Tai Chi For Entrepreneurs

Chinese Martial Art to enhance your health and well-being, giving you the ultimate edge and a chance at success

Tai Chi for Entrepreneurs

Tai Chi for Entrepreneurs: The Ultimate Advantage

Entrepreneurs are a special breed. They see opportunity where most people won’t even dare to look. They turn a simple idea (or two or three) into gold (sometimes dust, but who’s looking). They are the lifeblood of our economy. Google, Facebook, Ford, GM, Mrs. Field, Auntie Annie, Build-A-Bear Workshop, pretty much every business, local or global, of all shapes and sizes started by the sheer will and determination of an Entrepreneur. As an Entrepreneur, you start off by doing everything yourself. You work 14-18 hour days, 7 or 8 days a week, with no breaks, no vacations, very little sleep, and no guarantee of success.

If any group of people need to stay healthy to better their chances at success, its these guys and gals!

Tai Chi for Entrepreneurs just might be the answer. Tai Chi and Qigong are a perfect compliment to an Entrepreneur. As an Entrepreneur who practices the internal Martial Art of Tai Chi and the Health Art of Qigong, there are many benefits that can enhance your Entrepreneurial activities.

Boost your Immunity

Those late nights working, skipping meals, or not eating the right foods, can take a toll on your Immune System making you more susceptible to illnesses such as colds or the flu. There have been a few studies indicating that Tai Chi enhanced regulatory T cell function, prevent immunological effects of stress, and improve antibody response to influenza vaccine.

Calm your Mind

Being an Entrepreneur, your thoughts need to be clear and concise to make swift decisions with whatever data is at hand. You also need to think clearly and understand the complexity of your process, idea, or system. The best tool for that is a calm and focused mind. The relaxed movements of Tai Chi and Qigong are the yin to your entrepreneurial yang, giving your mind a chance to relax and focus.

Increase Energy and Vitality

You want just as much energy in your first hour of the day as you do in your 18th hour. Relying on food and drinks laden with stimulants and sugar is not good for your health and can lead to spikes and crashes in your energy levels leading to health problems and stretches of unproductive time. Tai Chi and Qigong with improved breath control and relaxed movements can give you more energy to power your day making every moment as productive as possible.

Relieve Stress and Promote Inner Peace

Meeting with a client or distributor? Writing marketing and sales material? Planning the next phase of your business plan? Would you rather do that when you are all stressed out and chaotic, or all zen-like with a calm and thoughtful demeanor? Using Tai Chi’s meditative qualities you can overcome the effects of chronic stress and give you a new found inner peace that just might give you the edge you need for your business to be a success.

Cultivate a Positive Spirit

Even though you might be surrounded by your family, friends, business partners, and mentors, being an Entrepreneur can be lonely. The uncertainty of success, long hours, and difficult decisions, make keeping a positive mental attitude seem impossible. Being actively involved with a Tai Chi and Qigong program can give you a mental and physical outlet to relieve stress and give you a mini-vacation to recharge your batteries.

Tai Chi and Qigong offer the Entrepreneur many benefits that could make or break your business venture. Imagine being a successful Entrepreneur with a relaxed and calm attitude, full of energy and spirit, guiding your business to unlimited success. Partnering with Tai Chi and Qigong can give you that edge to be more productive and be able to handle the challenges of entrepreneurship that occur daily.

The price for all this? You’ll have to commit to scheduling some time to your Tai Chi and Qigong practice. But, as Steven Covey says in Habit 7: Sharpening The Saw – “Without this renewal, the body becomes weak, the mind mechanical, the emotions raw, the spirit insensitive, and the person selfish.”

Certainly not what it means to be a successful Entrepreneur.

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Sifu Dale Guadagna

About Sifu Dale Guadagna

Dale Guadagna began his Tai Chi journey in 1998. Encountering job-related stress, he joined The Peaceful Dragon to help manage his chronic stress. Seeing how the Chinese Arts of Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga, and Meditation has helped countless students, including himself, he has devoted his life to teaching these arts. In 2009, with his wife Maricris, they opened Lake Norman Tai Chi Center to serve North Mecklenburg, Iredell, and Cabarrus counties in North Carolina.
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