By Christine Kloser
Earlier this week I was inspired to write this article from a question that came in on my recent “A Daily Dose of Love” reader appreciate call. The question was asked by someone who had seen some businesses be successful by coming from the heart. This caller explained that he was more of a “head” type than a “heart” type and asked for clarity on what coming from the heart in business means; and, how to develop a sense of heart.
The answer that unfolded felt too important to be contained to that group of readers on the call… so here’s what came through me to say to him, I hope it helps you too.
First, coming from the heart is not a business strategy. This is, by far, the most important concept to understand if you truly want to have a heart-based business. Coming from the heart is a way of BEING in your entire life – that spills out to your business.
You cannot fake heart-centeredness; you cannot try to make it look like you are heart-centered when you aren’t. We’ve all seen this done and quite honestly, it makes my skin crawl – it feels gross. Your whole body KNOWS the person talking about heart-centered business isn’t really LIVING it… and you cringe, and go on searching for examples of true authentic heart-centeredness.
A heart-centered business cannot be falsely fabricated from a non-heart centered life!
So the question that stands is how can you OPEN your HEART to ALL that life has to offer so your business becomes simply another magnificent expression of your heart – and the love that resides within you.
If you’re reading this with awareness that you do live from your heart, fabulous. And if you’re reading this not sure if you are, or at least aware you want to experience MORE love and heart-centeredness in your life… here’s one place to start immediately.
As you go about your day, pay extra attention to the small moments that bring a sense of openness and love to your heart. I say the small moments because today alone will bring you tons of them if your eyes are opened! (Rather than those big huge “a-ha” moments that aren’t quite as frequent.)
To help you get started, here’s a short list of some of the things I notice that expand my heart: witnessing the beauty in my blooming orchids, hearing my daughter laugh or my cat purr, noticing the stunning sparkling stars, falling asleep in my husband’s arms, feeling the warmth of the sun on my face, witnessing a client’s success, etc.
Albert Einstein said it best…
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
Someone whose heart has not yet blossomed doesn’t notice the miracle of the stars, orchid, purr, laugh, warmth, etc. Whereas the person who is truly coming from their heart cannot help but be AWESTRUCK by the stars, laughter, etc.
Every day have countless opportunities to be in that state of awe at the very simplest things. You can even practice radical gratitude the next time you take a sip of cold water or feel the shower pouring upon your skin… these can be profoundly simple, yet heart-opening moments.
When you live your life looking for – and expanding – these heart filling moments, you will NATURALLY begin to live your life more from your heart. And, the experience of “coming from your heart in business” will be INEVITABLE!
I’d love to hear your thoughts about what I share here. Do you think I’m nuts? Or do you agree that a heart-centered LIFE is key to a successful heart-based business?
I look forward to reading your comments below.