We all aspire to be like them. They seem bold and fearless, and sometimes we think of them as superheroes for taking on the task of operating their own business. However, beneath our entrepreneurial heroes’ determined and confident surface often lies many sleepless nights and unending challenges. They may face unbelievable levels of stress, anxiety, and mental health issues. The life of an entrepreneur can be difficult and tumultuous despite success. That is why Ronnie Flynn, Founder of Vuuzle Media Corp., says he uses different mechanisms to cope over the years. His favorite has been music, laughter, and reliance on a supportive team. “The secret to building Vuuzle Studios was music, laughter, and finding people who would share my vision.”
Listening to music
In every era of human history and every society around the globe, music has allowed people to express their feelings and communicate with others. Additionally, it has also been proven to alter those same emotions. Countless studies have proven that music has helped to reduce stress. “Music can raise someone’s mood, get them excited, or make them calm and relaxed. Music also allows us all to feel nearly or possibly all emotions that we experience in our lives. The possibilities are endless, and every business should use music. It is an important part of our lives and fills a need or an urge to create music or simply listen.”
Flynn has a strong love for music that he says impacts his daily life.
Laughter is Good Medicine
It is often said that laughter is good medicine. Flynn uses laughter as another coping mechanism when things become difficult in his life and career. He references ancient philosophy, which gave little attention to humor. Plato, for example, criticized laughter as an emotion that undermines our self-control and called for strict control of everything comedic. On the other hand, Flynn encourages entrepreneurs to embrace the words of the Stoic Seneca, who stated that “It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to cry over it.”
“The ability to laugh and the inharmonious sound of laughter surrounding us is probably the most beautiful things we have the privilege of witnessing in life. Be it contagious laughter, a giggle, or even a simple childish snicker. Laughter is probably the most joyful communicative emotion we have. Without laughter, Vuuzle Studios would not exist.”
Reliance on A Supportive team
Having others’ support when times get stressful can help ease the trials, especially for entrepreneurs. “I learned that building a successful team is about finding a group of people with the right mix of professional skills who like to laugh and play. People have wondered in astonishment, for example, how Vuuzle Studios Dubai dealt with the COVID 19 pandemic. The answer is we changed our communication model, focusing on the ability to see each employee as they worked through the day at their home visually using “zoom conference”. We also shifted into high gear, keeping all of our supporters, stakeholders, pioneer investors, and our angel investors updated on what we were doing, the milestones we were hitting, and our successes. The people who invested in Vuuzle wanted to know about all of these things because they supported us and believed in what we’re trying to accomplish.”
Entrepreneurship can be a difficult, sometimes lonely road, but success is possible by cultivating a positive state of mind.