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Volume 1, Issue 12

Picture of Dragon of Alkamae  LAUNCH YOU! 
  ISSN# 1935-0473
  Volume 1, Issue 12
  June 16, 2007

  By Susan L. Reid MS, DMA 
Small Business Start Up Coach & Online Accidental Prenher™

An online newsletter about how to start up and successfully launch small businesses for entrepreneurial women who are ready to transform their lives and make a difference in the world, turn their passion into a profit, and bring in a six figure income.

In This Issue

Today's Topic: Money

  • Business Quote from Don Millman
  • How to Be Ridiculously Rich and Spiritual, Too-A Nod to Today’s ePreneur
  • Accidental Pren-her™ Blog Highlights
  • Q & A:  What does it mean to over-deliver to our clients and customers?

This e-Zine is intended to be read in 10 minutes or less, with many of the articles offering links to further information. To ensure we continue to capture the most important issues regarding the successful start up and launch of small businesses, we are keen for our readers to interact with us and let us know what’s on their minds.  Speak up and be heard at:

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Note From Susan

As a Certified Prosperity Guide, I often get asked questions about prosperity and abundance.  People always want to know how they can be more abundant, what they can do to be more prosperous.  They love the idea of having more money, more things that money can buy, but they are afraid having money will interfere with their spiritual direction. 

The idea that being spiritual and committed to a spiritual path means giving up money and the things that money can buy has been around for a long time.  It’s a belief system that many entrepreneurial women run up against when the passion of making a difference in the world smacks up against the desire to become a small business owner. 

If you are someone who struggles with wanting to be rich, ridiculously rich and spiritual, too, this issue’s article is perfect for you.  First, though, Dan Millman, author of The Way of the Peaceful Warrior and The Life You Were Meant to Live starts us off with his take on money. Next up is the main article, How to Be Ridiculously Rich and Spiritual, Too-A Nod to Today’s ePreneur.   

Round out your reading by checking out some of this week’s blog highlights.  The post on How Do You Stay Focused in the Now and Still Set Goals in the Future?was written in response to a quote by Eckhart Tolle that I found particularly intriguing.  What Hiccups Tell Our Inner Samurai is a continuation of last issue’s article on resistance and fear. 

My personal favorite blog highlight is, for the second issue in a row, The Mind Works in Possibilities, the Intuition Works in Actualities. This piece was inspired by a quote from D.H. Lawrence.  What I discovered while doing the research for it will blow you away! 

Your comments mean so much.  Weigh in and add your voice.   


Business Quote Of The Week

Money is neither my god nor my devil.  It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it’s greedy or loving.

- Dan Millman
Author of The Way of the Peaceful Warrior

For more business start up quotes go to:

Featured Article

How to Be Ridiculously Rich and Spiritual, Too
A Nod to Today’s ePreneur

The ePreneur is an up-and-coming concept in the world of entrepreneurs.

The “e” in ePreneur stands for “enlightened.”  Well, I’m not so sure about the enlightened part!  Perhaps it’s better to say that the e encompass all entrepreneurs who desire to build their businesses upon the foundational mix of solid business acumen and inner spiritual wisdom.

Today’s ePreneur apologizes neither for being financially prosperous nor for including the spiritual dimension in their business. To the ePreneur, the accumulation of wealth and success goes hand-in-hand with being spiritual. 

If You’ve Seen One Prosperity, You’ve Seen Them All

Many people mistakenly believe that there are many definitions of prosperity. I disagree. There is but one definition of prosperity with limitless ways to manifest it in your life.

Picture of Lotus FlowerProsperity is a successful, flourishing, and thriving state of being. It is most commonly associated with being financially prosperous. It’s about both energetic alignment with the state of prosperity and to the manifestation of things. The key here is the order in which things are done. First comes alignment with prosperity. Then comes manifestation.  Get them backwards and what do you have? Greed.

Many people struggle with their desire to be rich. They think that being rich will interfere with being spiritual. First of all, we are all spiritual beings, so “rich” hardly has the ability to interfere with that. We give rich too much credit. Being rich and successful is simply a manifestation of the aligned state of prosperity. 

The Difference between Need and Desire

“More” is a great feeling. Or is it? Seems to me there are really two sides of more. There is the side of more that comes from incompleteness and the side that comes from completeness. One holds the energetic vibration of lack and scarcity; the other holds the energetic vibration of prosperity and abundance. 

Which type of more do you have? Let’s find out. Think of something you want more of.  More money? More success? More time? Think about your more for a moment.

  • Does your more feel like a longing for something or a wanting more of something? If it’s longing, that’s need.
  • Does your more feel like excitement to receive or craving to have? If it’s excitement to receive, that’s desire.
  • Does your more feel like the experience of connection and the feeling of completeness or the experience of disconnection and the feeling of incompleteness? To find out the difference, read on.

Enter, Your Inner Samurai

Picture of Inner Samurai Teddy BearThe experience of connection and the feeling of completeness are signs of your relationship with the Infinite. I call this the relationship you have with your inner knower--your “Inner Samurai.” Connection is the inner part of the Inner Samurai. Completeness is the Samurai part. Both connection and completeness are needed and represent a symbiotic relationship. To come into harmony with your desire is to come into harmony with your Inner Samurai. 

When you are connected to your Inner Samurai, desire easily and effortlessly flows forth. You naturally feel joyful and excited about what you desire. That’s because you are in alignment with the Infinite. Conversely, when you are disconnected from your Inner Samurai, you are caught in the illusion of separation, and the stream of flow is disrupted. From this place, lack pours forth in the form of need.  

Sometimes there is a seemingly indistinguishable line between filling a need and expressing a desire. Plus, desire has been given a bad rap: Desiring more is bad and being content with less is good. Enough of that kind of thinking! Desire is a natural part of us. Without judgment, without reproach, desire just is. The ePreneur knows that desiring more isn’t the issue. Knowing the difference between need and desire is.

You Complete Me, Don’t You?

To need something is to believe that some external thing will complete you. Need stems from the belief that without something outside yourself you are incomplete. The quintessential characteristic of need is that the experience of its fulfillment is short-lived.

Need, flowing from incompleteness, attempts to fill a bottomless spiritual hole with material things. To need something is a statement that something needs to change in order for you to be happy. The ePreneur knows that no amount of material stuff can fill a spiritual hole. Only connection to the Infinite can. The moment we let go of our external need for completeness, we begin to manifest what we desire.

Today’s ePreneur knows it isn’t about choosing between being rich or being spiritual. It’s about choosing to be connected to your Inner Samurai.


Accidental Pren-her™  Blog Highlights

You can find our new blog, at:

In the Accidental Pren-her™ blog, I write about the process of turning entrepreneurial women into successful small business owners.  It’s a great place to come and build community while embracing your inner Samurai. 

Each week, I will post four different segments with the entrepreneurial woman in mind.  They are:

  • Monday--interviews and stories about Accidental Pren-hers
  • Tuesday--alchemic wisdom from the inner Samurai
  • Wednesday--reflections on the pren-her life
  • Thursday--a book review from the inner Samurai bookshelf and pren-her reading room

Here are the articles I've added to the blog in the last couple of weeks. Just click through on the link to reach each post.

The Mind Works in Possibilities, The Intuition Works In Actualities - A new look at intuition, manifestation, and the Law of Attraction. 

How Do You Stay Focused in the Now and Still Set Goals in the Future? - Every wondered about that?  Here's the answer.

What Hiccups Tell Our Inner Samurai - Here’s a continuation of the article I wrote last week on resistance and fear. 

The Giraffe Test:  Are You as Smart as a Four Year Old? - Just how smart are you? I'm not talking book learning smart. I'm talking about logical thinking smart.  Take this short, fun test, sent in by my client Muzetta Swann, to find out.

Everyday Sacred
- A lovely summer reading book by Sue Bender, author of the New York Times bestseller Plain and Simple.  You’ll love her collection of stories and poignant sacredness.

If you'd like to receive email notification whenever I add a post to my blog, enter your email into the upper left hand corner of the blog. After you click on the confirmation email from Feedblitz, you'll be all set!

You can find our new blog, at: 

Weigh in.  Make a comment.  Let us know what you think!

Ask The Accidental Prenher™

Q:  One of our readers wrote, asking:  “I have read books and heard other consultants promote the idea that "I am here to solve the problem and therefore eliminate the need for my services," implying that they don't want long-term relationships with their clients.  What am I missing?”

A:  Perhaps, you are not missing anything. The goal of a consultant is to help the client by virtue of their experience and skills for as long as they can be helpful and get results. This could be for one day or forever.  I have clients who are with me for one month.  Others are with me for six months, one year, and beyond.  Sometimes my clients go off to work on their small businesses by themselves for awhile, then tap back in and reconnect when they need more resources and support. 

My recommendation is to think of how you can best serve your clients and focus your attention there, letting the duration of your relationship be organic unfold naturally.

Disclaimer:  I am neither an attorney nor an accountant and am not qualified to give you financial or legal advice.  If you are starting up a business, it is important for you to contact qualified law and tax experts and seek their advice.

Do you have a burning “how to” question about starting up or launching your small business?  Email me at, and I’ll answer it either in upcoming LAUNCH YOU! e-Zines or in my new Alkamae blog at:

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That’s all for this issue, folks.

Until next time, happy launching!

Susan's Signature

Susan L. Reid, MS, DMA
Small Business Start Up Coach & Online Accidental Prenher™

At Alkamae, we specialize in taking the fear out of starting-up your business . . . so you can get on with the business of transforming lives and making a difference in the world.

p.s. Below are the “Hot Links” to our most frequented and requested sites:

Small Business Start Up Coaching for those who are ready to partner with a small business coach and position your new business for success:

Link to our Ready to Launch Power Pack Combo that includes our free e-book Are You Ready to Jump the Corporate Ship?  Here’s How to Know!  This free e-book and accompanying audio will lead you, step-by-step, through the process of deciding whether you are ready to jump the corporate ship and embark on the magnificent journey that will lead you to set-sail on your very own entrepreneurial ship.

Recommended reading for successful small business start ups:

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