A tent cannot be put up with one peg

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A tent cannot be put up with one peg 20 August 2014 A tent cannot be put up with one peg

A tent cannot be put up with one peg

Whilst travelling through the United Arab Emirates on a family holiday this year, I came across the saying, ‘a tent cannot be put up with one peg’. Immediately, I found myself reflecting on my very own journey of creating a center that incorporated both eastern and western philosophies of health and wellbeing - a place that nurtured the body, the mind, and the soul.

After six years of dreaming, and with five pegs firmly in place, Enosis Medi-Spa & Wellness Centre is now my tent. My ‘5 pegs’ (or advice) to creating the business of your dreams from my experience, are as follows:

1: The big idea

All big ideas need fuel. For you, and for your business, passion is the best fuel to get going. As your business will consume a great deal of financial investment, as well as time and energy, it is therefore vital that your idea is something that you are passionate about.

Sometimes, this task of envisioning the big picture can be overwhelming as you get busier and busier, so just as an interior designer or architect would do, it is important to put your idea onto paper. By doing so, it not only exists in your head, but becomes a reality that you can see, and break down into small parts that can be easily managed and achieved.

2: Support

Having the support of your family and friends is often something we all want when it comes to making big decisions, like starting your own business. However, you need to make sure that you share your big idea with people who actually care about what you are doing. It’s okay to be selective in who you tell, as long as you remember the difference between their opinions and the facts.

It is also important to have the support from likeminded suppliers, business partners, and/or stakeholders that can help you execute your big idea. Our suppliers of products at Enosis Medi-Spa and Wellness Centre, Omveda and Advanced Skin Technologies, both share our vision of being eco-friendly and cruelty-free, and they have also helped kick-start our business via assisting us in promotion, education and training.

Lastly, I encourage you to pick a mentor that has experience not only in business, but experience in handling the varying emotions when it comes to creating your own business. For me, it was my husband; someone who could surf the waves with me, and steer me in the right direction during stressful times.

3: Courage

As Aristotle once said, courage is the most important human virtue because it makes all of the other virtues possible.

For me, courage meant believing in not only myself, but believing in ‘the big idea’ too. That despite what others said I could create a business that nurtured and coached the whole person to achieve inner, as well as outer/physical health.

So remember to always go forward boldly, and that with courage comes innovation, and with innovation comes success.

4: Hard work

Hard work, or as I like to call it, ‘the boring stuff’, are the necessary baby steps that need to be taken in order to achieve your big idea. Whether it be drafting contracts or writing business plans, you need to find a method that works for you, and believe that what you are doing each day is enough for the big picture to come into fruition.

5: Live your dream

 BREATHE IT. BE IT. BELIEVE IT.

 

Last modified on Sunday, 02 August 2015 05:41

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