The Enabler's Task
Is to provides suppport to Enable ‘Intuitively Inspired’ Individuals and Projects to Flourish
Lao Tzu (c.604-531 BC) - said:
A leader is best when people barely know he exists
Of a good leader, who talks little,
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
They will say ‘We did this ourselves’
This is the essence of the task we are exploring. We are enabling another person or group of persons to flourish with their own inspiration – we are helpers- but it is not our vision or creation.
We are able to do this because we, as Enablers, are fluent in understanding how to access higher consciousness and the wisdom of the divine, and also competent in the material and practical matters involved in setting up a sustainable business. We understand divine inspiration and speak the language of bankers and accountants.
Our first task is to clearly define the nature of the service we are offering. This needs to be clear in every aspect and possibly published on a website. There should also be a simple document, that can be sent to people, defining the process. Holding this concept with crystal clarity will enable our own guidance to relate to how we are intending to work, in order to inspire us and to inspire our potential clients to contact us. if we handle this correctly, people will find their way to our door, and the people who arrive will be at least halfway towards understanding the process.
We need to clearly define our own objects – these will include
- Working with people who are genuinely spiritually inspired
- Define how do we check that this is so ?
- Always working with the main decision maker rather than with a group.
- We have to find out who it is and be quite clear that we are working personally with them
- Explain that we are working with them as a colleague and coworker, deciding together how to move forward - we are not a consultant giving instructions.
The people who contact us will fall into different categories including:
- A single person, seeking to set up their own individual project
- A single inventor wanting to manufacture, market and sell their invention
- A group setting out to create a community project
In this exercise we will look at an individual in the first category and explore the stages to be followed in developing their project
First Stage - is to analyse what the potential client is seeking to achieve. That is how they see the final outcome, how they currently envisage getting to this outcome, and the nature of the inspiration that is initiating this action.
At this first stage. it will be necessary to make a decision as to whether the project is genuine, worthwhile and useful and whether the inspiring guidance is genuine. A decision is then made on whether to move forward with the client, or not, and if it is decided to work with them, then the terms will be defined.
In defining the terms, it will be necessary to agree exactly how the ‘enabler; will work with the client.
- How often do they meet ?
- Do they meet in person ?
- Do they communicate by Email ?
- What additional information is needed from the client ?
- How do they explain their relationship when talking to 3rd parties i.e. accountants, bankers et cetera ?
- What is the time commitment of each party ?
- Is the client is going to pay for the service ? if so what and when ?
As with everything in this process, absolute clarity of understanding – of ‘contract’ - is essential - the parties need to know how they will work together, what they are committed to and how they cancel their agreement.
Second Stage - Next the project needs to be clearly defined,
- What is the object of the exercise ?
- Is the client able to keep in close touch with their guidance ?
- If not, what help do they need ?
- What is the competition, if any ?
- How is the project going to relate to the competition ?
- How does the project fit in with the overall needs of the community ?
- What are the long term aims of this community ?
- what are the steps to be taken to achieve the objective ?
- What resources will be needed ?
- What resources does the client already have ?
- What does the client personally want from this project ?
This sounds like a simple process - but it will probably take a number of meetings in order to clearly define the aims of the exercise.
Once the objections are clear it will then be necessary to draw up a simple business plan defining objectives, resources needed and a forecast of eventual sustainability. This may take a considerable time to achieve as the client may be unhappy about certain positive facts that will have to be given in order for the potential resources needed to understand the project.
it might be said that this is one of the key stages of the project, in that the enabler’s understanding of the client and the needs of the resource providers is what will enable the whole project to move forward.
Once the business plan has been finalized, then there needs to be a discussion on who is going to provide what in the way of the resources required. These will include people, equipment, premises, finance and all the other administrative apparatus needed to run the project.
Once this is clear, meetings need to be arranged with the providers of the necessary resources. The client will often be able to provide ideas in the way of people, staff and resources – but the enabler may have to handle the introduction to professionals such as bankers, accountants, lawyers et cetera.
Once it has been agreed who is going to be contacted, it has to be agreed how these contracts will be handled. The enabler needs to be able to help the client with the whole of this process and often may go along with a client to discuss things in person with, say, a banker. It is the experience of the enabler that will help the professional to understand the project and so to agree workable terms. This will require clarity of material objectives – something which the client may not be good at.
Third Stage - will be to move quietly forward with all the stages of developing and establishing the project. The enabler needs to be available at every stage to support and help the client. This process may take many months, even years ! and it’s vital that the enabler has the time and patience to see the project through.
From here on it is a question of working together until the project has been satisfactorily set up.
One of the original aims, when defining the project will have been to see how it becomes sustainable.
Once the project is sustainable, and able to look after itself,
the enabler will be able to retire from the project.