Entrepreneurship experts (who also know about yoga) have come to the conclusion that yoga can teach you two very valuable lessons about entrepreneurship.
Yoga is a highly disciplined effort, which balances the mind and the body. It increases the capabilities of your body exponentially and brings better health. It also helps you increase your life by ensuring fitness. This disciplined form of exercise, when applied to entrepreneurship will teach you how to lead a successful startup.
Lesson Number One: Flexibility
Yoga teaches your body to be flexible. It facilitates this by making you focus on your core. Apply the same thing to your business and start focusing on the core. When you do so, you will be more flexible. Flexibility should also be one of your core values so that everyone working for you adapts it and the work environment you set in place is flexible. When this happens, you will be able to stretch your arms without losing your focus on your customers. You will also be open to better ways of growth including going lean and cutting corners.
Thus, yoga teaches you to be focused, disciplined, and flexible, helping you focus on your goals and making you stay disciplined when it comes to spending.
Lesson Number Two: Vision
Yoga and entrepreneurship, both require a vision. In yoga, when you start meditating, you induce a vision. Your instructor will ask you to conjure up a picture to focus upon as you meditate. The same thing goes with entrepreneurship as well. You need to have a certain vision or goal in your mind’s eye in order to work in the right direction.
Yoga also teaches you that you shouldn’t give up if your first offering or first attempt does not satisfy your ultimate goal or is a disappointment when compared to what you had in mind. Yoga learners are barely able to even conjure up an image and focus on it for more than 2 seconds in their first attempt. However, with practice and continued effort, they succeed. You shouldn’t give up on your startup either.
Yoga and entrepreneurship go hand in hand mainly in these two ways. Practice yoga to improve your health and apply the lessons in your professional life to hit success.
Yoga is a highly disciplined form of exercise, which teaches you flexibility and the important of vision. It also teaches you to practice and work relentlessly to achieve your goals. These lessons can be directly applied to entrepreneurship.