Is it for sale? Will it pay-off? Does it have a point?
Last week I saw a brief video from a much loved and admired spiritual entrepreneur. She was speaking about a trend she has been observing and the feelings it was bringing up: the monetization of our gifts. She wasn’t saying good or bad, just asking questions that stirred up questions in me.
At the intersection of our personal lives as spiritual beings and our business lives as spiritual entrepreneurs, how do we decide what is worth pursuing?
Asking ourselves if an idea is a viable money-maker and how it might be packaged are valid inquiries, but perhaps there are additional questions:
- Are we starting to look at everything in our lives this way?
- Do we abandon inspired ideas when we can’t see how they will bring income or fit into our brand?
- Is every encounter with another adult an opportunity to network? Should it be?
- Are we creating more separation by commercializing our ideas and interactions?
- Are we making time in our lives to feed our souls ‘just because’?
Articulated or unexpressed, we all have guidelines for nurturing and promoting our own creative gifts and inspirations. What criteria do you use to determine if a creative idea should be pursued simply for the joy it brings you versus becoming a package, a class, a product? I’d love to know your thoughts on this. As you can see, this post has more questions than answers.
I’ll close with these possible pointers:
- Our internal guidance system discussed in the Abraham-Hicks teachings say that good feels good, and bad feels bad.
- In promoting our offerings, we can choose messages from heart (love), not hype (fear).
- ‘Question stressful thoughts.’ -Molly Gordon