The Change We Seek to Make
One of the issues with entrepreneurship is that it is self-anointing. The barrier to entry is as easy as saying, “I’m an entrepreneur.”
The reality is that true entrepreneurship is a rare and valuable thing. Good leaders recognize that it’s not about them. Rather it’s about a collection of people with shared values setting out to accomplish something greater than an individual on their own can do. As such, true entrepreneurship is a communal function that serves a greater good.
It’s vital to understand that business isn’t about the leader or the entrepreneur in a capitalist society. It’s about providing real value to a clear set of somebodies that we call customers.
Making the world a better place is the pinnacle of our profession. If we’re not in it to create positive change, then we’re aiming too low and for a short-sighted target.
The role of the entrepreneur, the role of leadership, the role of the artist, the role of communicators, and the role of active citizens are essentially the same. The work is to find ways to minimize our sense of separation, to encourage generosity, to cultivate commonality, and to make the world a better place.
Quite often, the people that are most active in our societies are the people who live with a generous spirit for the good of many. Making meaningful things makes you different. Making things for others to benefit from makes you a leader, an entrepreneur, and a living artist.
Go forth, do great things to make the world a better place. Pick a purpose worth the hard work it will take to achieve it. As leaders, we can use our position of power to cultivate the greatest potential within each of us individually, and collectively.
Your Abundant Good Life
An Author 3-Way conversation
How can I live a life of meaning
AND a life of abundance
AND do meaningful work?
So many people today are grappling with this set of seemingly conflicting questions and how to make choices that create a life of wholeness, fulfillment, connection, and abundance.
These are particularly potent questions for entrepreneurs, business leaders, makers, and creatives.
My two guests, Leisa Peterson and Jonathan Fields, have spent a lifetime exploring and answering these questions — and helping others realize the maker path of their version of an abundant good life.
Leisa is the author of The Mindful Millionaire and founder of Wealth Clinic. Her mission is to help people elevate their financial consciousness, remove money blocks, and restore a healthy and abundant relationship to money and wealth. She’s also the host of the Mindful Millionaire and the Art of Abundance podcasts.
Jonathan is the best-selling author of four books, including “SPARKED,” “How to Live a Good Life,” and “Uncertainty.” Known as the ‘Good Life Guy,’ he hosts the wildly successful Good Life Project podcast. Jonathan has founded several companies with a focus on maximizing human potential. His most recent company is Spark Endeavors, where he is the chief architect and driving force behind the world’s first purpose, engagement, and flow archetypes–the Sparketypes®.
This conversation will be hosted by, yours truly, Steven Morris, CEO of Matter Consulting — brand and culture building expert, advisor, author, and artist. His most recent book, “The Beautiful Business,” encourages entrepreneurs to create an integrated business entity that melds brand, culture, and business strategy.
Join us for a soul-filling conversation about realizing a life of meaning, doing purposeful work, and living the good life of abundance.
The conversation will be live via Zoom and recorded for future viewing for those who register.
Steve can help you create an integrated belief-driven business that can reach and align with more of the right people —employees, customers, donors and investors—in a sustainable and meaningful way.