A Change Had to Come

On Dec. 22th, 1964 the famous R8B singer and songwriter Sam Cooke released the song “A Change is Gonna Come”. Over the years, there have been many renditions of the is song.  Throughout the years, hearing this song has buoyed my spirits on more than one occasion. Thinking of this song, as my life as has changed in many ways, on every level. As an entrepreneur, these words in the song is significant to the “change that had to come”:

“It’s been a long, a long time coming

But I know a change gon’ come, oh yes it will


Then I go to my brother

And I say, “Brother, help me please.”

But he winds up knockin’ me

Back down on my knees


There been times that I thought I couldn’t last for long

But now I think I’m able to carry on


It’s been a long, a long time coming

But I know a change gon’ come, oh yes it will”


So often as entrepreneurs on any level, we are driven, almost possessed to make that money, by any means necessary. And I’m not suggesting that obtaining financial security, income is a bad thing because it isn’t. One of the important attributes that an entrepreneur must have is an awareness of ongoing changes that are occurring, that potentially will affect one’s business and interaction with others. On many levels, including in the world of entrepreneurship, a radical change is gaining momentum, as more and more people are defying former definitions, labels, standards, etc… There is a higher level of consciousness which is creating a greater embrace of wholeness, completeness of all aspects of one’s life, including entrepreneurship. This tide is leading more & more individuals  embracing Conscious or Spiritual Entrepreneurship. Among the many attributes of this change or shift, is an understanding that as an entrepreneur who is truly conscious, there is both an understanding and willingness to connect with others beyond the customer, client, affiliate relationship. A Conscious or Spiritual Entrepreneur isn’t  about knocking down, rather about lifting up. This entrepreneurship is a true reflection of the who & what this individual really identifies with. As the lyrics imply, this change has been a long time coming, but it is here, the question is will you embrace it? 


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