12/15/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

How Spirituality Helps New Entrepreneurs

Some people consider worldly success, such as success in entrepreneurship, to be incompatible with spirituality. "It's a dog eats dog world." they'd say, "If you want to succeed, you do whatever (dirty things) you must do. Then you dress up and go to church on Sundays. If you want to embrace spirituality full time, stay in the convent, or at least stay in the clean low-paying job."

I disagree. In this article, I want to show you how spirituality can help new entrepreneurs in two major challenges they face in starting their own business.

For the purpose of this article, I am defining spirituality as our awareness of higher purpose and power. That invisible something that transcends us as individuals. I am not affiliated with any organized religions.