The creative business, a MetaBusiness, stays on the creative levels and off the negatively competitive levels by doing 5 things differently.
Let’s take a brief look at each of the five.
A MetaBusiness balances purpose and profit while being motivated from purpose. What is purpose? Purpose has to do with love. You love something so much that the line between work and play fades. When you come from purpose, joyful doing describes your “work” day.
A recent magazine article quoted a leading television advertising executive as saying, “The only comfort we can take in these figures is that our competition is suffering losses as well.” To a MetaBusiness person such a thought would not make any sense. Rather, a MetaBusiness takes comfort in creativity, cooperation, mutual success and well-being.
On the competitive levels fear breeds greed. More, more, more. Ultimately, greed is not good for business. Destructive and even illegal behaviors result. A MetaBusiness focuses on gratitude and feels grateful.
One of the quickest ways to become identified with the competitive levels is to rush. When you start doing too many things in too short a time you short-circuit your nervous system. A MetaBusines person sets up a flowing rhythm between activity and rest. They know when to speed up and when to apply the brakes and slow down. They know when to stop and do nothing.
The MetaBusiness person is not content working all the time. They enjoy a wholistic lifestyle where there is a dynamic balance among work-play-rest. Hobbies, family life, spiritual practices, physical fitness and work are integral parts of a whole life.
If you find work has become tiring, draining, excessively stressful or fearful then a MetaBusiness approach may be better for you. Give it a try. Transform yourself, transform your culture. Discover how good it feels to be energized, relaxed, creative and joyful.