5 (Good) Reasons to Build a business

I don’t think everyone should start their own business, but I do think everyone should follow their heart. For me following my heart meant building my own business, so that’s what I did. At the beginning I thought of it as a short-term investment, now I see I have invested for life and I understand why people make 5 year business plans. As with everything in life, the same experience will result in different responses with different people. But this was my response and I want to share it with you:
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1) I know there is something beautiful in you that only you can create and the world is waiting for it. You can never full-fill what you are meant to, if you keep on going to your job just because you want to “be secure”.

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2) You will grow. You will be challenged as hell. It will feel very uncomfortable. Your personal weaknesses will be your worst enemy. Whatever you have in you as a weakness, will limit you in your business. If you’re greedy you’ll become greedier, if you’re a stressful person you will become more stressed, if you are too naïve you will be cheated. You will be constantly out of your comfort zone. Unless you learn to defeat or develop those personal weaknesses you will a) go crazy b) shut down your business. So you learn to deal with your personal weaknesses and you grow, like crazy. Like nothing else will make you grow.

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3) If you don’t like obeying the rules, your business is the only way you can create your own rules. It’s no use complaining about your boss. If you don’t like his/her rules, you either have to walk away-but I doubt there is a lot of people whom their rules you would like- or you have to stay and obey. There are no grey areas in this one. It’s their company, it’s their rules.

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4) I know this is related to point no 2 but I will touch upon another aspect of personal development. If you are a Budist and you don’t learn your personal lessons, you will have to come back to earth until you become highly evolved, if you are religious you will be questioned for your personal weaknesses, if you are an atheist you only have one chance to develop and leave the world your message. Whatever you believe, your purpose in life is to defeat your personal weaknesses through personal development. And if you are holding tight to the security of a job just for the sake of security, how are you going to develop ? And sometimes when you are too attached to your comfort zone, “life happens” to take you out and teach you. Cancer, accidents, unemployment, a disabled child, you name it. I am not saying that if you decide to build your business you will not be challenged by life. I am saying sooner or later you will be challenged to step outside your comfort zone anyway. So living in a comfortable zone is a short term lived illusion anyway! My belief is that if you choose to step out yourself, its better than life forcing you.

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5) Once I decided to step up and live outside my comfort zone, life became easy on me in all other areas. Family, personal life, love life etc. I spent so much effort on my business that the other areas of my life become easy and smooth. Perhaps I changed myself to become a better daughter, friend, wife to eliminate problems I had before , I don’t know. All I know is that I am looking at a bigger picture now and smaller things that I used to fight for seem insignificant.

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Let your heart take you where you are meant to be. Live life to the fullest. Don’t let opportunities slip by, take them. Use them. Let life teach you. Live the experience. Stay with love,

Melis Peniç Gümüs

Founder of Mia Rosa

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