You, The Business Warrior
What is The Way of the Business Warrior? If business is your game, get ready for the ride of your life.
First, let us begin with the obvious. In your business, you either make the sale, or you don’t. You do or you don’t, there is no try. You get the customer or you don’t, there is no try. Your business makes a profit or it doesn’t, there is no try. There is no in between. Why? Why do things work this way?
There is an order by which all things arise and work. Every moment is a moment of new creation. On and off states, called dualities, is what we experience in all of life, including business.
Here is a question for you. Do you think our moments arise by accident or as an exactly perfect outcome of a series of natural laws? Remember, there is no middle ground. It is either all accidental or all perfection, but not a mixture of the two.
If it was all accidental, none of the laws of physics would work, biology would not work, nothing would work. Therefore, it is all a precise outcome of set laws. The Way of the Business Warrior is the one that gets you on the path to discovering the truth behind what happens in your business.
Now you can make your life a glorious adventure financially by understanding the totality of experience and creation.
Michael Gerber, author of the best-selling business book, The E-Myth Revisited, says in that book that “Contrary to popular belief, my experience has shown me that the people who are exceptionally good in business aren’t so because of what they know, but because of their insatiable need to know more.
The problem with most failing businesses I’ve encountered is not that their owners don’t know enough about finance, marketing, management, and operations – they don’t, but those things are easy enough to learn – but they spend their time and energy defending what they think they know. The greatest business people I’ve met are determined to get it right no matter what the cost.”
Here is another interesting bit of information. Harvard Business School and INSEAD (the top European business school) have concluded from research that the two most effective new business tools for twenty-first century executives are meditation and intuition. These are metaphysical subjects! Why?
Robert Kiyosaki, in his best-selling book Rich Dad, Poor Dad, says that money is just an idea.
In fact, money is merely an ‘energy exchange system’, a means of exchanging complimentary values built within any two participants. The Way of the Business Warrior looks under the hood to know how this all works, and uses that knowledge to create exact outcomes, to create and thrive instead of react and survive.
Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can or you can’t – either way you are right.”
Everyone has things that they can do now that they could not do before. You can now walk while as a child you could not. The ground never changed, but you did. You can now read while you once could not.
The English language never changed, but you did. At one time, Bill Gates could not write software, now he can. The world did not change, Bill did. At one time, Oprah Winfrey did not have the attention of millions of people worldwide, now she has. The world did not change, Oprah did.
At one time, Jesus could not perform miracles, and then he did. Miracles did not change, Jesus did. At one time, the Buddha was not enlightened, and then he was. The ways of the universe did not change, the Buddha did.
As Deepak Chopra says, “Within every desire is the mechanics of its fulfillment.” And of course there is the famous quote by Jesus Christ that says, “If you can? Anything is possible for him who believes.”
Do you get the picture?
There are a million things that a great person can do now that they could not do years ago. Why is that?
It is never those things that changed. What changed was the idea that this person had of himself or herself. Have you seen the movie The Matrix? When Neo changed his idea of himself, he was able to do the undoable. It is so with everyone. Capability is nothing more than a shift in what you think you are. What You Really Are is a being with infinite possibilities. Everyone is. We are all literally an idea.
As such, success is not something we can chase and get, it is something that we attract by the persons we become. We become those persons by changing the idea of what we think we are.
The problem is not with the world. The problem, if there is one, is with your recognition of yourself and your world. The way you perceive and interpret yourself and your world is a system. Change that system, through seeking new truths, and you change your world. This is The Way of the Business Warrior.
Think now of a Karate dojo. In a dojo, the sensei gives you an opponent to fight with. But your opponent is not really an opponent. He or she is there simply to give you a framework through which to test yourself. In a dojo, you get to discover and learn about yourself, your flexibility, focus, potential, and so on.
You rapidly do so using the illusion of having an opponent to beat, go back and train, so you can come back and beat. But in reality, the dojo is merely a place where you can work on your inside. The externals, such as the opponent, merely give you a frame of reference to work on your inside. And the better you get inside, the more you master outside.
A business is the same. It is an inner work mirror, an inner training harness. Whatever successes you see in your business are a reflection of your inner state in that regard. Whatever challenges you face in business are a reflection of the illusions or fears you still hold and believe in.
In fact, even childhood fearful events that you never resolve can show up in your business as negative business matters until you resolve them. The essence will be the same, but the context will change.
Carl Jung put it well when he said, “The psychological rule says that when an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside, as fate. That is to say, when an individual remains undivided and does not become conscious of his inner contradictions, the world must perforce act out the conflict and be torn into opposite halves.”
And James Allen points out that “What you are, so is your world. Everything in the universe is resolved into your own inward experience. It matters little what is without, for it is all a reflection of your own state of consciousness. It matters everything what you are within, for everything without will be mirrored and colored accordingly.”
The Way of the Business Warrior is to look at all things in her or his business as fun challenges for inner work. The Business Warrior recognizes that things are not good or bad, blessings or curses, but all opportunities either for enjoyment or for finding new truths to break through to new levels. Even a really hard challenge has fruit hidden within it.
The choice is simple. You can either remain in the rat race or join the eagles. A rat and an eagle have different cognitive systems, different ways they perceive the world.
The Way of the Business Warrior is to change their cognitive system, for it is the only way to move from the rat race to the eagle’s open skies. It is a choice to go through to the end without retreat, detached and open, asking why at all turns, asking for help, being unstoppable by refusing to stop, and moving forward with nothing to defend. As Carlos Castenada says, “Every living thing has been granted the power, if it so desires, to seek an opening to freedom and go through it.”
“There is a science of getting rich, and it is an exact science, like algebra or arithmetic. There are certain laws which govern the process of acquiring riches, and once these laws are learned and obeyed by anyone, that person will get rich with mathematical certainty.” These are the words of Wallace D. Wattles.
You may have often wondered why some people seems to have all the luck and others do not, even though they may outwardly look to be more deserving. Now you are beginning to see that The Way does not discriminate. The Laws work precisely, no matter who applies them.
All that matters, therefore, is to know The Way. And in that, from one Business Warrior to another, I wish you the highest possible achievements.