Nirvana!

Think of death – think of it often – think of it each and every day. Socrates said, “Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.”

Imagine how intense and alive you would be if you live your life taking each day as if that it is the only day you have! There would be no time for past regrets or future worries.

The Sufi poet Rumi says “die before you die” embodying the wisdom that lives each moment in totality, in its full measure. Then, when the moment ends, there is no pain.

When living in the moment has been complete and absolute, you experience nirvana!

Clarity

The starting point begins with clarity – clarity of the vision, mission, values, and aligned mid and short term goals.

The Oxford dictionary defines clarity as:

• the quality of being coherent and intelligible;
• the quality of being easy to see or hear;
• sharpness of image or sound;
• the quality of being certain or definite;
• the quality of transparency or purity.

Engage and empower the team to participate in the success of the organization and lay out clear expectations of what is required of each and how these expectations fit into the overall objective.

Having monthly goals and regular accountability enhances the focus. The regular feedback mechanism allows the team to know what they are doing right and where they need to improve.

The Power of Belief

Have you and your team identified the key ingredients for success in your business?

Elon Musk says, “If you’re trying to create a [successful] company, it’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.”

What is that special effervescent mixing agent which brings it all together, without which success cannot be reached? It is the power of Belief!

When we believe in something, our belief becomes a springboard – catapulting us towards actions, which will make that belief a reality.

You can have the greatest idea/product, the best branding, and market positioning, but if you or your team members do not believe in it, then your business can never attain its full potential.

The right belief can spell the difference between success and failure. But how do we engender the right belief? The process begins when you identify your purpose. Once you are clear about what you want and why the right beliefs become a consequence of that knowing.

So be mindful of the beliefs you create and watch them help your inner radiance shine through.

Actionable Awareness

We know that the greatest successes in business come when we meet the needs of others.  This is true in every sector, in every industry. 

Successful people have an unwavering desire to meet needs – to fix problems and make things better. And awareness – actionable awareness – is the precursor, the kernel from which needs are revealed.

In the corporate world, without actionable awareness, our vision is limited. We remain in a bubble, oblivious to the changes around us and unable to recognize real needs waiting to be met. Lack of awareness also hampers the ability to recognize shortcomings or, indeed, capitalize on strengths. 

The deep awareness of your vision, mission, and values and aligning your actions with them enables you to zero in to what you want to achieve.

Thus actionable awareness leads to a deeper and more enduring experience of success — that is, it leads to the emergence of the Corporate Sufi.

Corporate Sufi!

What is Corporate Sufi?

I use the word Sufi as a symbol for the esoteric side of all people. It goes beyond labels and focuses on the essence. On the outside people are different, on the inside not that different. Rumi the Sufi giant says, “We are all fellow travelers in the journey of life and we all face the same seasons of life.” 

Why is this approach important in the corporate world? It gets rid of toxicity, egotism, and turf wars – all of which are highly detrimental for the business

I use the word “Corporate” in Corporate Sufi to symbolize the drive to excel in business, profession, or career.

Corporate Sufi thus reflects someone who is driven, focused, and goal-oriented, yet heart-centered, principle-centered, and balanced – a person who aspires both material and spiritual abundance.

I believe that success without happiness is a failure, that balance leads to more success, not less. It is about taking your life from success to significance.

Corporate Sufi Worldwide’s mission is to inspire and empower leaders at all levels to achieve material success, blended with a deep sense of purpose, passion, and happiness. We call this the synergy of Business, Balance & Beyond.

World View!

What do you see around you?

When you read or hear the news, you will notice more bad news reported than good news. Around your family, friends, work, stakeholders, network you will see a variety of personalities. You will see the good, the bad, the different, and the indifferent.

However, your ultimate view of the world will be determined not by how the world is, but how you are! This is because the processing of the world view is in your domain and what you see around you reflects who you are.

If you are a good person you will see more of the good in others!

Luck!

What is your game plan to achieve your goals?

If you do not have specific goals and a clear game plan you will rely on Luck to provide you success and usually, Luck prefers to side with the winner who has done his or her prep.

Some of the things to keep in mind in preparing your game plan will include:

–  Being organized so at any given point in time you have a written list of outstanding things to complete and a timeline.

– Preparing not only the “To do” list but also the “Not to do” list. Practicing the mantra of less is more.

– Being prepared to say “No” to many things that don’t lead you to your goals and “Yes” to a few things that do.

– Doing one thing at a time from your game plan to its completion is better than many half-done jobs.

– Doing tasks from your game plan very well the first time around so you avoid doing it again.

– Being an effective delegator and utilizing your team well.