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Sacred Commerce: Business as a Path of Awakening


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In this timely book, authors Matthew and Terces Engelhart present the idea that love before appearances is the antidote to our spiritual, environmental, and social degradation. Exploring topics such as mission statements, manager as coach, human resources as a sacred culture, and inspirational meetings, they offer a manual for building a spiritual community at the workplace—a vital concept in an age when work consumes the bulk of most adults time. Business, the authors explain, is all about providing a service, product, or experience the market wants, and no business can succeed by failing to understand this point. However, integrating the concept of “Sacred Commerce” into business can provide both financial success and spiritual satisfaction. Stressing that every business is an opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of both clients and employees, the Engelharts share the tools theyve learned in their own enterprises to fulfill this vision. Sacred Commerce is the ideal mix of the personal and the practical—a guidebook written by people who have felt success, not just spent it. Dissatisfaction with work is at record levels, and the Engelharts show that you dont have to suffer personally—or give up your humanity—to pay the mortgage.

About the Author

Matthew and Terces Engelhart are the owners of Café Gratitude, a popular organic vegan restaurant chain in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. Terces is also the author of I Am Grateful, a recipe and lifestyle book based on their restaurant. They live in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Megan Marie Brien - IX

1. Hearing the Call - 1

2. About Sacred Commerce - 5

3. Our Four Insights - 15

4. Clear on Clearing - 25

5. The Calling of Mission Statements - 33

6. Being as Source - 35

7. Abundance Is an Inside Job - 43

8. The Manager as Coach - 49

9. Manager Medicines: Distinctions - 53

10. Leading Inspiring Meetings - 61

11. The Art of Sacred Service - 65

12. There Is Nothing Wrong - 67

13. Giving Up Being Right - 69

14. The Power of Making Requests - 71

15. The Gift of Acknowledgment - 73

16. The Value of Integrity - 75

17. Looking at Upsets - 79

18. Getting Complete with Failure - 83

19. Being Complete - 87

20. The Freedom of Apologizing - 89

21. Forgiveness Is a Gift - 91

22. The Culture of Human Resources - 93

23. Leaving People in Great Shape While Letting Them Go - 95

24. Work as Play/This Is It - 99

25. Creating Games - 101

26. The Inevitability of Oneness - 113

27. Sacred Commerce Isms - 117

Recommended Resources - 119

About the Authors - 121

Product Details

Engelhart, Matthew
North Atlantic Books
Foreword by:
Brien, Megan Marie
Brien, Megan Marie
Engelhart, Terces
Brown, Megan Marie
Spiritual life
Buddhism - General
Business Writing
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9 x 5.95 x 0.3 in 0.5 lb

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