I love stories of people who take chances. People who want to pursue their passion and aren’t afraid to take a step into the unknown and follow their dreams. They recognize that it will turn out in one of two ways – success or failure. It’s the ability to learn from failures and keep going, not being afraid of failure. That in itself is a success, right?
I do have an entrepreneurial spirit. To me, the idea of not knowing what could be kills me. There are always negative people who will tell you things won’t work for one reason or another. But just because it didn’t work for them, does that really mean it won’t work for you? What if it DOES work? What if, through all the blood, sweat & tears, you find yourself happier and better off than when you started?
I recently got into listening to podcast’s (at the urging of my husband who listens to them frequently). I use them now as a free personal development tool. I have learned so much and been so inspired by other peoples stories, that I now listen to them as I do housework or am driving in the car or waiting to pick my son up at school.
In the “green” industry, it can be hard to step away from the mainstream in order to make a living. I wanted to share this particular podcast, “Lawncare to Earthcare. Building Businesses, Embracing Failures, and Transitioning to a Career in Permaculture.” It’s not simply about mowing lawns, it’s about moving toward your passion. I was happy to come across this in my news-feed this morning.
I’ve known Pete Kanaris, owner of GreenDreams, for a couple years. He is someone who keeps going and is constantly learning. He has taken his passion for sustainability to a whole new level with his permaculture business. Listen as he describes taking the step from a comfortable income to entering the unknown in order to follow his passion. (click here to play the podcast)
If you are starting out on the road to entrepreneurship, know that it is hard. There will be up’s and down’s and it may turn into something that you decide not to continue. You will have learned along the way and be better off because of it. It could also turn out great and lead you down a path that you never imagined for yourself.
Follow your passions and build your dreams!
If you are local to the Tampa area, schedule a consultation with Pete and his crew. They can show you how to grow food on your property and get you on the road to sustainability. They also offer classes, do tours and sell plants at their farm.
Do you have any inspiring words of wisdom? Tell us your entrepreneurial story in the comments below.