Why Are You An Entrepreneur? What is your purpose?

Are you purpose-driven in your life and business?

Many entrepreneur mentors talk about how vital it is to follow our spiritual values and make the most authentic choices for creating successful ventures.

“Each of us has a bigger ‘WHY’ that motivates us to do what we do.”
–Kendall SummerHawk

“Being true to your soul attracts IDEAL clients.”
–Baeth Davis

“Identifying, acknowledging, and honoring their purpose is perhaps the most important action successful people take.”
–Jack Canfield

“Your life purpose is more about a way of being you bring to life, than what you do.”
–Brad Swift

{Image from The Spiritual Attraction of Wealth audio program by Pamela Bruner.}

Katie Freiling on The Power of “WHY”

“There’s one question that alone has the power to transform your life and business, fuel you through any challenges, give you the drive and motivation to create results above and beyond what’s ‘average’, and empower you to become truly extraordinary…

“It’s the simple, yet profound question of asking yourself:  WHY?

“Why am I here?”,  ”Why am I on this planet?”, “Why am I building a business?”, “Why do I get up in the morning?”

[From her blog.]

Katie Freiling says: “I’ve gone from in debt to building an online brand that brings in over $575k a year; all from following my heart, leveraging my talents, and becoming a force for inspiration and empowerment in the world.”

She mentions a number of issues that can affect anyone, but may have particular significance for entrepreneurs. See this post for details, plus links to multiple related articles: Katie Freiling on her personal growth as an entrepreneur.

Her programs include :
Cash In On You coaching program for entrepreneurs.
The Unified Tribe – Social networking and support. “Get FREE Step-By-Step Coaching On Exactly How To Build a Widely-Known Brand Around Your Passions…”

In her article Tips To Authentically Market With Soul, Kendall SummerHawk writes about several Marketing and Soul Tips.

Here is the first one:

Always Tie Your Client Results Back To Your Bigger “Why”

She explains, ‘Each of us has a bigger “WHY” that motivates us to do what we do. But when you speak or write about client results, do you tie in those results to your bigger why? If not, you’re missing out on helping your listener or reader link practical results with an authentic, compelling emotion.

‘For example, my bigger “why” is because I want people to love who they are and what they do. That’s my Soul’s Divine Purpose™. I link that to the marketing message of “putting more money in your purse.”

‘So every time I write or speak about a client success I make sure to mention not only how much more they’re making, but how they’re making more doing what they love, with the clients they enjoy best.’

Here is a related video by Million Dollar Marketing Coach Kendall SummerHawk, titled
Pricing and Marketing Strategies for Women Entrepreneurs: Stop Giving “Too Much”

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Changing your life – Finding your purpose with Baeth Davis

“YOUR CLIENTS Are Your Business.

“In essence, the first step to a successful business is being your authentic self. This means loving and appreciating who you are and what you do.

“The second step is recognizing that being true to your soul attracts IDEAL clients. Your clients and customers are the center, the very core of your business.”

From her article What Does It REALLY Take To Have A Successful Business?

Visit her site YourPurpose.com for a free DVD.

Jack Canfield: “Be Clear Why You’re Here”

From his book The Success Principles [on his site – which has other products and programs.]

“I believe each of us is born with a life purpose. Identifying, acknowledging, and honoring this purpose is perhaps the most important action successful people take.

“They take the time to understand what they’re here to do—and then they pursue that with passion and enthusiasm.

“I discovered long ago what I was put on this earth to do. I determined my true purpose in life, my ‘right livelihood.’

“I discovered how to inject passion and determination into every activity I undertake. And I learned how purpose can bring an aspect of fun and fulfillment to virtually everything I do…

“You see, without a purpose in life, it’s easy to get sidetracked on your life’s journey. It’s easy to wander and drift, accomplishing little.

“But with a purpose, everything in life seems to fall into place. To be ‘on purpose’ means you’re doing what you love to do, doing what you’re good at and accomplishing what’s important to you.

“When you truly are on purpose, the people, resources, and opportunities you need naturally gravitate toward you. The world benefits, too, because when you act in alignment with your true life purpose, all of your actions automatically serve others.”

The Life on Purpose Institute

Founded by Brad Swift

From the Self-Test for Individuals on the Institute site:

“Most people have misidentified what a life purpose is, and therefore misidentify their true life purpose.

“I realize this is a bold and provocative statement and here’s why I’m saying it: In asking thousands of people, ‘What do you consider a life purpose to be?’ we found a common theme among most of the replies.

“This ‘cultural perspective’ is: A life purpose is what I’m here to DO while I’m alive.

“From this perspective many people then go to find purpose & meaning either in some job, career, profession or in a primary role like parenting, being a good spouse, good son or daughter, etc.

“I invite you to consider another perspective – the Life On Purpose Perspective:

“Your life purpose is really the ‘overarching meaning of your life’ that can shape you and all that you do. In other words, your life purpose can then be expressed in all areas of your life, not just a few areas like a job or primary role.

“Your life purpose is more about a way of being you bring to life, than what you do.”

Clients of the Institute include small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Follow link to the information page and sign up for FREE Living the Fulfilled Life at

Life on Purpose Institute

The Spiritual Marketing Quest

With Suzanne Falter-Barns & Jeffrey Van Dyk – “a unique combination of tangible marketing strategy PLUS personal transformation.”

Photo: Last year’s Spiritual Marketing Quest, October 2010 :

Two of the multiple testimonials:

“Suzanne and Jeffrey taught and personally demonstrated how to find the common ground between Spirit and your market, and how to be totally aligned with your purpose and make money at the same time. I saw how the two can support each other completely!”
— Dike Drummond

“The line between business and spirit thinned as soon as I crossed through the doors of the conference room and immediately Suzanne and Jeffrey began a sweet, subtle orchestration of purpose and the pedagogy of building an attention getting-brand and a high performing purpose-driven business.”
Karen Rothstein

The Spiritual Marketing Quest

October 14-16 2011

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