Highlights Of Success 3.0 Summit From One Viewpoint

Wake up, grow up, and show up to your Unique Self! With this mantra in the background, one amazing presenter after another engaged a group gathered to re-imagine SUCCESS.

It was Success 3.0 Summit, and the mantra is taken from the planned title for an upcoming book by Ken Wilber and Marc Gafni. Gafni is a leader and Wilber a leading voice in the Center for Integral Wisdom (CIW), a co-initiator of the Summit. In many respects the Summit is the brainchild of Gafni and Kate Maloney, co-chair of the Board of CIW.

“You have an ethical imperative to grow and evolve,” said John Mackey, Whole Foods founder, co-author of Conscious Capitalism, and co-chair of the Board of CIW. His talks on day one and day four of the event framed the discussion of success in terms of transforming business.

Raj Sisodia, co-author of Conscious Capitalism, asked “Can a business be built on love and care?” … and it seems that speaker after speaker reaffirmed that the answer is yes. Sisodia also said: “Business is not a game. Not a math problem. Not a machine. Not war. Business is about the real lives of real people.”

Yanik Silver, founder of Maverick Business Adventures and author of several best-selling marketing books, said, “Our business is our canvas. Entrepreneurs are artists.” The notion of entrepreneurism as a cauldron for social experimentation and consciousness raising was definitely a theme running through many presentations.

“I really believe that business can be a place where people can become self-actualized,” said David Hassell, a man named “The Most Connected Man You Don’t Know in Silicon Valley” by Forbes Magazine.

In a talk won a standing ovation from the standing-room-only room, Jack Canfield said, “JOY is immediate feedback that you’re living your purpose.” Canfield is known as America’s #1 Success Coach and originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books.

Some of the talks described important life lessons derived from the front-lines of conscious business. For example, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jeff Walker said that he discovered he was not merely teaching marketing through connection, he was really “teaching connection through marketing.”

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