Philosophy is important to a rewarding life, and it must carry over into your business and work. Yet this is almost entirely missing from the business world today.
Right now, business people are under attack. The Wall Street meltdown and government bailout programs are being used to paint the picture that all businesses are evil and the people running them are money-grubbing parasites, exploiting the good “little people.
You hear a lot of talk these days about corporate greed. Yet corporate greed is a misnomer and thinking this way is simply another insidious form of lack consciousness and herd mentality programming. It’s like saying someone is greedy for wanting to be too healthy or too happy.
It’s very important that you realize that every business has a moral prerogative to make not only a profit—but the maximum potential profit possible.
Please read that last sentence again.
Now of course they must conduct their business affairs with
integrity, invest for the future, do so without plundering the
environment, or trampling on the rights of others. But if they
operate by a congruent moral philosophy, they will be in accord with these principles.
If you don’t understand the moral responsibility for a company to make money, you’re sending conflicting messages to yourself, and will have a hard time being successful at anything.
So give this some real thought, share your view, and we’ll explore the issue deeper on the next post.