It is a common trait amongst successful people that what they do, their chosen career or work, serves as the way to their greater purpose. This is what I love about business coaching. People most often come to me for coaching thinking what they most want is to increase their business. The indicator to me that this person has what it takes to be highly successful is when it is clear that they feel they are on a greater mission. That they want to serve the world in some bigger way. Or that they have something to prove to themselves. Their business or career then is a platform for a greater good.
This understanding brings out a clarity that being business-minded isn’t a sell-out, or a conflict or even insurmountable. A successful business then becomes the vehicle to do more good. Look at Oprah. Who can deny that her financial success and highly visible platform enabled her to do even more good in the world. Or Bill Gates. You don’t have to be a celebrity. These are just extreme examples.
It’s having a priority for being business-minded so that you can serve in a way that’s most meaningful to you that creates a prosperous business, a meaningful life and a better world through what you do with your success. Only then is mission accomplished.
Often a change of perspective can help. I have a free eGuide- “Change Your Perspective, Change Your Business”, that my serve you well. Grab it here.