Just spending some time with a great mentor of mine and have re-visited the spiritual work of ‘The Four Agreements’… WOW! It’s wisdom that transends race, religion, age and education… the basics of an authentic life.
I studied this piece about 25 years ago and have had it hanging on my wall – but a whole different experience to embrace it from the concept of our business life. Imagine the personal release available to you and the value you could offer others with a life committed to doing your best with these spiritual principles. I immediately saw in my mind the impact of using these principles to bring our focus to adding more value to our networks, community, customers and partners.
Not sure what I’m talking about? It’s the work of Miguel Ruiz, spiritual author and teacher.
The Four Agreements are:
1. Be Impeccable with your Word: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.
2. Don’t Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
3. Don’t Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.
No matter what your business is – whether it’s a Home Business like mine or a franchise, or a traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ business…. envision the authentic reach into your networks as you move forward fully committed to these principles. Join me?
2015 is gonna be awesome!!! 🙂