Ryan Eliason on Conscious Entrepreneurship

Welcome, here is an excerpt of an essay by Ryan Eliason (Ryan is the founder of Visionary Business School and the Social Entrepreneur Empowerment Network.)

“Our rapidly growing movement consists of over 200,000 caring people from every country on Earth who believe that business can be a powerful force for good in the world.

This book will serve as a tremendous resource for you as you build a lucrative career rooted in profound service. But first, I invite you to click below and watch my new video if you haven’t done so already. It will only be up for a few days, and I don’t want you to miss this…

In this essay you’re going to discover why some people are able to make great money while following their heart and being of profound service while others scrape by, barely earning enough to survive when they attempt to follow their passions?

You’ll learn why some people are able to grow a successful business while enjoying a wonderful lifestyle with plenty of free time for everything that matters to them, while others work insanely long hours, compromising the rest of their lives in pursuit of a business vision that seems to elude them?

You’ll come to understand why success comes naturally to some people as they express themselves genuinely and authentically, while others struggle mightily, and often feel as though they’re trying to squeeze a square peg into a round hole?

How To Make a Lucrative Career Out of Profound Service

The 9 Best Niche Markets That Empower You To Profit From Doing Good

May all beings be peaceful May all beings be healthy May all beings be happy

This book is dedicated to the creation of a compassionate, just, sustainable, spiritually awake world where everyone wins!

Human civilization as we know it is unsustainable, and is currently expressing only a tiny fraction of its true potential. However, there is a great awakening taking place. A beautiful future is possible – perhaps one that is even more amazing than we can imagine.

This is a time of unprecedented opportunity, and it is no accident that you are alive on the planet today. I believe that every single one of us has an important role to play in the healing and transformation of our world.

My deepest prayer is that you will realize your full potential in service to the greater good. May this book empower you on that path.

May your life be a full expression of your deepest values, and may you play a part in building a world of extraordinary equality, justice, peace, cooperation, health, prosperity and harmony with the natural world.

Before we get into the 9 best ways to get paid for changing the world, you may want to know a little about my background…

My Story

I’ve been focused on empowering socially conscious changemakers all of my adult life. My work was born out of a powerful wake-up call I experienced at age 19, when I had a tangible experience of the interconnectedness of all life. More on that later.

As a teenager, I co-founded YES! (a non-profit organization) which has supported more than 675,000 young visionary leaders from 65 nations working on social change, human rights, and environmental sustainability. However, I ran into many frustrations with the non-profit field and turned to business in my early 20s.

I believe that business can be a powerful force for good on the planet. It can also be a very destructive force, depending on how it’s used.

I started many businesses in my 20s and 30s, including a massage therapy practice, a database consulting business, a fundraising consulting business, an executive recruiting firm, and my current company which coaches and trains socially conscious entrepreneurs to earn more money and have a greater positive impact in the world.

For over 25 years I’ve been on a quest to prove that you don’t have to choose between making a living and making a difference. At first it seemed like my options were very limited, since everywhere I turned I either saw good-hearted people being of service in the world and sacrificing their own needs in the process, or I saw people making a lot of money by doing things that provided little real value to the world.

I also looked around me and saw a large portion of businesses in America, and around the world, doing more harm than good to the planet and our collective well-being. So, it was only natural to come to the conclusion that the quest for money was somehow evil, or at least a little dirty, impure, or unspiritual in some way.

But deep down I knew it didn’t have to be this way. Money is simply a medium of exchange. There is nothing inherently good or evil about it. It’s how we make it, and how we spend it, that matters.

At first I had very few role models for people that were making a profound contribution to

the world and making a great living doing it. However, I kept looking, and over the years I discovered and befriended hundreds of changemakers who had found a way to earn a good living while expressing their higher purpose, and making the positive difference they are on this planet to make.

In my coaching business I have been particularly blessed. I have had the rare opportunity over the past 12 years to spend thousands of hours in intimate one on one conversations with socially conscious entrepreneurs, supporting them to explore the synergy between making a living and changing the world. At this point I no longer have any doubt that you can make a lucrative career out of profound service.

Well over 200,000 changemakers from 112 countries participated in my trainings over the past few years. My programs have empowered the participants with the tangible skills and mindset shifts needed to expand the reach and positive impact of businesses that focus on a triple bottom line: People, Planet, and Profit. I am now considered one of the world’s top coaches for socially conscious entrepreneurs.

What You’ll Get From Reading This Book

My work has taught me that there are as many ways to change the world as there are people on this planet. Each of us has a unique role to play, and we’re all desperately needed at this critical time.

If we’re going to survive and thrive as a species, it’s going to take all of us working together, each playing a part that contributes to our collective evolution.

However, in order for you to play your part you need to be financially empowered.

If you are distracted by financial worries, or just spending a substantial portion of your time earning a living in a way that doesn’t fully empower you to give your gifts to the world, then you’re caught in a trap.

It’s a common scenario, and well over half the people alive today are caught in this trap. Many people spend their entire lives searching for a way to make a living that is more satisfying, and makes a bigger positive impact in the world. Sadly, many people never find a way to express their soul’s deepest truth through the method by which they earn a living.

If you’ve already found your calling, hooray! I hope this book shows you a path to expand your positive impact and earn more money while you’re at it.

If you’re still searching for a career path, or a business model, that allows you to be your most authentic self in service to the greater good, then you’re definitely meant to be reading this book!

You just might find the clarity you’ve been looking for in the following pages.

In the course of working with thousands of changemakers, I’ve witnessed hundreds of ways that people get paid for changing the world. Some of them work better than others. Some methods will make a more profound positive difference. Some will lead to greater income.

I’ve covered what I believe are the 9 best ways you can get paid for changing the world. You are probably qualified to take one or more of these 9 paths, and succeed at a high level. You might even be qualified to combine several of these paths into one truly satisfying venture that is completely worthy of your time and devotion.

Reading this book will help you to understand what you are most qualified to do, what you would most love to do, and what it will take from you to be highly successful with your chosen path.

You might discover some totally new business venture that jazzes you up, or you may find ways to bring a much greater sense of purpose and meaning to the work that you’re already doing.

You will develop deep clarity on how to get paid extremely well, and how to make a lucrative career out of profound service to the world.

I struggled for many years to create these things for myself. I don’t want you to struggle like I did.

By choosing the right path that is a great fit for you and dedicating yourself to the journey, you can prevent years (maybe a lifetime) of struggle and find the deep joy and satisfaction that can only come from living your soul’s purpose and having financial security.

If you’ve been through a lot of disappointments up until this point, you may have difficulty believing that it’s ever going to happen for you. I know how that feels. There were points in my past where I felt like I would have to forgo my deeper calling to serve humanity in order to focus on paying the bills…”