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Hi Soul-Friends, it’s Tannaz Hosseinpour and welcome to another short solo episode of Minutes on Growth. This week, I was to briefly talk about a topic that’s coming up a lot this past season in my 1 on 1 sessions and group coaching programs… the topic of entrepreneurship
With the world going online, more and more people want to start online businesses and want to start side hustles..either because they’ve lost their job or because they’ve realized that they want to do more with their life… but not everyone is actually taking action – so why does this disconnect exist?
Well…the truth is, most people are waiting for the perfect moment.
Why the perfect moment? Because the mind gives us the illusion that if everything is perfect, then nothing will go wrong and we won’t quote on quote fail, and with all the social conditioning we’ve experienced, god forbid we fail.
But I’m here to tell you that the perfect moment doesn’t exist. There isn’t a moment in time that everything from the external or the internal will just magically line up…
I know this from experience.
Over the past 4 years, my holding company has expanded to include a multiple six figure coaching business, an education consultancy firm, a crypto platform and some side hustles in the f&b and retail industry … and when people ask me what is the secret to my expansion.. I always say two things, the first is taking “imperfect action” and the second is redefining failure for myself.
When we’re kids, we have the audacity to dream big, and to claim those dreams as a possibility, a possibility that feels so real. However, the older we get, the inner critic grows with us and gets louder and louder, and we start to hear the inner critic’s voice as the truth. Then when we’re older and we look back on our childhood, we say “ah I always wanted to do this, but I was a child, I was a kid, I didn’t know better, I hadn’t seen how the real world operates.
& We start to make excuses for our desires, we make excuses for our dreams and we take the safe route and we live our day to day life with suppressed unfulfilled potential
but it’s important to pause and to see life through the lens of our younger self, because that is the truth and to tell ourselves that if the desire exists within me, it is meant for me
it is my responsibility, my duty to honour that desire, to bring it to life
now that desire might turn out successful and it might not, but it’s there because this desire Is going to help us elevate and grow. It is who we become on the journey of entrepreneurship that is the goal. It is not the end result of how much money we make but rather who we are during the process, how much impact we have during that process, how much we grow, how much we learn, every time we fall down, what do we learn from that.
I have many successful businesses but over the years I’ve had many unsuccessful ones as well, that were equally instrumental in who I am today as a person. If I had given up the first time things didn’t go my way, I wouldn’t have come up with all these new ideas through which I am able to share my gifts with the world. Because when creativity knocks on our door, and we open the door and honour its presence, it shows up to our front step much more often.
So if we can shift our perspective, and if we can say okay the purpose is to grow and to elevate, to become a more conscious and aware version of myself, to be able to see my flaws through my day to day interactions with my staff and society, and through that reflection to become better, then you my soul-friend are already a successful entrepreneur
the money, the status, the benefits are all the cherry on the top.. they are not the foundation
& let me tell you this with conviction, when you’re in that state of gratitude, of awareness and of consciousness, money flows to you with so much ease, because the universe WANTS to gift you back, because you’ve done so much mindset work that you have removed all the abundance blocks in your head. you are stepping in your truth, you’re stepping into your potential and over there, resistance is limited.
So when I see people seeking money first, without a deeper meaning behind it for something greater than themselves, I tell them, you’re on the wrong path. If you want money, then you need to let go of the critic’s resistance, and level up. You need to step into your truth, into what sets your soul on fire and that truth is always bigger than just what serves you alone.
Every time you play small, every time you convince yourself to postpone your desires, every time you say no to yourself, you are doing a disservice to your community and society .
Because your mess, your story, your talents.. they can all save people, they can transform people’s lives.
So look at your passions, your talents and your desires with respect and honour. Discover your soul’s why. Why do you want to embark on this journey? How will this journey not only elevate your life but the lives of those around you? Then take action with an open heart.. and every time you fall down & your inner critic tries to convince you that you’ve failed, smile, knowing that that voice isn’t the truth, because as long as we’re learning, failure doesn’t exist.. & we’re here to learn, and the quickest way to learn is through these experiences.. so shift your focus on the journey, allow yourself to serve the world, and in return allow the world to serve you with all the abundance it possesses.
Thank you for listening,