Do I need to know business to be successful?
Welcome. Derek Rydall here, founder of the Law of Emergence and author of the bestselling books Emergence and The Abundance Project. I’m just so glad that you’re here right now, as I’m just in this conversation that really lights me up, around being a thought leader and what it means, what it looks like, how to do it, and how to do it in a way that you can make a living, so you can keep funding your vision and not have to be distracted by so many other things. One of the common questions that comes up is because a lot of thought leaders are heart-centered spiritually inclined. They’re creators. They’re more visionary. One of the questions that comes up is I’m not an entrepreneur. I’m not a businessperson. I don’t have a business. I don’t know how to run a business. I don’t want to run a business. I hate technology. Whenever I open a spreadsheet, I have to lean up against something, so I don’t slip into a coma, or I find myself at the freezer eating Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey. What am I going to do? Maybe that was a little too much information I revealed about myself there.
Here’s the thing. I didn’t know anything about business. I rejected business. My dad was a businessman growing up. I was an artist, and I used to joke that my artist heart and his business head never met. He thought Pearl Jam was something you put on toast, and I thought DOW Jones was his business partner, Mr. Jones. The last thing I wanted to do was build business. I talk about this in other videos, and I really want you to understand. I didn’t know how to do any of this. What I did know was who I really was and why I was really here. I got clear on how my life had prepared me for something very specific through doing the Life Code process that I developed. I’m going to show you how to do the same.
When I got clear on that, and I began to speak from that unique message, that unique gift, that unique life’s work that had been hidden in my life story, even though I didn’t know what I was doing, and I really didn’t, I just shared it. I just posted. I got on calls and spoke about it, and people came in droves, because it turns on this homing beacon that makes people realize you have something that I want or need. It sells itself. They ask you, how can I get it? Where can I get it? Where do I sign?
So, that’s the first thing to understand. Life is much more simple than we’ve made it. The Universe isn’t going, I’d love for you to be a successful thought leader. I’d love you to monetize your gifts, but you’re going to have to get an MBA. You’re going to have to learn about business. No. Just like the oak tree is already in the acorn, and the acorn doesn’t have to go into oak tree school. It just has to surrender to the soil and allow the conditions to meet it. When those conditions match the seed of purpose in you, everything you need will emerge. In your seed is your clients, is your readership, your audience, is the knowledge you need, is the guidance, the direction, the clarity, the right action, the abundance. It’s already in you. You brought it all with you.
I really want you to hear that. You’re not missing anything. Everything you need to be all that you were created to be, to be it successfully, to make money, to make a difference, you brought it with you. I’m going to show you how to begin to bring it out. You don’t have to know technology. I’ll show you the things you need to know, and I’ll show you how to learn them step by step. More than being the sage on the stage, I’m going to be the guide on the side, so that I can help you discover your leadership, help you discover your authority, help you discover just how powerful you are, and help you to learn to no longer lean on the resources, but to lean on the Source, this Source of wisdom and power and genius and abundance within you. I’m telling you, when you get tapped into that it is game on, and you can tell fear it’s game over. I’m telling you what I know.
To Your Emergence!
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