What’s the “Return On Investment”? — If You Don’t Know You’re Not Ready
Turn Traditional Valuation Methods on Its Head
When Bill Gates and Warren Buffet pledged their life savings to charity, do you think they sat down with the heads of the various charities and said, “What is the return on my investment”? Of course your business is not a charity, but the parallel I am drawing here is that they knew exactly what the return on their investment was to be; a better world. They would of course question the head of the charity on how they envisioned creating a better world and then assess if it aligned with their own vision.
When you invest in getting an office environment that is creative, vibrant and alive, you may not be able to say, “We expect an annualised return of 25% of this investment”, but you will be able to say that your staff and your managers will have the drive and passion to create success. The definition of success is very much in the intention that you set when you have an office that is fully aligned with their purpose.
When James Clerk Maxwell theorised in the 1870’s about radio waves he did not theorise about the return on his investment, he was in the pursuit of knowledge and advancement of humanity. When you look at the dysfunctionality of your business I am sure you focus on the bottom line and wondering how you may save your business. However, your passion is not money and thus you cannot align yourself with it. It may be the result that wealth has that you aspire to, or the lack of it that you are trying to avoid. When you focus on money in your business you are pushing your valuable energy in the direction of either materialistic values (external) or fear (negative emotion of lack), neither of which is going to get you what you want. You need to focus on what your true passion is; the creating! As per the example above, Mr. Maxwell focused on his passion and the monetary values were secondary, or a byproduct. The paradox is; the more you focus on the money aspect of your business, the more you will struggle to attract the success that brings you wealth.
I am sure you have heard the wisdom “Find your passion and the money will follow”. According to the “Law of Attraction” we attract what we are, so if you are passionate about what you do, you attract positive outcomes because passion carries a positive vibration. If you, however, are focused on negative values attached to the money aspect of your business you will attract more challenging scenarios. If you are only one sole operator, you can pretty easily work on yourself to align your mindset to your true desires in order too raise your vibrations. What happens when you have an office full of people that bring their own vibrations and experience to the collective energy? You now have to get all these individual energies to align with the passion to drive the success of your business.
The graph at the top of the article is a model I developed to show how to approach any group of people that need to work towards a common goal. As you can see, you are investing in the influences (the satellites in the model) driving people’s vibrations up or down. Improve the influences and each persons’ vibrations increase, thus creating an upwards vibrational movement of the collective energy of the group. When you improve these aspects within a business, each staff member will increase their own passion and drive for the business. You gain more efficient and loyal staff members who are only to happy to work towards the same goals you have. In some cases the staff member will realise that it is not what they have a passion for and leave, which is equally beneficial since an energy that was not making a positive contribution to the collective energy is now not contributing towards the vibration going down. It is critically important for us to instil in each person that they are only responsible for maintaining their own vibrations (actions, thoughts and words) at the highest levels. Instilling this mindset will allow each person to look within and stop focusing on their external environment. Once you take the external pressure away from a person they can focus on the present releasing the past and without judgement embrace whatever the future might hold. A lot of people do not pay attention to these values until you point it out to them and show them the results it has on them. We need to give each person the tools to work on themselves to fulfil their end of the bargain. You are investing in tools.
When you have gone through the process and your staff is trained you will the the transformation take place before your eyes. You cannot measure it yet, but when new business comes through the door and you produce better services/products and you are, as a team, reaching new creative heights, you will also notice the change on the bottom line.
Ask not what “Monetary Return On Investment” you will get, ask “How will this raise our staff’s individual EQ (Emotional Quotient)?”. NB. with EQ comes awareness of ones own (and other’s) vibrations and thus the ability to raise the same.
Go out and make this a better world for all of us by being the best you can be.
Originally published at The Alchemy Experience.