Prosperity’s Kitchen was born out of a need to shift the current paradigm of online biz learning. Specifically — all those fabulous info products out there touting roadmaps and recipes to overnight success.
- Transparency and Authenticity. Real statistics. Real data. Shared openly and honestly so we can all learn what works and what doesn’t. This isn’t a dress rehearsal. And it’s also nonfiction.
- Real and Measurable Outcomes. This means setting some specific goals so we’ll all know when we succeed. This isn’t about subjective “feel good” stuff. It’s about making real progress and understanding objectively what that means to you.
- Zero Hype. This particular program could veer off in the wrong direction if we weren’t so attuned to creating something grounded and uplifting. Yes, good stories use drama to hook you in and keep you engaged. But there’s enough of that embedded in the entrepreneurial experience without having to resort to mainstream melodrama.
- Accessibility. Learning should be affordable for everyone. Not just for those who have $2,500 ready to plunk down on a mentoring program or an online course. The web has certainly flattened the world of education — but it’s also added so much noise and pie-in-the-sky promises that it can be hard to know who to trust.
- Thinking really, really BIG. What would you do if you knew you wouldn’t fail? That’s a question that most of us never answer — even private. Owning a small biz doesn’t mean your dreams are small. Let’s help each other dream up audacious visions and world-changing ideas — and then figure out how to implement!
- Collaboration. Yes, running a business entails a bit of healthy competing. But collaboration trumps competition every time — even when we’re playing a game like Prosperity’s Kitchen. To that end, team work, community and collaboration are where we start from.
- Relationships! Let’s not forget that business isn’t THE most important thing. It’s our relationships that make this world go ’round. And it’s our relationships that help us build successful businesses.
- Creativity and Curiosity. Learning and asking questions is a must when it comes to being a happy entrepreneur. And the creative process has to be honored as well if we’re going to find new innovations and develop better products and services.
- Fun. If you’re not having fun while you’re working, then what’s the point? You could go not have fun at a regular job, right?
- Commitment and Follow through. Honoring our promises — to ourselves and to others — by following through and delivering the goods is crucial. If we don’t ship, all that work just doesn’t really mean anything to anyone.
- Prosperity on all levels. Money is great (and we’re definitely going to make some), but we also know that feeling prosperous and experiencing abundance goes beyond all the almighty dollar into realms that we all share: health, relationships and fulfillment (to name just a few).
If you’re on board with this set of foundational beliefs, add your name to the growing list in the comments below.