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The World Needs MORE Conscious Enterprises

The world needs more conscious entrepreneurs running conscious enterprises. Because I am passionate about this, in June I’ll be running a Master Class in which I  unveil a simple, yet powerful, seven-step process that I have developed for creating viable conscious enterprises of any size in any business area.

Creating Your Vision

In this post I introduce the first of the seven steps, which is “Create your vision and hold it with passion.”

When I say “Conscious Enterprise” I mean an enterprise that operates in a way that everything it does always serves people and the environment or, if you prefer, humanity and the planet.

What is a 'Conscious Enterprise'?

The first step in creating a conscious enterprise is “Create your vision and hold it with passion.”

Every conscious enterprise starts off as a vision in the mind of the founder. Developing such a vision might seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. In this post I describe a simple, yet powerful approach that will enable anybody to create a clear vision for an enterprise that will serve humanity and the planet and also enable the creator to live the life of their dreams.

How do you go about creating and holding such a vision?. Well there are two techniques that I use and I find they’re really powerful. The first of these is called IKIGAI. It’s a Japanese term meaning “Purpose of Life” and the second is my “Five Key Questions”. Let’s look at the first, which is IKIGAI.

Diagram on IKIGAI - the Japanese 'Purpose of Life'

In the diagram above you can see that IKIGAI has all to do with doing something you love doing, something you’re good at, something the world needs and doing something that you’ll get paid for. This diagram brings them together so beautifully and, in the middle, the red spot is the Sweet Spot where you are living the purpose of your life. If you’re in there, running a conscious enterprise, you and the whole world will benefit.

Now the next technique I use is again very powerful, it is “Five Key Questions”, which are:

  1. “Who do you want to work with?” This means who are the people out there in the world that you want to help. Is it homeless people? Is it people who are trying to improve their health? Is it people trying to improve their education? Is it people trying to set up conscious businesses?
  2. “What are you going to do for them?” Are you going to train them? Are you going to support them? Are you going to help them to network with other people?
  3. “How Are You Going To Do This?” So, you know who they are, what you’re going to do for them and the “How” question helps you to actually create your products and services that will support what you want to do.
  4. “How are YOU Going to do it Better?” You can have products and services but, if you really want to help people, you ought to be making your products and services much better than anyone else offering similar. Now that’s not just about fame and fortune. Yes, of course you’ll benefit and make it more profitable for your enterprise and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t (as long as you are not a not-for-profit) but it’ll help the people you’re supporting because it will do it much more effectively. It will waste less of their time, it will make life for everybody less stressful.
  5. “Why Should They Trust You?” It’s very helpful if you think about this in advance. If you’re currently working on something similar and you’re going to set up a conscious enterprise, it might be a good time to get testimonials from the people you’re already working with, because that will help people to know why they can trust you. If you haven’t got testimonials or can’t get them, then you might think about giving a money back guarantee for your products or services. If you’re just starting out and you haven’t done any business yet, then in the Master Class I look in much greater detail on how you can do this.

June Master Class

I will be running two Live Master Class sessions. One on the 13th and one on the 14th of June, depending on which time zone you are living. This is a global event.

Global times for Conscious Business Master Class In the diagram above you can see the timings for the two sessions and if you click on this link it will take you to the John Owens International website where you can then click on events in the Main Menu and you will see two sessions. Click on the one that best suits your time zone and book your session.

I would love to see you on either of these because this will really help you kick start a really sustainable conscious enterprise, not just kick start it but help you to actually take it all the way to maturity.

Now, in my next post I will tell you about Step Two in the Seven Step Process Of Creating A Conscious Enterprise, which is Harnessing the Power of Simplicity, and simplicity brings real power.

I look forward to connecting with you then

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Sarah Outerbridge of Stallion Lawyers

Working with John has been one of the best business decisions I have made.

I have been working with John for almost 12 months now and my business has grown much quicker than it ever would have without his help.

John has kept me accountable, helped me stay on track with my goals and discover and clarify my vision; as well as providing valuable guidance.

In addition, John really cares and it is great working with someone who shares my values.

I would highly recommend John to any business owner looking to take their business to the next level or just wanting to reach their goals faster.

Sarah Outerbridge, CEO, Stallion Lawyers, Gold Coast.

Working with John Owens International (JOI) has been immensely beneficial to our business.

Using the JOI Board Advisory service has helped our Board and senior executive team to gain significant new insights into innovative strategies and structures that have presented new and profitable business opportunities both domestically and internationally.

Using JOI as mentors to our divisional managers has enabled these managers to significantly grow in their roles, resulting in higher performance for their division both organisationally and commercially.

I have no reservations in recommending JOI to any organisation that wants to have the thinking, systems and structures to take itself to the next level.

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Working with John as a coach and mentor has been transformational.

John has a gift for enabling people to view challenging situations, both business and personal, from completely new perspectives that remove blockages and provide a way forward to simple, elegant solutions.

John is committed to achieving the very best for his clients, but they have to be prepared to work for it. Do not work with John unless you are prepared to be stretched and challenged. However, if you are prepared, the results will be amazing.

I have no reservations in recommending John to anyone who wants to achieve real transformation both in their personal and professional lives.

Casey ReidGeneral ManagerThe Leather DoctorQLD, Australia

John’s reputation for bringing rapid change through the power of simplicity to businesses is well deserved.

I first met John when he did consultancy for a business of which I was a director and major shareholder. His techniques enabled John to do the work quickly and get right to the core of our challenges. His keen analysis enabled him to provide the board and executive with some great insights and outstanding recommendations.

His work, both as an enterprise consultant work and a personal mentor, is first class.

John SandfordDirector, Trustee and Advisor

Here exists a brilliant and powerful mind in business. John Owens skills as a business consultant scream one word for every business: transformation.

Since having John on my of directors for my brand – Emily Gowor, Word Artist – I have resolved challenges in the flow of daily and monthly business, devised a company structure that will be put into place in the new year, and brought a significant and clear distinction to the role that I ought and ought not to be playing in my own company.

Without the clarity that John bring to a business, you will not know where you stand within your own enterprise – and your enterprise may very become the owner of you instead of the other around.

The opportunity to have John consult for your business – whether your are an individual with a growing personal brand, a small enterprise or a large corporation (and no matter where you are globally) – is priceless. It will double your revenue at the very least, and bring forward with crystal the most optimal and long-term profitable structure for your business to follow.

Build your success the right way. Take advice form John Owens – he is a genius in business, and will care about your enterprise;s success as much, and in moments, even more fiercely than you do. It’s his commitment every single day to stand for people’s financial and vocational prosperity. Thank you John.

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