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This is Why You Should Measure Your Success From a Soulful Perspective



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Business and life have changed in the past few months, haven’t they? What plans you had made for 2020 probably had to go through some overhauls or be put on hold until 2021 and beyond.

Our views on what matters, too, might have changed. Family and friends, always important to anyone with a modicum of success, have been looked upon even closer in the hopes that none of them caught the coronavirus. It also probably pushed entrepreneurs to ask deeper questions about their purpose, passion, and direction in all aspects of business.

Take a big step back from your business for a minute. Look at what you have built and created over the past few months or years. Can you feel proud of it? Does it weigh you down too much, making you feel like it is more of a drudgery than something exciting?

Success is a beautiful thing to happen with anyone. It can be as simple as getting a new client or finally breaking through that six-figure level. Deep down, though, you and I are being asked to look at success in a different light.

I’ve come to believe that every single human being on Planet Earth has a soul within them all. It is a guiding light that houses so much information about your life and calls you to switch from hustle-and-grind mode. Quietness, calmness, peace, and good health provide your soul with a balance that you might have lost in recent years.

Let your soul be an anchor for success

Why talk about your soul when it comes to success? Well, many people reach the pinnacle or mountaintop in their chosen field, get all the golden goodies, praise from social media followers, acclaim from other high-profile entrepreneurs…and still feel an emptiness inside.

I’m not saying that you don’t have the hunger or thirst for helping people solve their problems anymore. Not in the least. Your soul, though, can definitely play a bigger role in grounding you when everything feels like it is falling apart. 

What do I mean by grounding? It’s a term that people who meditate probably have heard before. Grounding means to sit still, let your butt get comfortable on the floor or in a chair, and visualize your inner energy helping you feel more centered inside your body. 

If you read about many high-profile, successful entrepreneurs, then you will see many of them speak about the value of meditation. It is quieting your mind from the constant chatter, the to-do lists, the appointment calendar, and the friggin’ cell phone tied to your hand. This quieting of your mind has been a success suggestion since the days of Napoleon Hill’s “Think And Grow Rich” and other new thought writers. 

This process allows your soul to become an anchor for success. Imagine being connected to so much information inside yourself that you can bring it forward into new interactions, content, new ideas, and possibilities. Your soul’s deepest longing is for you to feel loved. I truly believe this is one of the most important ideas in today’s world. If you grasp this even a little bit, then you are one step further toward a successful breakthrough.

Admittedly, thinking about success through a lens of spiritual wisdom might not be your cup of tea. It’s understandable because if you’re not busy 24/7, then you aren’t a success. Is this what you have been taught? Is this what your entrepreneurial “gurus” are teaching you? If so, then I’d suggest that you take a step back and sit with the idea of your soul being an integral part of your own life.

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Let your soul be your guide

There’s an old saying that says, “Let your conscience be your guide.” That’s quite true, but your conscience lies within your mind. To me, it can be a valuable force to lead you into making congruent decisions and choices based on your business goals.

The soul knows a lot, too. It is a reservoir of patterns, thoughts, intuitions, “gut feelings” and so much more. Your inner wisdom lies within the soul and can definitely give you a perspective far beyond your income stream. This perspective looks at all aspects of success…from your team and employees to your personal life. If you are successful in one area but not another one, then changing your perspective might be a good idea.

Listen, everyone gets caught up in their own heads a lot. It happens all the time. Many people learn to feel ashamed when they are overthinking their work. Overthinking leads to procrastination, which turns into inaction and can turn success into failure. This is not your intention at all because it is feeling and seeing success in all areas of your life that matters a lot.

But you do have the ability to let your soul be your guide, too. As I said earlier, if you look at the histories of the world’s greatest businessmen and businesswomen, then you will find that they have tapped into powers far beyond their conscious mind. This “inner wisdom” or “inner guidance” has led many to make decisions that changed the course of what they were doing. If they can do it, then you can as well. 

Let your heart play a role, too

Empathy, compassion, and inspiration are words that get overused at times. In business, they get the short stick because they aren’t too sexy and beautiful. Some of you want the “gimme the tips, tricks, and hacks” stuff like a junkie looking for their next fix. This isn’t good as a regular thing and I’ll give you a couple of reasons why.

First, all the tips and hacks in the world — even though they might work for someone else — are not representative of who you are on the inside. They are simple band-aids you stick on your business and hope it all works out. Is this something that comes from your heart or from the latest how-to book on the best-sellers’ list? Think about that for a minute.

Second, clients and customers truly want to feel like they are important. Empathy and compassion call for you to listen with your heart wide open. Rate sheets and bank balances are good and should be important to have around all the time. Do they replace empathy and compassion in your business model? I hope not. When empathy starts showing up in your advertising, content, videos, and other things, that becomes a magnet for people. 

“Empathy is simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of you’re not alone.” – Brene Brown

There will never be a shortage of individuals who hunger for someone showing them empathy. Look around your world right now and see if you can find examples of empathy in business. In these times, it might be easier to spot because people desperately want and need someone with a heart to help them out.

This is where your heart comes into play. “Have a heart” isn’t a pithy statement or outcry. You really need to have a beautiful heart and soul together for success. Head knowledge only goes so far. Statistics and data are great barometers for your business, no doubt about it. But your heart is something quite special because, well, it’s all yours and allows you to feel emotions and feelings inside you.

If you have been spending so much time on your business that you are devoid of feelings and emotions, then stop whatever you have been doing and change course. This will give you a new and different perspective on success.

Be willing to bring your soul and heart into the middle of your business. Let it be lighthouses that lead you into greater success not only for yourself but for the world around you, too. When you do, everything starts falling into place more and more every single day.

You’ll also have a different perspective on success. It will mean more to you than ever before…and that, my friend, is a good thing.

What does success mean to you? Share your thoughts with us below!

Joe Rutland is a spiritual teacher, intuitive, empath, and channeler. He’s written for large-scale publications like Addicted2Success,  Entrepreneur, The Good Men Project, Thrive Global, and Elite Daily. Rutland’s work helps people all over the world connect to the love and healing already within themselves. Visit his website at and follow him on Instagram at

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How to Break the Cycles of Mediocrity and Manifest Your Greatness

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity



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In just a few weeks, we will be wrapping up 2023. Can you believe it? This year has been absolutely incredible for me.

I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

I can truly say that I have made the most of my moments this year and I have used everything as a catalyst for maximizing my greatest potential.

As a revolutionary leader, I have the pleasure of consulting and advising leaders around the world to fulfill purpose, realize their greatest potential and make an impact.

I want to share some insights with you that will help you to break cycles of mediocrity and manifest your greatness

Everything legal must come through the matrix

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I am using the term matrix. However, what you have to understand is that I am trying to make a highly complex spiritual principle practical to understand.

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, every life has an origin and I believe that origin is divine and begins with eternity. You are birthed from eternity and into time to fulfill a unique purpose and assignment in your lifetime and generation.

The matrix is simply the portal or vehicle that brings something out of the invisible realm and into tangible form. The problem with much of the teaching today is that it excludes the matrix. We are told to believe that success is instantaneous and overnight.

Nobody talks about how a dream progresses through stages beginning with visualization and ultimately culminating in manifestation. Without a matrix or portal then everything that you attempt to birth and build will be illegal.

The matrix not only makes you legal but it gives you the authority and power to function as the greatest expression of who you were created to be. 

Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

Everything that has been destined for your life must be incubated and converted to become realities born to time. 

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin to build.” – Robert Collier

You must give expression to that which is not yet born to time

When you think about a matrix or a prophetic incubation process, you have to understand that potential is often unrealized and untapped. In other words, your potential is in raw form and your potential cannot serve you as long as it is untapped.

The thing that makes me valuable is that I have the ability to convert potential into power. I have done it in my own life and I have empowered leaders around the world to do the same. How do you convert potential into power?

First, it is important to note that you have to perceive potential. If you cannot perceive your potential then you can never cultivate your potential. In addition, you must take the time to cultivate your potential. We often get excited about our capabilities; however, we never expand our capacity in order to realize our greatest potential.

In other words, the strength of your potential is only discovered through your willingness to stretch. The more we are challenged the more we are empowered to expand our capacity for greatness. Most of all, you must begin to express your potential. The expression of potential is different for every person.

For example, the expression of my potential is best demonstrated through the thoughts, ideas, products, services, books, etc.

For another person the expression of potential may look like a screenplay, artwork, sports, scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, etc.

Regardless of the form of expression, I know that you will live empty and unfulfilled until you make the decision to express your potential. The expression of your potential gives voice to your dreams, life to your vision, significance to your moments and activates your true power.

You must manifest your greatness

As a revolutionary thinker and leader, my work has impacted people around the world. I am grateful that my life is a source of empowerment to so many people. However, before anyone could ever benefit from my life, I had to make a non-negotiable decision to become who I was born to be.

I wish I could tell you that this journey is easy and that you will get there overnight. However, in a world that celebrates us for doing we are often criticized for being. As a result, I wasted a lot of time trying to be who other people wanted me to be instead of being who I was born to be.

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity. It is through our bravery to be vulnerable that we ultimately manifest our greatness. We do not bless the world by being a duplicate. We bless the world when we honor our difference. When you honor your difference you honor your potential.

Ultimately, your difference is how you manifest your greatness.

When you present anything but your authentic self to the world, you are playing small and you are robbing the world of your significance. Manifesting your greatness requires you to master your gifts.

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