The Zen of Success – Connectedness
People who live from paycheck to paycheck normally keep close ranks socially, they tend to stick to family and close friends, while the Successful open their circles to anyone including neighbors, colleagues, and friends of friends, anyone who might be an ally financially or in business, and that means not only joining the appropriate groups, but putting yourself out there as a Leader.
It is part of the human DNA in each one of us that we connect with others, and most of us feel strongly that things happen for a reason, many are sure of it, sure of it because in their soul they know that we are all connected. The Successful understand that yes, we are individuals, responsible for our own judgments and in possession of our own free will, but nonetheless we are part of something larger, and the more connected among us are part of something even larger again.
Some might call it the collective unconsciousness, while others have labeled it kindred spirits or life force, but whatever your word of choice, the Successful gain confidence from understanding and knowing that we are not isolated from one another or from the earth, and the life on it.
Successful Entrepreneurs understand well that this feeling of Connectedness implies certain responsibilities, and as we are all part of a larger picture, we must not harm and seek to take unfair advantage of others in business because we will be harming ourselves, we must not exploit because we will be exploiting ourselves, any success quickly fades, and our awareness of these responsibilities actually creates our value system.
The Successful understand that being connected requires commitment and being proactive – it’s all about building and maintaining relationships, Connectedness is being non-judgmental, being of and delivery excellent service to others, keeping one’s own negative thoughts under control, rejecting any need to be ‘right’, recognizing and valuing diversity of opinion and culture.
Many successful Entrepreneurs fully understand and easily develop and maintain their market Connectedness as the most significant linchpin and driving force in the success and growth of the valuable relationships, without which their entrepreneurial and personal success would remain elusive and unattainable, and as we move forward into the Age of Connectedness which seems to grow more complex and difficult to unravel its secrets, we only need to see with a simple vision to understand and find success and elusive happiness.