Is Entrepreneurship For You? Two Steps to Consider

Step 2: Nourishment- Isn’t water the foundation for growth and an essential element for life?

Nourishment can include just about anything from sound business plans to thorough market analysis to branding and social media.

Where to begin, and does it ever end? Our entrepreneurial seeds simply need water. After all, isn’t water the foundation for growth and an essential element for life?

It’’s readily available and relatively inexpensive.

Our seeds will only rely on the water we supply to ensure they are firmly planted. Too much or too little water could cause an imbalance in the soil. Therefore, we must take the time to determine how to cultivate our own seeds.

World-renowned entrepreneurs like Oprah Winfrey and Walt Disney discovered their own water sources through perseverance, trusting relationships and belief in Self.  Be advised: This step can be tricky, so proceed with caution.

One afternoon while attending a class sponsored by a local small-business mentoring association, I engaged in conversation with one of the highly esteemed mentors. In less than five minutes, the so-called respected mentor managed to inform me my business plan was a bad idea and how he would have directed me to another path.

Really? He just met me. How could he possible know which business path was right for me?

I’’ve frequently encountered similar scenarios in business. I acknowledge there are individuals who have brilliant business insight and financial success. However, no one will know your vision or business better than yourself.

Your seeds are delicate and can be destroyed before they ever break soil, if you’re not attentive to external conditions. So I smiled and kindly ejected myself from the conversation almost like a pilot before the jet spins out of control.

The cultivation process continued. I attended more business classes, identified vital financial resources, engaged trusted advisers and conducted extensive market research. They all served as essential sources of nourishment for my seeds.

Then I discovered my own personal water well. I can access it anytime, it’s absolutely free and the water is always so fresh and invigorating. This 24-hour, all-access water well for me is meditation. Stress release, enhanced creativity and increased focus are just a few of the profound effects I experience through this daily practice as a budding entrepreneur.

My water well is constantly flowing and ready to give, as long as I continue to “go to the well.

The Big Question

So back to the initial question: “Can the seeds of entrepreneurship grow for us if we just add water?” You be the judge.

Meditation helped enlighten my awareness of the self-confidence and value I would require for entrepreneurship. I’ve never seen my thumbs so green in my life!

One last gardening tip I’d like to share. Just like in nature, seasons change and can impact the growth of your seeds. You’ll see your seeds flourish with financial growth in optimal conditions or suffer economic drought under harsh conditions. Regardless of the season, remember your seeds still need water to keep them alive and ready to thrive again in due time.

Still thinking of starting the next virtual dog walking business? Well, before you stock up on doggie treats, you may want to grab for the nearest shovel and start digging!

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Susie Quintana
Susie Quintana
Susie Quintana, MPH, CPT has been in the health & fitness industry for over 20 years. She is the owner & operator of Q Movements, LLC which provides personalized individual, small group and corporate training services in person & virtually. She is a ACE Certified Personal Trainer as well as a Biomechanics Method Corrective Exercise Specialist & Orthopedic Exercise Specialist. Susie’s coaching is based on creating a custom plan for her clients fitness needs & goals through cardiovascular, strength, flexibility and balance training. She is a native of San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from Baylor University and earned a Master’s degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Community Health from the University of North Texas Health Science Center @ Fort Worth. As a health & fitness professional, Susie strives to empowering her clients with knowledge, support, resources and guidance to assist and inspire them to enhance their quality of life through movement.

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