passion and purpose are with your dream business and life, and then take 100% responsibility for correcting the course, adjusting, tweaking, testing and making it better. Take as little tiny steps as quantum leaps towards where you want to go and who you want to become. No more procrastination, no more waiting for “something else” to happen, no more excuses, no more blame… Take full responsibility to create a THRIVING business doing what you LOVE today, only then can you experience both spiritual fulfillment and financial success in your business.

Above all, trust the process. Believe in yourself. I believe in you. You can do this. Go and do it! Get out there and make it happen. Make your DREAM business and life of today become your REALITY of tomorrow!

Your Authentic Business Success In Action.

Take these three authentic business success principles I’ve described above to heart. Thrive on these best practices even though they seem second nature to you. Personally, I cannot envision my business and life without these key components. They have all worked so well for me and continue to bring me more and more enlightened experiences. That’s why I love to share them with other passionate professionals – Enlightened C.A.S.T.L.E. – just like YOU who are either starting (and aspiring to start!) or growing your own authentic business success as an enlightened entrepreneur.

So let me enlighten your mind, empower your heart and inspire your soul to share your PASSION, live your PURPOSE, and TRULY THRIVE doing what you LOVE! This enlightening way of being, living life and doing business is, in my personal opinion, an essential element for more AUTHENTICITY, PASSION and PURPOSE in your business and life as well as in most of the people whose life is impacted by the work you provide and blessed by being an enlightened entrepreneur, too! When you have these three essential elements in place you’re going to experience both spiritual fulfillment and financial success in your business.

Last but definitely not least, starting today take the first ALIGNED, AUTHENTIC action step that is in front of you right now. Apply the Law of G.A.D.I. (Go And Do It!): Share your PASSION, live your PURPOSE and TRULY THRIVE today!

How to Experience Both Spiritual Fulfillment and Financial Success in Your Business (Part 2 of 2)

As you may remember, last week we talked about some best practices for your authentic business success as an enlightened entrepreneur journey so you can experience both spiritual fulfillment and financial success in your business. I walked you through my first 3 authentic business success principles of enlightened entrepreneurs. We talked about setting an INSPIRED intention to authentic business success for everyone involved. We talked about making your enlightened energy (mental, spiritual, emotional and physical well-being) as much a top priority as your authentic business success, and then taking full responsibility for creating authentic business success on your own way.

This week I’d like to take you through the two essential pieces of making a positive impact and income doing what you love so you can finally experience both spiritual fulfillment and financial success in your business. I want to give you my 2 authentic business success agreements of enlightened entrepreneurs that you must have if you too want to experience both spiritual fulfillment and financial success in your business.

2 Authentic Business Success Agreements of Enlightened Entrepreneurs

1. Build a Thriving Business with Authenticity, Passion and Purpose NOW

What are you waiting for? Don’t wait any longer. Give yourself permission to build a thriving business with authenticity, passion and purpose NOW. Don’t think that you need another qualification or that you need to learn ____________ (fill in the blank) or that you can’t rest, relax or align your authenticity, passion and purpose with your business until you achieve X, Y and Z.

It doesn’t matter where you are in your enlightened entrepreneurial journey. Whether you are just getting started or you haven’t “officially” started yet, or maybe you are already in business for a couple of years or more, the transformational truth here is to dig deeper to discover WHO you truly are – your AUTHENTIC YOU and get crystal clear on your true PASSION and PURPOSE so you can start sharing your passion and living your purpose, while at the same time AUTHENTICALLY creating a THRIVING business doing what you LOVE!

Why NOW? Because now is your time. Enlightened entrepreneurs… are you listening? Your time is NOW. Today is the day. There’s never been a better time to build a thriving business around your authenticity, passion and purpose. So apply the Law of G.A.D.I. – Go And Do It NOW.

Listen carefully. I know how you are feeling, I’ve been there. Trust me. Maybe you don’t even know what you are striving for right now. That’s perfectly OK. Just know you have it already. Your DREAM is INSIDE you, maybe praying, asking and begging you to come ALIVE. So start enjoying the ride, start sharing your PASSION, living your PURPOSE and creating a THRIVING business doing what you LOVE NOW!

I want you to realize that nothing else needs to happen for you to appreciate your business and life right now. As an enlightened entrepreneur (or aspiring to be one!) you know it, you feel it, even though you can’t explain it, you just know it’s your time to TRULY THRIVE and make the difference you were put here on this planet to make NOW.

And remember if you are in your “soul searching” journey and want to move from “soul searching to soul singing,” meaning “from surviving to thriving” the best, quickest and most authentic way to do that and move towards where you want to go and who you want to become is to look INSIDE. The Enlightened Entrepreneur’s path to authentic business success is a true self-discovery journey where you discover the true authentic self WITHIN you. There is no other place to go, then inside! There is no where to go, then within you!

When you begin to awaken the true power within you and face all your fears, frustrations, and concerns with compassion, forgiveness and love, the door of unlimited opportunities opens, the window of infinite possibilities opens, and the faucet of authentic abundance opens. When you are AUTHENTIC anything is possible! When you believe anything is possible you start experiencing spiritual fulfillment and financial success in your business.

2. Become an INSPIRED Leader, an EMPOWERED Creator and an ENLIGHTENED Entrepreneur to LIGHT the way for OTHERS

As human beings (NOT human doings), we have so many layers to us, so many levels, patterns and unconscious beliefs, so much to grow, expand and evolve. At the same time, you have so much to get stuck in.

As a THRIVING business owner and ENLIGHTENED entrepreneur, you don’t deny it. In fact, you welcome and appreciate it. For me, for instance, every time I get the chance to work on myself, not only on my business growth, but also on my self-growth it gives me one of my precious pleasures.

So, I invite you to make 2013 your year to SHINE and STUDY authentic business success, be a STUDENT of AUTHENTICITY, BUSINESS and SUCCESS so you can become an INSPIRED leader, an EMPOWERED creator and an ENLIGHTENED entrepreneur to LIGHT the way for others.

How? I want you to be ready, willing, and committed to grow, elevate and expand yourself and your business, and at the same time SHINE YOUR LIGHT – your presence online and offline by creating much more VALUE to many more PEOPLE more OFTEN with the end result of making a higher positive IMPACT and INCOME doing what you LOVE – while being authentic and aligned with your passion and purpose.

Why? Because, as an enlightened entrepreneur: coach, author, speaker, trainer, leader, and expert, what I love to call: Enlightened C.A.S.T.L.E., you are here on this planet to share your PASSION, live your PURPOSE and create THRIVING business doing what you LOVE – all while transforming your life and the lives of those you touch on the way.

So do yourself a HUGE favour: Be READY, be WILLING, and be COMMITTED to do the work you were born to do and be the change you wish to be in the world. Be a student of authentic business success and become an INSPIRED leader, EMPOWERED creator and an ENLIGHTENED entrepreneur to light the way for others. When you do that you set yourself up to experience both spiritual fulfillment and financial success in your business.

CAUTION: Never give up. Always progress until you feel free from any and all limitations that keep you stuck and/or hold you back from awakening to your true power, infinite potential and full enlightenment that you hold inside you.

Please don’t resist this transformational truth. Answer your SOUL CALLING so you can count yourself INSIDE the community of being an enlightened entrepreneur who are THRIVING on your own authentic business success TODAY.

Our personal development and growth work here on this planet is always expanding and evolving. You too can learn, teach, lead and inspire others to succeed in business and life on your own terms. You just need to be open to continue learning and improving, expanding and evolving, then the flower of fulfillment, freedom and fun opens and you eventually experience both spiritual fulfillment and financial success in our business.

Enlightened Entrepreneur… Your CALLING is CALLING YOU, are you listening? Make the positive IMPACT and INCOME you deeply desire, deserve and dream of NOW. Go and do It! Make it happen and TRULY THRIVE today!

Your Authentic Business Success in Action

Your authentic business success in action for this week is to give these 2 agreements a try. It may take some practice-especially if you’re not used to expressing your authentic voice out there in a much bigger and authentic way, but once you really learn to dig deeper, follow your heart and listen to your intuition (inner wisdom, inner compass, inner guidance) and just let your thoughts, inspirations and feelings flow, you’ll see that being authentic actually takes less of an effort than pretending to be someone you’re not. So get out there in a much big, bold and authentic way, SHINE YOUR LIGHT and start experiencing both spiritual fulfillment and financial success in your business today!