- The three main aspects of a Holistic Practitioner
- Aspect 1 – They always want to give and hardly ever receive
- Our definition of Wealth
- What is a Conscious Business Plan
- Aspect 2 – The worst practitioner – They only want to take and have nothing to give
- The main reason the energy world has a bad rep
- Aspect 3 – The Professional
- Can your business think, fast and wait?
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0:00:08.960,0:00:15.590 The Spartan mind strength podcast the podcast for mental grit and resilience 0:00:15.590,0:00:20.900 hosted by Vie Binga and Tim Ganley -- 0:00:24.870,0:00:31.330 hello everyone this is Tim -- and this is Vie and we welcome you to another episode of 0:00:31.330,0:00:35.830 the Spartan mind strength podcast -- today we're gonna be talking a little bit 0:00:35.830,0:00:42.489 about business -- the holistic aspect of business that is -- so we'll be right back 0:00:42.489,0:00:52.119 -- stay tuned 0:00:52.260,0:00:59.320 -- today's episode is brought to you by the side of the road we lost power up on the 0:00:59.320,0:01:03.610 mountain so we had to come down the road and we're actually parked on the side of 0:01:03.610,0:01:08.500 the road where the everything's working and we're doing everything from here -- one 0:01:08.500,0:01:14.050 of the pluses or minuses depends which way you look at it of living on the 0:01:14.050,0:01:19.710 mountain -- so if you hear some cars going by that's because that's where we are 0:01:19.710,0:01:26.500 we've been going to oh actually first before we get into this I just like to 0:01:26.500,0:01:30.520 talk a little bit about we're going to be shifting our focus a little bit 0:01:30.520,0:01:37.450 instead of doing like 30 plus minutes -- podcast -- we're gonna try to stick around 0:01:37.450,0:01:43.479 the 20 minute mark today will be about 20-ish minutes we're gonna try to make 0:01:43.479,0:01:48.310 it 20 minutes it might be more but we're going for the 20 minute mark -- so please 0:01:48.310,0:01:53.520 let us know if you prefer shorter ones or not in the comment section below 0:01:53.520,0:02:00.039 -- today we're gonna talk about business -- the holistic aspect of business -- we've 0:02:00.039,0:02:06.580 been going to meetings with yoga teachers yoga studios Reiki masters heal 0:02:06.580,0:02:13.690 therapeutic touch I don't even know how many different things -- modalities -- yep and over the last 20 0:02:13.690,0:02:21.430 years -- yeah -- and we've always seem to run into basically three types of 0:02:21.430,0:02:23.650 individuals at every one of these meetings 0:02:23.650,0:02:28.440 now there's categories in those three types of people there's different 0:02:28.440,0:02:33.340 -- levels -- different levels but they're usually we can put them into three different types 0:02:33.340,0:02:41.920 so the first one is -- the first one is the practitioner who who loves the concept 0:02:41.920,0:02:50.650 of energy fully understand it they are always giving giving giving but they 0:02:50.650,0:03:00.430 seem to have a disconnect in their mind between energy and wealth or money they 0:03:00.430,0:03:09.450 somehow feel that receiving money in exchange or some form of wealth is 0:03:09.450,0:03:16.900 actually a negative thing they they feel that they are not deserving of that that 0:03:16.900,0:03:22.540 they should only give -- and they end up usually most of the time they end up 0:03:22.540,0:03:27.130 leaving what they were working on what they were doing -- exactly because you 0:03:27.130,0:03:33.790 cannot sustain yourself if you are not receiving in return for your services 0:03:33.790,0:03:40.630 -- and you also see them as as they go more and more along time goes by they become 0:03:40.630,0:03:47.500 more and more angry -- yes because it's the disappointment is you you actually start 0:03:47.500,0:03:54.310 to believe that what you are working on is not is not good enough so they 0:03:54.310,0:04:01.810 start doubting either their discipline or themselves or society that's why we 0:04:01.810,0:04:08.800 said there are three main categories but every category has different more 0:04:08.800,0:04:17.470 particular types or levels in there so this the practitioners in the first 0:04:17.470,0:04:25.870 category who have the disconnect between energy and wealth end up exactly 0:04:25.870,0:04:31.539 discouraged because of different reasons -- and we've seen those in the yoga 0:04:31.539,0:04:38.020 teachers -- yes -- as not feeling that they are good enough to teach -- yes -- I remember one 0:04:38.020,0:04:43.930 guy a long time ago he was always saying that he didn't care if only one person 0:04:43.930,0:04:53.650 came to his class -- yeah I think he said he actually preferred that right -- because that he can then teach that one person more but then 0:04:53.650,0:04:59.830 he quit he couldn't keep a class at studios because he only did bring in one 0:04:59.830,0:05:06.240 person and sometimes zero so he ended up dropping out he had that belief that 0:05:06.240,0:05:12.000 one was good enough -- exactly -- instead of helping you know 30 40 people at a shot 0:05:12.000,0:05:16.919 he thought one was good enough and even that one usually ended up dropping out 0:05:16.919,0:05:25.979 -- exactly and then what a lot of those teachers do not understand is actually 0:05:25.979,0:05:31.400 it's probably because they haven't studied enough is that those practices 0:05:31.400,0:05:42.360 yoga Ayurveda Vedic Astrology meditation Tantra all that were were taught in a 0:05:42.360,0:05:48.840 very exclusive way and you had to pay your teacher if you were lucky enough to 0:05:48.840,0:05:55.759 get a teacher you had to pay them very very well -- actually what Krishnamacharya 0:05:55.759,0:06:02.849 -- yeah -- he was paid by the Prince -- the Prince of Mysore so those those 0:06:02.849,0:06:11.280 modalities the the energy world was kept for the very wealthy so it was 0:06:11.280,0:06:20.310 worth a lot of money or other ways -- and let's just talk a little bit about what 0:06:20.310,0:06:28.130 do you consider the word wealth to mean -- wealth is not only money money is 0:06:28.130,0:06:34.080 significant in today's society -- yes -- money because in the old days there 0:06:34.080,0:06:40.860 wasn't really money and that's a whole different podcast but in today's society 0:06:40.860,0:06:48.409 money is a big part of wealth but wealth comes in other ways the the common 0:06:48.409,0:06:55.320 characteristic of all aspects of wealth is that they help you have a rich 0:06:55.320,0:07:01.710 experience and I know you have heard us talk about the term experience a lot 0:07:01.710,0:07:06.090 it's the rich experience the moment-to-moment experience being 0:07:06.090,0:07:13.560 surrounded by people you enjoy being -- and I want to bring in real quick is we 0:07:13.560,0:07:18.810 had one of our old studios did very well in the money aspect -- yes -- but we 0:07:18.810,0:07:24.240 were working almost 24 hours a day it seemed like both of us were constantly 0:07:24.240,0:07:33.000 having to be there so I consider that a failure in the wealth area because we 0:07:33.000,0:07:37.440 didn't have a life we were making great money but we had no life -- exactly -- what 0:07:37.440,0:07:43.290 what else is there besides being able to you know see wealth and money and also 0:07:43.290,0:07:49.680 time you're saying people -- people yeah people being surrounded for the most 0:07:49.680,0:07:58.560 part by people who share your meanings because it's all about how creative 0:07:58.560,0:08:04.710 having a creative meaningful life and we talked about meaning I believe in the 0:08:04.710,0:08:16.410 last episode -- at least several of the last episodes -- yes so it's all about being in an environment who helps you actually 0:08:16.410,0:08:23.340 enjoy what you are giving meaning to what it's a meaningful life what a 0:08:23.340,0:08:28.530 meaningful life is for you -- so again the first person that we talked about really 0:08:28.530,0:08:34.289 they don't have the meaningfulness of feeling -- worth it -- 0:08:34.289,0:08:39.599 worthy -- worthy they have that disconnect in their mind they believe what they do or who 0:08:39.599,0:08:45.270 they are what they offer is not meaningful enough is not worthy enough 0:08:45.270,0:08:52.080 of wealth -- and those are usually the people that it's it's almost it's a part-time 0:08:52.080,0:08:58.320 job -- yes -- and they don't put in their effort to make it a full-time job and 0:08:58.320,0:09:01.740 they always consider it a part-time job because they don't see the wealth coming 0:09:01.740,0:09:08.010 from it -- exactly exactly exactly that's it and that's very unfortunate because they 0:09:08.010,0:09:13.260 have the greatest intentions there is just a barrier in their mind and those 0:09:13.260,0:09:17.640 and those people literally should be doing this full-time exactly they are 0:09:17.640,0:09:23.880 the people who are qualified to be doing this full-time because of how much they 0:09:23.880,0:09:29.940 love it and all they need to really look at is they need to go back to their 0:09:29.940,0:09:33.040 business plan and a business plan doesn't mean you 0:09:33.040,0:09:37.780 have to write down this 30-60-90 page thing a business plan actually for us 0:09:37.780,0:09:50.320 was on a - napkin right -- napkins from starbucks -- yes -- and we did a lot -- when we were drinking starbucks -- so it didn't have to be it doesn't have to be something huge -- no -- it 0:09:50.320,0:09:55.600 just has to be something in writing so that you can literally go back and look 0:09:55.600,0:10:00.310 at it -- yeah -- and all they need to really do is start working on their business 0:10:00.310,0:10:06.730 plan and see where the holes are -- exactly -- in that plan so that they can become -- exactly -- 0:10:06.730,0:10:12.070 bigger -- instead of studying and studying and studying more of their discipline 0:10:12.070,0:10:18.000 actually what they are lacking at that time is -- other things -- the business 0:10:18.000,0:10:22.960 yes -- the business the marketing something besides I know so many people that just keep 0:10:22.960,0:10:28.600 studying yoga and wonder why -- yeah -- they can't or keep studying massage or keep 0:10:28.600,0:10:34.150 studying something else and wonder why they can't bring that in so if they 0:10:34.150,0:10:38.920 would start looking at something else they'd be able to -- exactly exactly -- grow 0:10:38.920,0:10:43.750 grow their business to where they are wealthy -- truly a business class 0:10:43.750,0:10:51.100 but a class a business class that fits the holistic aspect of business a 0:10:51.100,0:10:55.270 conscious business class -- yes it's not just about making money 0:10:55.270,0:11:01.900 -- no -- it's about doing more --- exactly -- we'll be right back to talk about the next two 0:11:01.900,0:11:04.800 -- stay tuned -- 0:11:05.670,0:11:10.690 do you like what you hear the Spartan mind strength podcast is available on 0:11:10.690,0:11:15.240 Apple podcasts and all other popular podcast destinations 0:11:15.240,0:11:19.380 please subscribe today and consider leaving us a rating and review 0:11:19.380,0:11:25.020 it helps us spread the word and help others find our content don't forget to 0:11:25.020,0:11:29.640 leave a comment and any questions you may have Tim and Vie would love to hear 0:11:29.640,0:11:34.750 from you 0:11:36.120,0:11:44.769 the next person or group is -- the people who want who who actually are unethical 0:11:44.769,0:11:49.660 who are very selfish and want to keep everything for themselves and they are 0:11:49.660,0:11:55.959 in this environment in this world for the wrong reason -- and they're very 0:11:55.959,0:11:59.290 egotistic -- oh very egotistical -- you know it's me me me me me 0:11:59.290,0:12:05.950 I I I -- yeah -- everything has to fit their schedule has to fit their time -- yes -- they're not happy 0:12:05.950,0:12:11.260 with anything unless they're seen as the greatest -- exactly and they are very easy 0:12:11.260,0:12:18.130 to actually recognize in -- if you're looking -- yeah if you're looking -- because they play it very well in 0:12:18.130,0:12:22.089 front of their students -- oh yes oh yeah -- but once you start talking to them you can really 0:12:22.089,0:12:28.149 hear the I's -- yes -- involved in the conversation -- yes -- and they're they're 0:12:28.149,0:12:33.070 literally the people that need to get out of it -- exactly because actually they 0:12:33.070,0:12:41.800 do not respect the most valuable asset of every human which is time -- they don't 0:12:41.800,0:12:45.610 expect they don't respect the other people's time -- they don't respect the 0:12:45.610,0:12:53.350 other people's time and they they yeah exactly -- so we're not gonna 0:12:53.350,0:12:59.020 really talk a lot about them except that that type of person shouldn't be doing 0:12:59.020,0:13:03.190 this they're the ones that hurt it for everyone else they're the ones usually 0:13:03.190,0:13:07.750 that are seeing the most -- yes -- and are the loudest -- yes -- 0:13:07.750,0:13:13.570 so everyone believes that they're the most Wow but usually -- the most important -- yes and 0:13:13.570,0:13:20.440 they're only important in their minds -- actually I consider them and now that is 0:13:20.440,0:13:27.279 my opinion but I'm gonna say it because that's our podcast I consider them the 0:13:27.279,0:13:35.320 reason that the energy world has a bad reputation or a bad name because there 0:13:35.320,0:13:40.449 is no substance there actually there is a lot of negativity and -- and the 0:13:40.449,0:13:44.020 information they give is completely -- because they don't care to 0:13:44.020,0:13:47.450 study they are completely uneducated so they they are 0:13:47.450,0:13:53.420 fake -- yep -- is that subtle enough -- and I'll agree with you completely so it is our podcast 0:13:53.420,0:13:59.029 so we're allowed to have that opinion -- yeah -- the third one and the final one -- the 0:13:59.029,0:14:06.260 third category are the the fully professional individuals in this world 0:14:06.260,0:14:14.269 who actually care enough to study they know their discipline and also they have 0:14:14.269,0:14:21.440 fully understood that the meaning of this human experience which is whatever 0:14:21.440,0:14:31.040 you do whatever you offer you are also supposed to receive and they they just 0:14:31.040,0:14:35.029 put that into practice -- yes they they do proper marketing they 0:14:35.029,0:14:40.640 do proper business they help people they and that's one of the things is a lot of 0:14:40.640,0:14:45.380 people say well money is bad well if you're not making any money you can't 0:14:45.380,0:14:51.350 help anyone somehow you somehow somehow you have to 0:14:51.350,0:14:56.750 get a roof over your head and food on the table no matter how long you believe 0:14:56.750,0:15:03.769 in fasting for you still need to eat -- yes so you you brought up fasting -- yes -- 0:15:03.769,0:15:08.779 and that comes from -- that comes from Siddhartha -- and Siddhartha and this is 0:15:08.779,0:15:14.510 we've actually taken this into our business concept -- yes exactly and Siddhartha said I 0:15:14.510,0:15:24.019 can think I can fast I can wait -- so what do you mean by I can think -- I can think 0:15:24.019,0:15:33.949 means I can always find a way that works the best for my community whether that's 0:15:33.949,0:15:44.000 my colleagues my clients my students and myself I can always come up with the 0:15:44.000,0:15:50.760 best option for everyone it's there is no black and 0:15:50.760,0:15:57.020 white I can find a way to make that happen if that's what I give meaning to 0:15:57.020,0:16:07.050 -- excellent -- and what is fast -- fast means I can go through times when the money and 0:16:07.050,0:16:12.000 the wealth may not seem to be there I -- so you're studying more -- exactly I am 0:16:12.000,0:16:18.390 studying more I it's not all the time constant I can go through rough times 0:16:18.390,0:16:26.040 all through fasting times because I am working on something it's part of my 0:16:26.040,0:16:33.450 where I give meaning to and that's why also humans are meant to literally be 0:16:33.450,0:16:39.710 able to fast in terms of food now fasting in that sense means not 0:16:39.710,0:16:46.860 purchasing certain things not living a certain lifestyle -- and the last is -- I can 0:16:46.860,0:16:53.570 wait -- and what's that mean -- waiting means that things don't have to happen 0:16:53.570,0:17:00.420 instantly the results don't have to show in a way I understand them right here 0:17:00.420,0:17:06.780 right now when we do something the money or the wealth may not come 0:17:06.780,0:17:12.210 necessarily back to us from that direct source we are doing something we expect 0:17:12.210,0:17:18.960 somebody to pay us well it's all energy so that money or that wealth may come a 0:17:18.960,0:17:24.330 year or two later from a completely different source that we may have never 0:17:24.330,0:17:32.850 imagined energy travels in every way it's not it's not direct give and take 0:17:32.850,0:17:38.220 immediate right here right now that's what the wait means we don't always 0:17:38.220,0:17:42.780 know everything we shouldn't just assume we know everything there is not an 0:17:42.780,0:17:47.850 explanation for everything all the time even though I am a math person I still 0:17:47.850,0:17:52.080 have to say that -- and we're more in the right now actually we're more in the 0:17:52.080,0:17:58.740 fasting stage of we've closed our or we've retired our yoga studio -- we retired -- and we're now 0:17:58.740,0:18:04.260 making online courses or doing more online things and even like 0:18:04.260,0:18:10.350 the podcast we're doing this and it's not bringing in wealth -- no -- we're fasting 0:18:10.350,0:18:18.419 right now but we're giving wealth out -- exactly -- so we know that it will return -- yes yes the how 0:18:18.419,0:18:24.590 and the when is up to a greater mind than ours 0:18:24.590,0:18:30.240 -- excellent so we are pretty much done for the day unless you got anything else to 0:18:30.240,0:18:37.549 say -- nope that's it until next time much much love from both of us 0:18:37.549,0:18:48.270 namaste kala may we all be well -- if 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