Happy own business day to all BOSSES!
Do you own your own business or plan on starting one? Starting your entrepreneurial journey is the best personal development journey that you can go through.
What is Own Business Day?
#OwnBusinessDay was first held in 2016. Since then people have been honoring and celebrating business owners around the world every year on the 2nd Tuesday of October.
Celebrating this day is a way for us to show our gratitude for the dedication it takes to run a business, whether that’s a cafe, a yoga studio, or a service-based business.
The long and winding road of entrepreneurship
The entrepreneurial journey is a challenging but beautiful one.
5 truths about entrepreneurship
1. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘫𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘺 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘨𝘭𝘢𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘴.
2. 𝘌𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢 𝘵𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘵 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘭𝘺 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘢𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘦.
3. 𝘐𝘵 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘭𝘺.
4. 𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳.
5. 𝘗𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘰𝘧𝘧.
Although running your own business gives you the freedom to manage your own schedule, it takes a lot of work and self-discipline. But your entrepreneurial journey is the best self-development journey you can go through in life.
5 benefits of starting your own business
Here are 5 benefits of starting and growing your own business:
1. 𝘐𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘨𝘺.
2. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯.
3. 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘬𝘺𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘵.
4. 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩.
5. 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘬 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘱 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴.
Entrepreneurship is not for everyone.
But if you do decide to start and grow your own business, the journey is well worth it!
Create your own dream job
Are you finding your dream job or are you creating it?
Have you been hopping from one job to another hoping that someday you’ll find the perfect one? That one job that you’ll truly find joy and happiness in?
Instead of furiously looking for it, why not create the job you love?
It is estimated that the average person spends 90,000 hours at work in their lifetime. So if you hate your job, then that’s a mountain of dread and so much energy wasted.
This generation doesn’t accept meaningless work just to get by. More and more people are questioning their career choices and looking inwards for meaning.
Just like in any career, every yoga teacher’s journey is different. Finding joy in teaching yoga looks different for every coach.
It could be seeing the achievements of your students in each class, or helping the growth in others and seeing the growth in yourself, or being able to do what you love and make a living.
As a yoga teacher, you’re responsible for making an immediate, positive impact on someone’s day.
But, it is only when the teacher feels true joy in their art that they can truly share this beautiful practice with their students.
What brings you joy in your work?
Share them with us in the comments below!