What does the term ‘conscious business’ mean to you?
As soon as the word ‘conscious’ is used, some people go straight to the conclusions they have made. If you have any assumptions or definitions about a ‘conscious business’, then that limits your capacity to actually have a thriving and constantly expanding business. Versus, if you remain in the unconscious or unaware space, you will limit the possibilities for your business to thrive, avoid the potential disasters, and not allow yourself to profit from your conscious business.
Whereas, in truth, a conscious business is about mindfulness. It is being aware of everything that is current, anything that needs improvement or changes, and requirements to grow and thrive. It is about including everybody in the company in the creation, decisions and ramifications of the business.
What consciousness is not about is depriving you and your business of profits. This is a really big point, because in today’s society, there can be a segregation in the thoughts of people between making money and being conscious. When you bring money into the equation, everything seems to get mushed together, like “Money is bad, therefore people who make money are bad, therefore they must be doing bad things to make their money, such as polluting the Earth”.
There is nothing wrong with money. It is a tool that we require in this world. In fact, to really make a change on this planet, you probably require a lot of it. For example, if you desire for all children to have equal education, the costs associated with achieving that are enormous.
Laleh Alemzadeh-Hancock is a management consultant, Joy of Business® facilitator and the CEO of Belapemo and Global Wellness for All. With nearly 30 years of experience in operational excellence, change management, and organizational wellness, Laleh has inspired and empowered hundreds of thousands of individuals, including Fortune 500 executives, to seek greater success, happiness and wellness. Join Laleh’s Joy of Business workshops in person or video conferencing throughout the world. Find out more about Laleh Hancock here.