I have been growing most of my own fruits and vegetables for seven seasons now. This experience has given me three primary gifts: patience, humility and prosperity. I have learned patience in waiting for a seed to sprout. It is impossible not to be humble in the presence of nature’s brilliance, for while it is quiet, it is exquisite and harmonious. Nature has prospered for 3.8 billion years and as such is the eldest prosperity teacher I have had the pleasure of working with.
While all these gifts have been life changing, it is nature’s blueprint for abundance and prosperity that most fascinates me. It has long been my passion and purpose to provide tools, resources and processes to help people experience prosperity in every moment. Nature certainly does. And as part of nature, so can we.
About a month ago, I stumbled upon a set of teachings called Biomimicry. Two weeks later I was in Montana on a remote ranch in a class, Biomimicry 3.8, an Immersion. The week started off with the basic premise of Biomimicry, that nature’s genius provides solutions to human challenges. Biomimicry as a practice is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies.
Prosperity is a human challenge that we have yet to master, so I traveled to Montana hoping to deepen my understanding of Biomimicry practices for the purpose of incorporating that learning into The Prosperity Experience and/or new processes and tools Mackey Advisors develops in the future.
It was an intense week of experiencing nature, working with gifted brilliant people from around the globe and learning from nature. Life has evolved a set of strategies that have sustained over 3.8 billion years. Biomimicry teaches these strategies as Life’s Principles, which are the overarching patterns found amongst the species surviving and thriving on Earth. Think of them as the design lessons from nature. They are:
- Adapt to Changing Conditions
- Be Locally Attuned and Responsive
- Use Life Friendly Chemistry
- Be Resource Efficient
- Integrate Development with Growth
- Evolve to Survive
Prosperity isn’t something that just happens. We design it into our life or business through the choices we make. The key question is always, what choices are moving me and/ or my business toward prosperity and which are moving me away?
I believe Life’s Principles offer foundational insights we can use to create prosperity. This is a new teaching for me, and over the next few months, I will explore each of Life’s Principles and how we can use their teaching to expand our experience of prosperity. I hope you will chime in and give me your thoughts, feedback, challenge my ideas and contribute to the body of knowledge of how humans create prosperity.