To be successful as a fashion entrepreneur, you need to first understand yourself. You need to understand what you want to achieve with your life and your fashion business. When you have clarity on this, it’ll make your journey easier.
Last week, we reviewed a video by Lena Kay on 3 Steps to Transform Your Life. This week, we reviewed a video by Master Shi Heng Yi on the hindrances to self-mastery and how to overcome them. In it, he shared 5 hindrances to self-mastery and how to overcome them.
The video aims to help individuals learn how to gain self-mastery in their life’s journey. For fashion entrepreneurs, it teaches you how to gain clarity about your dreams and not get caught up in challenges. It shows hindrances to achieving your goals as a fashion entrepreneur and how to overcome them.
This video review will cover;
- useful points fashion entrepreneurs can learn from,
- important points missed out,
- the relevance of the information provided to fashion entrepreneurs.
What is Self-Mastery?
Self-Mastery is the process of knowing yourself. It is being aware of who you are and knowing how to grow, improve, and maintain yourself. With self-mastery, you can take control of your life and journey without being blown off course by feelings, circumstances, and so on.
It is being able to gain clarity about yourself and your journey in life.
Clarity means you see clearer. When you see clearer, interrelations become more apparent and there is no need to believe anyone or anything. Seeing clearly means you can distinguish for yourself which is the proper direction to take and which decisions you have to make to make your goals or aspirations start to take shape?
Along your fashion entrepreneurial journey, you will encounter challenges. Those challenges can prevent you or stop you from moving on and climbing that mountain of your dreams. These challenges are referred to as hindrances. They describe different states of the mind. In those states of the mind, it becomes difficult to see clearly and engage in the right decisions.
5 Hindrances to Self-Mastery
1. Sensual Desire
This arises in the moment when you are paying attention to something that is giving you a positive emotion. This positive emotion can originate from 5 games of your body; seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling or feeling.
When going on your fashion design journey and you come across another entrepreneurial venture that is enticing and you follow it, you have already lost your track. When this venture becomes so strong that you don’t want to leave it anymore, then the sensual desire had turned into an obsession.
In both cases, remaining in that place means you cannot get clarity
This describes a state of the mind that arises from negative emotions. In this state of the mind, you have an aversion, a rejection or simply a dislike against an object, situation or person.
Simply put, you are going on your fashion entrepreneurial journey and you discover that you need to be active on social media but you don’t like social media. Whatever it is that you don’t like makes your journey unpleasant. Unless you learn to let go of this ill-will, it is most likely that you won’t continue the journey.
3. Sloth and Torpor
Sloth means the heaviness of the body and Torpor means the dullness of the mind. It is characterised by sleepiness, non-motivation, lack of energy and often can manifest itself in a state of depression.
This can be likened to imprisonment and you feel like you are locked in a cell. It becomes very hard to make any type of mental or physical effort. To continue on the fashion entrepreneurship path, there is only one option left, you need to find a way to get out of the cell.
It is the state of an unsettled mind. An unsettled mind means your mind cannot settle in the present moment. It is either worrying about the future or travelling into the past and rejecting, judging an event that happened in your past.
Your mind is constantly jumping from one branch to another and unable to stay for too long in the present moment. The problem with this is that there is no time to see clearly anymore.
5. Sceptical Doubt
This is very closely related to a state of mind that is based on indecisiveness. It is very easy in that state of mind to get lost in thoughts. You’re constantly wondering if you can do something, if you’re on the right path, what others will say and asking what if questions.
Your mind cannot synchronise with your actions anymore. The result is that you get disconnected from the goals and aspirations you have set for yourself and your fashion brand. When the way is filled with too many doubts, more often than not, you will stop instead of moving on.
Ways to Overcome These Hindernaces
Now that we know the 5 hindrances, what are we going to do about them? You need to align and structure your life in such a way that prevents those hindrances from arising. If you are not successful, you need to use techniques to remove them. Each hindrance is placing a dark cloud on your mind.
To remove these hindrances, simply remember one thing, let it RAIN. This is a four-step method to help you remove those hindernaces.
1. Recognise in what state of the mind you find yourself in.
To overcome the hindrances to self-mastery and getting ahead in your journey, you need to recognise what state of mind you are in. Ask yourself how you feel and pinpoint the state of mind you often find yourself in. Once you can recognise it, you can handle ur.
2. Learn to accept, acknowledge and allow the situation or a person to be the way it is.
Always learn to accept, acknowledge and allow things to be the way they are. There are many things and people you cannot change so don’t try to change them. Just learn to accept them that way and continue on your journey to be better.
3. Investigate your emotional and mental state and ask questions.
Look at yourself and understand the emotional and mental state you are in. When you understand this, begin to ask questions to gain clarity. Questions like; Why did it come up? What will be the consequences if I remain in that state? They will help you understand your state of mind and how to improve it.
This is the practice of, I am not the body, I am not the mind, I am not my emotion, it’s just that I can see all these 3 aspects of me. Practice acknowledging and separating yourself from your body, mind, and emotions so you can make better decisions.
In our lives and lifetimes are too unique to copy the path of someone else. To bring meaning and value into your life, you need to learn to master yourself and don’t let the hindrance stop you.
Other Points Missed Out
5. Set and Focus on Your Goals
In learning to overcome your hindrances to self-mastery as a fashion entrepreneur, you need to set goals to achieve. These goals don’t have to be big, they can be small states that take you in the direction of your dream as a fashion entrepreneur.
Focus on these goals and constantly remind Yourself why you set them in the first place. Let them guide you and keep your mind off these hindrances and into your dreams.
The Usefulness of the Information to Fashion Entrepreneurs
Every fashion entrepreneur needs clarity along their journey of life and entrepreneurship. This video proves useful to fashion entrepreneurs because it teaches how to take your eyes off other things and take control of your life.