I thought I would share with you my own entrepreneurial story ~ nothing fancy or special, just simple. I’m Suzi Dronzek, and I am an intuitive astrologer and spiritual advisor, who provides professional readings, spiritual guidance, and daily astrology insight. My goal is to help others to help themselves, by illuminating shadows with light, for awareness and understanding in personal development, relationship compatibility, and spiritual enrichment. For more information, you can always visit my website (which is still under major reconstruction, behind the scenes).

My story starts when I was a teen, I took a simple thought and announced my goal, ‘I will have my own business when I am in my thirties’. Um yes. I really WAS that dorky LOL. From there, I committed myself to learn as much as I could, to expand who I was, what I knew, and where I was going in life. In my thirties, I married and relocated from another state. I started a new job, encouraged my husband to go back to school. I then had a baby, and got into a car accident. We lived paycheck to paycheck. Frustrated, I made the announcement, ‘I’m quitting my job and leaving the corporate world, to work for myself as a freelance artist’. And so I did. I trusted that every job experience that I have ever had, prepared me for my next step. I learned valuable lessons of responsibility as a teenage babysitter, customer service and numbers as a waitress, and so on. My main reason to work for myself, was so that I could raise my son and watch him grow up (rather than drop him off into a daycare). The second reason I decided to do this, was to have my own work schedule, and to be in control of my paycheck. Everyone said I made a risky decision because I was young and stupid. Yeah, maybe I was, but I prefer brave and daring. Being self-employed has been a very empowering journey. In the last sixteen years, I’ve learned so much about expanding my ability and skills, building a business, and finding out what I am truly capable of.

I’m glad to have this chance to share my story in these tough times. My life back then was similar to the recession. Nothing was easy, everything was hard, and I felt trapped. It was up to me to break free from limitations. I never settled for unemployment checks and depend on the government for my measly piece of the pie. I was too determined to work hard and bust my ass to succeed.

Despite what ever is going on in your world, it doesn’t mean that you have to accept limitations. You have the freedom and choice to either settle, or to use own determination to break down walls. If you’ve been contemplating about starting your own business, I’d be the first one to encourage you to do so. If you never thought of being self-employed, because you’ve relied and became dependent on a boss or the government, I’d still suggest consideration, especially if you’re feeling anxious about your finances and future. Working for yourself is a lot of hard work, and you need to get comfortable of pushing yourself, but the rewards are so much greater. The best approach to figuring out if you got what it takes, is to score your own integrity when it comes to work habits. Then again, you could play the blame game, and make up excuses as to why you couldn’t take charge of your life and finances, but you’d be complaining to the wrong person.

The one thing that we have all learned during the financial crisis, is that we gave our money, our potential, and our trust, to the wrong hands. We can all blame, whine, argue, and suffer the consequences, but none of that has solved any problems recently. Instead, you allowed it to suck up your precious energy. On one hand, people say they don’t want the government to be in control of their lives. But in the same breath, people make it easy for the government to have all the power and control, if they choose to rely solely on the government to produce change, rather than making change for themselves. As long as people are dependent on the government for their weekly unemployment checks, rather than depending on themselves, individual power is given away freely.

Talking to my husband years back, I told him that the economy was going to suffer a major breakdown like the great depression. Yes, his eyes rolled, as they usually do with the concoctions of my ‘crazy, psycho mind’. Obviously, I’m not proficient or skilled in financial or government issues, nor do I want to be, so excuse my lack of terminology. I’m just a spectator who watches from behind the scenes. Maybe I’m wrong, and totally off target, but let me share something that has had me itching at me for the last few years. The growing number of chain stores that are going out of business because of growing warehouse stores bothers me. They destroyed the ‘Mom and Pop Shoppes’ that promised options and delivered reliability. ‘Mom and Pop Shoppes’ were created by ‘the people’, for ‘the people’. ‘Mom and Pop Shoppes’ set the example of ‘opportunity’ and living your dream in America. So now we’ve got Pluto destroying foundations (in Capricorn), and we watch the fall of what Capricorn rules, like: government, savings, reputations, careers, work, family, tradition, money, manufacturing, homes, seniors, large corporations, real estate, property, plantation, and farming. Some of these areas have a major influence on our food intake.

So back to the empire of warehouse stores, where we rely solely on ‘one’ store for everything. Our clothes, medication, food, and other necessities. If that one warehouse goes down, whether destroyed by the recession, or owned by government or another country, what will happen to the people? Our food and other important intakes are controlled, and have a great potential to be rationed. Do you get where I am coming from? If you are not on the list to get food this week, where will you go? The local hometown mom and pop shoppes are extinct. Everyone was too busy relying, and forgot how to do for themselves. Leaving individual power to be given away in the wrong hands again.

If everyone started participating in their own small way – instead of relying on the government and big businesses – we could create a whole new era of small, independent market places. We could take back our control, our lives, and our country by redeveloping the reliability of mom and pop shoppes to get us all through. And this is what Pluto does. She trashes what is in ruin, regenerating the power to be reborn. The next ‘Occupy’ that I would love to see, would be building your own small business ‘from scratch’, and creating the financial abundance that you and your loved ones deserve. We just need to step back from the bubble that was created, and remember that America is still the land of opportunity, if you’re willing to step out of your comfort zone and work hard for your dreams. My grandfather and grandmother came to this country during the recession, just like many of yours. They all survived and built America businesses, from scratch, by relying on each another. What can YOU do, to be of service to another, and to make an income from it?

Author's Bio: 

Suzi Dronzek, Intuitive Astrologer & Spiritual Mentor, has been practicing with the metaphysical arts for over thirty years. For more information about a professional consultation, she may be reached at 724-832-9283 or http://www.starcana.com