Highlights of This Episode:
- Why the virtue-vs.-money myth is so powerful in our culture
- How to make a healthy profit and a real difference in the current business ecosystem and still be in alignment with what feels true and right to you
- How to make important business practices such as marketing and sales nourishing rather then draining
- The different types of support, learning, and development needed for later-stage businesses
- How normal it is to change your business model multiple times before finding the right structure that serves you, your clients, and your business
- Why you can’t future-proof your business
- Why things will always take longer than you anticipate
- The most important quality for building a business
“Every act of business can be an act of love.” — Mark Silver
A Note from Charlie:
Today’s guest is a long-time friend of mine and a fellow business coach of sorts. Mark works mainly with microbusiness owners – solopreneurs or small businesses with very small teams, often in the healing arts.
One of the reasons that I value Mark’s perspective is that he infuses spirituality with his business teaching and personal development. He is a designated master teacher in the Sufi lineage and he is currently studying for his Master’s in divinity with a specialty in ministry and Sufi studies.
So, as you can see, he’s a fellow Creative Giant with a lot of different interests. I’d say he’s integrating them quite well.
If you think that spirituality and business can’t mix, or if you are struggling to find that balance for yourself, listen to today’s episode.
About Mark Silver:
Mark is the founder of Heart of Business, and a successful business teacher and healer who brings an active connection with the Divine to his work. Heart of Business has helped thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners to integrate the nitty-gritty of business with the heart-opening truths of spirit in a way that actually helps the business be profitable and make a difference in the world.
Mark has run a magazine, worked as a paramedic, operated a distribution business, been an activist, and worked in the non-profit arena. He has failed horribly in business, and he has succeeded beautifully, each in turn.
Trained at the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism in Organizational and Business Healing, he is a Sufi healer and teacher. His vision is that in the process of developing your business so it becomes profitable and sustainable, your heart will deepen in knowing its own truth.
Mark lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife Holly, their twin sons, Sam and David, two cats, Rafi and Kira, and as much rain as you care to soak up.
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