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Lessons for Zentrepreneurs
by Ron Rubin and Stuart Avery Gold
authors of Wowisms: Words of Wisdom for Dreamers and Doers: A Zentrepreneur's Guide

  Slow down. Be grateful. Bow to the distinctiveness that is you: your mind, your body, your spirit and your splendor. In the words of Lao-Tzu who said, "Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment."

A Zentrepreneur is someone who risks letting go of preconceived notions in order to deepen their knowledge of self - and beyond.. But more than that, a Zentrepreneur is someone who has made his or her own life noble and rich beyond counting by simply living a dream defined. While an entrepreneur creates a business, a Zentrepreneur creates a business and a life.

Once you find a passionate interest, it hits you, permeates your mind. It creates a continuous array of bright spots, an elation and excitement that can absolutely, positively, one hundred percent, provide you with the most important tool you will need to achieve success. Passion provides you with the best possible odds to successfully catch and live your dream.

The importance of risk-taking is not what you may get from taking a risk, but rather what you become because of taking it. Embrace risk-taking as an opportunity to see and appreciate possibilities.

It is more important to know what you should not be doing in life than to know what you should be doing.

Focus on who you are and what you are capable of, resisting the strong pressure from family and friends and the self-imposed limits that may prevent you from opportunities for personal fulfillment and achievement. Eliminate the things you are tolerating and that are draining your energy. Stop putting up with what's dragging you down.

Putting your goals in writing makes them real. By clearly identifying what you want, both your conscious and subconscious mind will adjust your thinking process, regarding the written message as a focus and not merely a daydream..By writing down your goals you create a contract with yourself, documenting and increasing your personal commitment to shaping and defining them.

Failure is the lubricant of is an essential building block needed to succeed. And how you handle failure is the single hardest battle you must face in accomplishing your dream.

A Zentrepreneur knows that to move on, sometimes the best light for the journey can be the result of a burning bridge.

Zentrepreneurs value their humanity and strive to be spirits of compassion, giving of themselves freely and without hesitation. Giving of your wisdom, value and service to others is like casting a pebble into the water. After the brevity of its drop, the ripples of energy continue to extend endlessly outward and in due course return to the Zentrepreneur's heart and soul manyfold.

Excerpted from SUCCESS AT LIFE: How To Catch and Live Your Dream-A Zentrepreneur's Guide, by Ron Rubin and Stuart Avery Gold. Copyright (c) 2001 by Ron Rubin and Stuart Avery Gold. Reprinted by permission of Newmarket Press, 18 East 48 Street,New York,NY10017,

Ron Rubin, the "Minister of Tea," is Chairman of the Board of The Republic of Tea. He keeps a permanent residence in Clayton,Missouri.

Stuart Avery Gold, the "Minister of Travel," is COO and the lauded "editorial voice" for the company's Tea Revolution. He resides in Boca Raton,Florida.

Rubin and Gold are authors of Success At Life: How to Catch and Live Your Dream; Dragon Spirit: How to Self-Market Your Dream; and Wowisms: Words of Wisdom for Dreamers and Doers.

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