Track and field is my Sport of Choice. There is nothing like watching it on a large screen TV with family and friends while enjoying chicken wings or cauliflower wings for vegans, cocktails/ mocktails, and desserts. I love everything about it from the 100 meter race, triple jump, to shot put. I did it all from my junior high through high school years with the ambition to become an Olympic champion at it one day.
Well, I don’t have any gold medals as life took another path, as it often does but the main gem I gained from being a school athlete was learning the importance of never loosing my form.
It was drilled into my routine every day out there in Colorado Springs. It seemed that our coaches were more concerned about us keeping our form than winning. Arms, legs, back straight, etc all had to be perfectly aligned during each part of the specific event, from start to finish.
In fact, if any of us became lazy in our form it meant extra laps or some sort of repercussion exercise to reiterate the necessity of keeping the correct form.
I never forgot those lessons which have proven extremely helpful during the infancy stages of becoming a business woman and even still, I must go back to the fundamental proper stances and exercises from time to time in order to keep me in sharp form to handle the various aspects of business as well as the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual components that are involved.
When we don’t hold proper form, we yield ourselves to inconsistencies, rushed decision making, and bad partnerships.
When we panic at the thought of failure, survival mode takes over and we succumb to operating in convenience and forget about quality and integrity.
Proper form keeping for me is using my ability to imagine, explore, take risks, take vision quests, collaborate, and experiment.
When I don’t do those things, I’m frustrated, irritated, feel out of sorts, and overall unproductive. It’s not a matter of me simply wanting to do those things, it’s an absolute must for me to have my best performance. In track and field terms; I’m able to jump each hurdle and land perfectly to do business well. When I don’t do those things, hurdles are knocked down, I stumble and fall and if you have missed a hurdle and have fallen then you know how much that hurts and that your skin is on the track… OUCH
So you see, not only is it important for you to remember the passion of why you’ve decided to be unique and operate as an entrepreneur, but it’s equally important to know your form.
I shared what my perfect form was but do you know yours? It may look different from mine. Be careful here as it is easy to look at another entrepreneurs form and want to model yourself in that fashion. Although there’s nothing wrong with adapting certain elements from someone else’s business model to yours, remember that you won’t be able to successfully maintain being like someone else. Your form could be that you need to do extensive research before making a decision or you could be the type of person who likes to organize well and keep things in proper order. Whatever your form, don’t deviate from it as it will cause you to thrive and be a champion in your race as an entrepreneur.
Our team would be happy to help you find your best form and how to utilize it to make being an entrepreneur most enjoyable. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.