Benevolent Capitalism – Wishing Well for All as the Key to Wealth
Generating sustainable wealth and a financial future while making the world a better place. What could be more exciting, generative and satisfying? That is exactly the target of Benevolent Capitalism.
Benevolent Capitalism Defined
For those who may not be as familiar with the term, benevolent capitalism is about being in a way that wishes everyone well as a key to generating wealth. The word benevolent comes from two Latin words, bene and volent, which mean “wishing well for all.” This is not about being kind to others. It’s about maximizing possibilities for all of life and creating a sustainable future and generating wealth for the world and ourselves.
To prosper and thrive in the decades ahead, we have to think differently about the way we live our life and the way we operate our business. Capitalism is now at a turning point. Too many people judge that Capitalism is a terrible thing which oppresses the masses. Well, that wasn’t what Capitalism was supposed to be in the beginning. It was supposed to serve the masses to create more for us all to have. Capitalism is really about how to create more money and more possibility in our life. And if we look from the point of view of ‘maximizing possibility’ and ‘wishing well for all’, it is a different world.
To truly be the contribution to make the world a better place and generate real wealth, you must be willing to grow and to become this catalyst for a different possibility. This is what separates someone who is mediocre from someone who functions from prosperity and abundance.
A Different Outlook, A Different Choice
First of all, let’s be clear. The choice to become the catalyst for a different possibility is not limited to those who have leadership positions. We all have a role to play in today’s world. Every one of us has the potential to be the catalyst for a different possibility. It’s not dependent on our position, title, or authority. To generate unlimited wealth and orient towards growth we have to be willing to look from the point of view of ‘maximizing possibility’ and ‘wishing well for all’ in every area of our life and our business. This is where we become the catalyst for a different possibility. There is no reason to refuse to achieve more and become better than what we are. Especially when others will likely benefit from our achievements and accomplishments as well.
Sustainable wealth is not built on genius, or better education or pure luck. Rather, it is generated by our innate capacity to always strive and become better than what we currently are. Just doing the same mundane, usual tasks we always do will limit our potential and greatness as an individual. We’ll never know whether we were capable of making better contributions to the world, and receiving true fulfillment from our work.
And Different Results
In order to create sustainable wealth, we all have to start making different choices in our everyday actions. We have to acknowledge that the way we live our life makes a difference to all of us and to the planet. We have to choose to do something totally different. To function from ‘wishing well for all’ with every choice we make.
We all have an important role to play. What is needed is a total shift in our attitudes and points of view. We have never needed to function from the space of benevolent capitalism and ‘wishing well for all’ as much as we do now. When benevolence guides our priorities, vision, and practices, the result can be exceedingly affirmative. ‘Wishing well for all’ can be the element that helps to steer the planet away from suffering and towards a generative flourishing.
Are you willing to recognize and acknowledge that it is truly possible for you to develop and expand your capacity to be a catalyst for change? By making the deliberate choice to function from the space of benevolence and ‘wishing well for all’, you will become the catalyst for a different possibility in our world.
Take a moment to ask yourself:
- What am I choosing to create as my life?
- Do I believe that it is truly possible for me to become a catalyst for change?
- What would it take for me to become a catalyst for change?
- What would it take for me to be a contribution to creating a better world every day?
- How can I be a contribution to creating a sustainable future on this planet in every way?
This guest post was authored by Chutisa Bowman
Chutisa Bowman is a global business advisor, author and speaker who has spent the past 30+ years working with many top society changing companies and entrepreneurs of our time. She is recognized worldwide as a Pragmatic Futurist and thought leader on strategic awareness; conscious leadership; prosperity consciousness and business transformation in a period of economic uncertainty. She is a Right Riches for You facilitator. Right Riches for You is a speciality program of Access Consciousness.