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What is your BE-IS-NESS?

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What is your BE-IS-NESS? By Lara Berg

My love for entrepreneurship started at a very young age… from the age of 5 running lemonade stands, to having a newspaper routes (gotta ‘THANK” my Mom for helping me here!), to making up price lists for different chores and going up & down the street pitching my services to my neighbors, to being the first to jump into raising money for a school fundraiser… I have always loved taking initiative.

Upon graduating high school, I knew I wanted to study business at University because I used to think, “everything is a business and so I’ll study business, and then I have tons of options!” I then completed my Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management from Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

That was in 2009… fast forward to 2013… my life and view on life has completely changed.

To keep a long story short… I went from feeling like I was chained to a 9-5 desk job living an unhealthy lifestyle… to making many SIGNIFICANT HUGE changes… to now living and loving life with the man of my dreams & growing 3 profitable businesses, which are all based around our shared passions.


I’ve also learned that “everything is NOT a business,” … “everything is PERSONAL.”On my journey so far, I have also discovered a key term that has changed my view of business forever.

This term is BE-IS-NESS.

“What is a be-is-ness”?

I call all three of these businesses… my BE-IS-NESS.  They aren’t separate. It’s a WHOLE.

So, what is it?

What’s your BE-IS-NESS?

It’s who you are BE-ing… it’s your Is-Ness.

Your Be-Is-Ness.

When you are running a business, it IS who are BE-ing in the world. It reflects your “Is-Ness.”

It’s not just about the bottom line, or about profit, and it’s more much more even than blanketing what you’re doing under ‘social entrepreneurship.’

As you probably now, it’s never smart to do anything solely for financial gain. Even our man, Russell Simmons, who is the third richest figure in hip hop, having a net-worth estimate of $340 million as of April 2011 says in his book, “Super Rich” (which I highly recommend!) that as soon as he smells or senses that a potential new business partner is only it in for the money, he walks the other way.

Being profitable is important, but you should not be doing what you’re doing, “just to make money.” … Where’s the love?

Build a sustainable business by having a positive impact on others and down the line, the more profitable you become, the more you can grow, give back, and impact the world.

Make a Difference. Make a Dollar.

Make a Dollar. Make a Difference.

Do well, and do good at the same time.

Follow what you’re really passionate about… profit WILL follow.

Or as Russell says, “Only do sh*t you believe in!”

It might take you a couple years to begin to break even and make a profit, but this is for almost every business. It will take up to 5 years to have your foundation laid.

And I’m right there with you. I’m learning, too. I’m a few years in, and I can tell you that you must have GUMPTION.

What is GUMPTION, exactly?

It’s shrewd or spirited initiative and resourcefulness.


More on GUMPTION and the 4 major lessons that I have learned when it comes to being a successful entrepreneur.

In closing, I encourage you to sit down, think about, and feel around what you’re ‘BE-IS-NESS’ is… What’s your ‘is-ness? Who are you BE-IS-ing? Who do you really want to be? The answer is most likely, “I just want to be my Self! My truest, highest, best Self.” … Through this comes your BE-IS-NESS.

Until next time…

Much Love,

Lara’s Bio
Lara loves India, and she loves entrepreneurship, which is why she’s our main contributing writer from Canada! She’s an entrepreneur growing businesses around her passions of yoga, natural healing, music, and she also has a business consulting practice. She and her partner Kevin are Tantra Yoga Teachers as well as Laughter Yoga Leaders. It’s their mission to help people not only ‘look on the Brightside,’ but feel BRIGHT, too, through BrightSideYoga.com. Ultimately, Lara is about helping people remember their true nature… LOVE.  She contributes articles that are both entrepreneurial and personal in nature helping you discover more of your Self and grow more in your life and business.

What is Entrepreneurship?

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What is Entrepreneurship? By Amalia Ghiban

I know a lot of people are asking and I also know a lot of people are answering with definitions, concepts, opinions etc. As a freelancer, I believe that entrepreneurship is a life style, therefore each and every single one of us can be an entrepreneur. And this life style is based on conscious choices of making this world a better place, give to others and yes, making some money in the process.
How do we recognize an entrepreneur?
He runs a company? He has a certain number of employees? He makes a certain amount of profit? … may be or may be not, I think that what matters here is that an entrepreneur is a designer, a designer of his own lifestyle.
He is a human being like everyone else, emotional, spiritual, thoughtful and active. And his actions are based on his values. And he knows what his values are because he is aware of what he wants to build and what he wants to become. And when that happens, when actions get aligned with values, then motivation arises, motivation to get out of bed in the morning and know that he has a purpose to follow.
An entrepreneur challenges the system to create a change, builds his own rules and follows them, believes in himself and in the people around him, he is strong as a pillar and in flow like water; he is the one giving the first step.
An entrepreneur knows and respects the importance of failure, and he fails greatly, and he learns with it, and works hard, and fails once more and stands up again and work even harder, because at the next step success will rise, and he will know it when he tastes it.
An entrepreneur values, believes, feels and acts for his purpose; he will be open to feedback, but never lose his authenticity.
An entrepreneur is the CEO and the house maid in the same time.
Are you ready to become one?
Until next time…

Much Love,


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Amalia’s Bio

Amalia loves India, and she loves entrepreneurship, which is why she’s our main contributing writer from Portugal! She considers herself a global citizen. Born and raised on the shores of the Danube in Romania and hosted by the power of the Atlantic in Portugal, for the last 5 years. She has tried most of the areas that her economic background recommended her for, like: banking, project management, marketing and finance, but her passion for people was not being expressed in any of them. Coaching came to give a name to what she was already doing but without knowing it, and it freed her from the system, where she was not fitting. Since she took this path, she is constantly designing her life and herself along with it. She expresses her passion for people and uses it as a catalyst. She is making this world a better place with each step she takes.

My Understanding of a Genius

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My Understanding of a Genius By Kamal Seth

A genius is a symbol of the collective future intelligence of humanity. He sees what the humanity of his time does not see. He is ahead of the time and is perhaps looking at life, perception of reality, existence, God, problems of our times; beyond the filters of the mind. He is able to see what the others cannot and realizing that he keeps going about his life for the greater good of humanity. He has perhaps realized that it is possible to envision without being trapped by the perceptive constraint of time. He lives in the now and increases his awareness with every passing moment, which means he becomes more wise, intelligent and aware as he moves on in his life. He also has a sixth sense or a powerful intuition and this comes naturally to him. He has learnt how to use his increasing awareness and intuition for the benefit of the world. He loves the world as it is but makes efforts to make it better with his gifts. He takes this as a responsibility and not a burden and this continues to inspire him to keep going without any expectation of a reward or recognition. If they come along the way, he will take it in his stride with gratitude and become even more responsible for doing even greater work in his life.

His love for nature and humanity transcends beyond self and just humans. He is in harmony with himself, his species and the nature. He sees his primary purpose to understand the most existential questions regarding life and makes efforts to move humanity to a higher level where humanity as a whole will be closer to getting those answers. He recognizes this as his part of sharing the collective responsibility, to take humanity along with him towards a higher understanding of life. He has a strong connection with the global consciousness and as he goes about his life, more and more neural, social and technological systems begin to resonate with his sense of purpose, life and what we are here to do.

The power of his imagination goes beyond the world we know, understand or can comprehend. It transcends materialism, time and space. This gives him the ability to look at the existing world and humanity as a whole, beyond religion, politics, science, economics and other believe systems that humans have created. He chooses to focus his life on the area of his calling and his work comes to him as a form of meditation and utter joy. He knows that he can create the future and his role is to continue making contributions from his side and leave the rest. He realizes that unconditional love is the strongest force and energy in the world and has the power to resolve all the negatives that the humanity faces. A genius chooses to make his contribution to the world and humanity through his actions in the area he knows is his calling and strives to take himself and the humanity with him to a higher level during his current form of life he understands or till his material death.

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