Business Advice from the poet Rumi

poems by Rumi

poems by Rumi

Business Advice from the poet Rumi

If you have been reading my blog, you know that April is National Poetry Month, that I love poetry and that it inspired me in my creative life and in my business life. I was in Dallas, TX for a conference last week and came home to this gorgeous illuminated version of Rumi‘s poetry on my kitchen table, a gift from my wonderful mother-in-law.

I love the title and intention of the book – a great example of vision and creativity: The Illuminated Rumi. “Illuminated” evokes memories of ancient manuscripts and original versions of the bible carefully illustrated and decorated by hand. The artwork in this book is stunning. You can find a copy of it on Amazon here.

As I sat here flipping through the poems, there were many beautiful pages that spoke of love and our relationship with self, God and others. But there were two short quotes that made me think of my vision for my business, my core values and some of what I learned at Kendall Summerhawk‘s Leap Live event last week. One of her favorite sayings is if you are here, then now is your time. Is now your time?


poetry by rumi


I loved this one, pictured above. This is how I want my clients to feel about their business, ready, willing and excited to dive in to the possibility of their vision.

Don’t wait

any longer.



the ocean,


and let the sea

be you.

Silent, absent,


an empty road

all praise.


I also loved this one, what a beautiful perspective on networking and meeting new people as opportunity and possibility!

rumi poems

In any gathering, in any

chance meeting

on the street, there is

a shine, an elegance

rising up.

I find that when I approach my life and my business from the creative place of anything is possible, magic happens! I attract the perfect clients with grace and ease. One of my big ahas during the training was to be unafraid of sharing my love of poetry and art here on my business and branding blog. It is my brand and at the core of who I am!

It also helped me realize the exact piece of marketing and branding that I love. I love helping entrepreneurs who are struggling to make money in their business clarify their vision and their message so that they can effortlessly attract their ideal clients.

As Rumi says, “I honor those who try to rid themselves of any lying, who empty the self and have only clear being there.”

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  1. Ellen Finkelstein on April 14, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Beautiful. I especially resonated with the 1st one, which to me is the experience I have in meditation (I do TM). I guess I think of that diving as something I do before activity, to prepare for it. That deep silence is the basis for dynamic activity!
    (I found you via the Ultimate Blog Challenge where I’m writing on more prosaic matters of growing an online business.)

    • minette on April 15, 2014 at 6:31 am

      Thank you for this lovely feedback, Ellen.

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