medicineNOTE: One of the projects I’m working on is a book of poems for conscious leaders and entrepreneurs.  Here’s a poem I wrote after I spent an afternoon drinking tea and having heartful conversations with my friends Tanya Taylor Rubenstein and Patrick Malone.  This poem is dedicated to these two amazing human beings.

Entrepreneurial Medicine

Yesterday afternoon I sat drinking tea
with two entrepreneur friends who are
courageous enough and kind enough
To share stories you don’t get in magazines.

We told of the courage it takes
We shared of the heart breaks
The stories of money and meaning
and learning to loosen our grip.

These real stories are medicine
In the context of a culture that
Often only hands us plastic stories
Of young and linear success.

I am neither young nor linear.

To me, wisdom stories are medicine.
And I am grateful to have access
To the compassionate visionaries and
Healers who generously share it.

Paul Zelizer
Paul Zelizer
Paul Zelizer is one of the first business and marketing coaches to focus on the needs of conscious and social impact entrepreneurs. In addition to marketing, social impact, mindful leadership and values based business, Paul is passionate about just about anything you can do in the mountain high country, yoga & fitness, dark chocolate, and poetry. He lives near Santa Fe, New Mexico.