When it comes to success in business…
1. Are you willing to do whatever it takes?
2. Will you show up every day and put the work in?
3. Are you obsessed with your business (or your business idea)?
4. Are you committed to discovering what your soul purpose is?
5. Are you able to adjust your business model where necessary?
6. Are you committed to your business for life?
7. Are you willing to learn more about yourself through your business?
8. Are you willing to integrate spiritual techniques into your business?
9. Are you committed to being the face and leader of your brand?
10. Are you a quitter?
If you answered yes to questions 1-9 and no to question 10, you should read Rebekah Louisa Smith’s book. If you answered yes to question 10, do not read her book. And if you answered no to questions 1-9 then definitely do not read Dr. Smith’s book.
Dr. Rebekah Louisa Smith, author of Born to Do It: Becoming the Leader of a Business Niche Using Powerful Spiritual Techniques was our most recent guest on Life Mastery Radio.
Rebekah pursued an academic career with both a master’s degree, and a Ph.D. planning to teach film. Yet when she agreed to help a friend produce a horror film festival, she was inspired to take a different path.
It was effortless for Rebekah to produce the festival despite long days, short nights, and challenges that come with live performances, talks, and music.
“It felt easy, and without stress. Thanks to my Ph.D. I knew how to break down huge projects into smaller bite-size chunks. I realized I was born to do it. I came alive and felt more like myself than ever before.”Rebekah Louisa Smith
Rebekah discovered one of the biggest challenges to film makers was the distribution of their film. She has since become the expert and is known as THE FILM FESTIVAL DOCTOR with 958 awards earned by her clients because of Rebekah’s hands-on-service approach. She now has 10 years of strategic experience in the film industry.
Rebekah did not know her soul’s purpose then but has since recognized that it is the key to loving all you do. Anyone who knows their purpose will gladly spend hours in a day fulfilling their purpose and wake up drawn to their purpose every morning.
Her book is not about the film industry. It is about the powerful ways you and I can feel excited about our life everyday by doing what we were born to do. It is a personal story that draws upon unique techniques and practices to learn your soul’s purpose and teaches us to start a business in a niche which matches our purpose.
Rebekah would tell you being the leader of your business niche does not mean you need to put a ridiculous amount of pressure on yourself to be the best in your field and compete against your competitors; rather, it means you stand out from the crowd of people within your niche (including other entrepreneurs, business owners and your competitors etc.), no matter how big or small that crowd might be.
Ed J.C. Smith encouraged Rebekah to create what he calls a ‘killer problem statement’, which becomes the core element around which a business must be based. He explained the best way to tell people what you do is to simplify how you will resolve your client’s pain. It is broken down as follows:
I help … (your niche)
Get … (their desire)
Without … (their pain)
By … (hiring your services or buying your product)
Rebekah also provides methods of a spiritual nature to include in the pursuit of a successful business:
Feng Shui for business
Cosmic ordering, Rebekah explains, is asking for what you want from the universe.
I really want ____________________for the good of all concerned.
“Every morning I place a cosmic order where I ask to get one new business lead. I also ask for one of my films to get into a film festival for the good of my clients and all concerned.”Rebekah Louisa Smith
Rebekah has tweaked the original verbiage to add: “What I’d really love and appreciate is…”
“You have to let go once you place the order. Do not stress about the problem any longer. If you are worried about whether it will come through, you might miss it altogether.”Rebekah Louisa Smith
Rebekah was a very interesting person because of her experiences, and the powerful lessons she can teach everyone. You can learn more about her by visiting one or both of her websites: