This semester taught me a lot about what I am not doing. I am not being an active part of my life and my goals. Throughout the lessons and readings we had in this course one thing was clear, nothing happens to move us forward until we begin taking steps. We have to be our own motivation and find others who will support us in our efforts. I have already begun, but am excited to continue my journey in not only developing my dream business but in also developing my dream self. This course came with a lot of avenues on how to do just that. Through various examples, study cases, discussions and more I can look at what others have done to improve their lives and apply those same principles to my own. I have come to know myself better through this course and I have come to realize some of the weaknesses that are holding me back. With the information provided by professors and mentors on the subject I feel as though I have a starting point rather than feeling lost and consequently discouraged.
The readings and papers we wrote to analyze and apply them will be (and have already been) a great tool to know what steps to take and who to take them with. We have to be our own motivation, but we also need mentors and those who are willing to teach us to be successful. I have at this point developed a business plan, goal audience, mission statement, product, and business name and logo. Having these basic things has helped to organize my ideas into action. With the information I have learned in this course I now feel confident to start my journey.
To all future students of this particular course I would say not to take the information given for granted. I know personally in the past I have skimmed assignments and readings just wanting the course work for that week to be over and done with. It would have been a great mistake if I would have followed that mindset this semester. I am very much a motivational sponge. I love to listen to podcasts, read articles and books, listen to talk radio, and go to seminars when they are discussing how to be better and do better. I soak up their energy and drive like a sponge. Because of the constant flow of motivational and even directional content in this business class, I have progressed and improved upon myself more than I had originally anticipated. It is one hundred percent true that you get out what you put in in terms of effort and results. I would suggest not only giving your all I this course, but going above and daily applying the teachings found into your life.