When it comes to running a business, you might feel disconnected from the idea of a corporate environment that places an emphasis on profits and performance over people. Though this is a common business style, it is becoming more and more outdated as more individuals lean into being connected with their physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Spiritually based businesses are becoming popular, and many entrepreneurs are taking back control of their business’s culture.
In our previous article, “How to Start a Spiritual Business“, we discussed what a spiritual business is and how you can start one. Once you have started your business it is important to make sure your business practices align with who you are and your vision for your business. Leading with spirituality in mind will help you do this as you operate your business. In this article, we will learn more about what spiritual leadership looks like and why you need it for your spiritually based business.
What Is Spiritual Leadership?
When you lead a spiritual business, you genuinely care about the wellbeing of your employees and customers, mind and spirit. Whether you lead spiritually through a particular ideology or prefer to tune into your spirituality intuitively, being a spiritual leader means you lead with well-being in mind. Spiritual leadership puts well-being first and is in alignment with your values. To lead spiritually you will want to keep your values and your belief in well-being for everyone at the forefront of your mind.
How Can I Lead Spiritually?
Promote Balance – balance in your work and personal life is essential to well-being. Remember this as a leader and encourage your employees to take care of their needs outside of the office. Doing so will promote the mental and physical well-being of your employees allowing them to be their best in all parts of their life, including their work lives.
Create Meaningful Work – feeling that your work is meaningful goes beyond having adequate financial compensation. Employees want to feel that their work is important and what they are doing makes a difference. Be mindful of your why when it comes to creating products or providing services. You and your employees will feel more fulfilment by simply feeling that the work they do matter.
Give Back – leaders know that it is important to take care of their community. This goes beyond caring for your inner circle. Discover if giving back to your community through donations or acts of service would bring spiritual alignment to your business. Many leaders find that contributing to a cause aligns them with their spiritual vision of their business.
Find Clarity with Support
Owning a spiritually based business sometimes means going against the grain of society while following your own path. At times you may need support in making the breakthrough you need to take your business to the next level or creating a business that truly aligns with your values. When this happens connecting with a spiritual business coach can help. Consider finding a coach that aligns with your values and supports your vision to help you lead and succeed, spiritually.