In our previous vlog we asked ourselves, “what business am I really in?”
In the Big Sense, we’re all in business to make one another’s lives better. Businesspeople, doctors, teachers, government employees, lawyers, mindfulness practitioners: on some level – deep or superficial – our purpose is to make things go more smoothly for people.
Naturally we aren’t all coming from this helpful place all the time. Our fears and insecurities can fool us into thinking that we need to accumulate more, and that it’s me against everyone else.
As demonstrated by one parable of hell and heaven – where one is populated by hunger-stricken people whose spoon handles are so long they can’t feed themselves, and the other by people who feed one another with those same long spoons – it comes down to being able to consider our current situation from various perspectives. And caring. And transforming that caring into meaningful action.
Hollyhock Board Chair and Renewal Partners President Joel Solomon leverages his roles to model how work, finance and education can be effective vehicles for caring: about our clients, communities, our planet. In this 3.5 minute video, he shares first-hand experiences regarding truth, skillful communication, and how to play well with others in the boardroom.
Incidentally, it was interesting to try to locate a thumbnail to go with the title, “making love in the board room.” Searching for that and all the variations I could think of turned up no more than images of tables, chairs, and occasionally groups of people installed in them. I made the mistake then of searching just “making love,” and it turned up gzillions of pretty racy results. I don’t recommend that if you are shy. What’s that tell us about the way that we do business, that love and boardrooms generally don’t go together? Let’s change that around. Sounds like more fun than tables and chairs.
This is the fourth video in a series on the topic of how money, consciousness, business and love interrelate.
If you’re wondering, “Why would I listen to this guy Joel Solomon?” click here for two minutes regarding his remarkable journey.
For a three-minute video on money as a spiritual path, its nutritive value, and the effects of how it is placed, click here.
For a six-minute video on Joel’s journey to his position on the vanguard of the social entrepreneurship and social finance fields, and on how finance and business are hybrids of both the sacred and profane, click here.
Watch this four-minute vid on how combining business and finance with spirituality can save the planet.
We discuss how business can be a vehicle for awareness and holistic health in this 3.5-minute vlog.
In this 4+ minute vlog, Joel and I strategize for four+ minutes on how to leverage the inevitable screwing up for greater awareness and happiness.
Want to know whether meditation is a discipline or vehicle for pleasure (even better sex)? Watch this 3.5-minute interview.
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