Appreciate the soulful nature of your business
How do you bring a soulful attitude to your business? In their article "Soul survivors" for Fast Thinking, Stephen Malloch and Bridget Armstrong share signposts based on Buddhist concepts, to create sustainable businesses. They write, "For us, Soul is an orientation to living, a way of appreciating life. Soul loves simple details and community. For Thomas Moore "Soul is ... a quality or a dimension of experiencing life and ourselves. It has to do with depth, value, relatedness, heart and personal substance." The three signposts that Malloch and Armstrong elaborate are:
- "Everything changes - let go of the past, and change what needs to be changed
- Interbeing - be aware of the impact of your actions, and seek collaboration with companions
- Beginner's mind - let go of preconceptions, and appreciate what's in front of you"