2018 is round the corner, I'm sure you are thinking about your macro goals for the new year. How about turning to the spiritual world for inspiration?
Taking a leaf from the ancient Indian holy text the Vedas, think about your business as though it were a physical body. The 7 Chakras are the energy centres of your body through which energy flows. With any of these blocked or miss-aligned, your body and businesses is out of synch. This results in dis-ease, emotional imbalance and business stagnation, stifled growth and wasted energy.
Getting your business energy right is key to speeding the flow of your success.
Here’s how you can look at balancing your business Chakras and aligning energy for perfect flow and success in 2018
1. THE ROOT CHAKRA: THE FOUNDATION
This is about building a stable foundation for your business with a deep-rooted purpose. It’s about defining and articulating the ‘WHY’ of your business and the reason you exist.
Your purpose and WHY can't be about making money. It needs to be based on what benefit you bring to the world, how you make a difference in people’s lives and help solve their problems. Profit, wealth and abundance is a byproduct of getting this right.
Without this foundation, your business premise is weak with a potential downside risk looming.
2. THE SACRAL CHAKRA– ABUNDANCE AND NEW EXPERIENCES
The creation Chakra, here’s where as a leader you empower your people with the freedom to create amazing products and services that in turn create abundance for your business.
This is also about seeking new experiences, trying new things and keeping your mind fresh and open to new possibilities.
3. THE SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA – CONFIDENCE, POWER CENTER
This Chakra implies claiming your power without diminishing the power of others. We act from a place of confidence and doing what we believe is right and in the best interest of the business. Actions aligned with our business philosophy and what helps and benefits our people and our clients.
This is also about acting in your power zone responsibly and ethically.
4. THE HEART CHAKRA- EMPATHY, THE ABILITY TO FEEL
The heart Chakra is about building strong relationships through empathy. It’s the ability to lead with your ‘heart.’ Building a business with a conscious that uplifts the lives of others.
Internally, this is about creating an environment between employees and management, or the company and its client, that is free of constant criticism, abuse, guilt and rejection. Your business will instead exude acceptance of yourself and others, forgiveness, love, initiative and teamwork.
Heart makes your business stand out amidst the crowd and attracts the right people to you.
5. THE THROAT CHAKRA – COMMUNICATING YOUR PURPOSE
Communicating your business philosophy, DNA and your “WHY” is key to your business’ success.
This fifth throat Chakra is the nerve centre of your communication. This is the place you communicate your purpose and why you exist as a business. The clearer we are with our purpose, the easier it is to communicate it in an authentic way.
Assuming all the other Chakras are balanced, you can now consciously communicate your purpose and vision that provides your employees and clients a beacon for where you are headed and what you stand for. You are on-purpose and doing the work you love with true passion.
6. THE THIRD EYE – INTUITION
This sixth Chakra also known as the third eye is the centre for seeing and knowing and is a conduit from our intellect to our intuition. This is about seeing beyond the obvious, being completely aware, totally present and connected with every aspect of your business.
The third eye is your businesses ‘sixth sense.’ Sharpen this and the decisions get better, driven by your intuition and guided by universal source energy.
7. CROWN CHAKRA – STRATEGIC PLANNING
Situated at the top of your head in your physical body, in a business context, it’s about the goals and strategies that drive the business forward. This is where true transformation begins.
The macro big picture thinking that moves the needle for the business. Here, one sees the destination, where you need to be and how you are going to get there.
This is also about keeping your focus on the bigger picture and not getting lost in the day to day.
With your Chakras balanced and the energy flowing through unhindered, your businesses is better positioned for growth and greatness. As an inspired leader, you are transcending the basics, exploring and expanding your offerings, and more importantly, energizing your-self.
So here's wishing you all the best in balancing your business Chakras and to the beginning your transformation in 2018.
About the author
Ashok Miranda is a Business Transformation Architect and founder of Transform and Transcend. As a consultant, trainer, and speaker, he is passionate about helping businesses transform for success in the digital age. Ashok's areas of expertise encompass company culture transformation, brand and marketing transformation and customer experience transformation.