“The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back.
Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark.”
— Barbara Hall
Beginnings are never easy. The idea of taking that first step is daunting, and the same can be said when one breaks away from other people’s expectations and opts to forge their own path. In business, there will always be unknowns and dilemmas that can potentially slow you down, but what matters most is being able to rebuild, pivot, and incorporate new things.
A business owner is always willing to learn and is open to mentoring, collaboration, and starting over when necessary. These factors are parts of a process that allows you to build strong relationships, sharpen your business acumen, and embody your core values to realize your dreams.
In this episode, I am joined by Gilza Fort-Martinez, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and the founder of Resolution Counseling Center in Miami, Florida. Listen to our conversation where she highlights her experience of learning when to break free and start “doing your own thing.” She shares inspiring stories of her entrepreneurial journey and the importance of sharing her knowledge as a mentor who has helped many aspiring women clinicians start their own therapy practices.
We also discussed the importance of having a clear business vision, resting as a means of restoring creativity and improving sleeping habits, and why trusting uncertainty is a practice we should all embrace.
- Bring people in that are a little bit different from you. Diversity is a really good thing. Ask for information, and then be willing to share information. — Gilza Fort Martinez
- There are going to be days when you ask: why am I doing this? You have to remember your tangible reasons that will push you forward and make you get out of bed every day because every day is not going to be easy. — Nikki Rogers
- You’re not supposed to have all the answers. What you have to know how to do is to know where to get the information, where to get the answers, and who to go get answers from. — Gilza Fort Martinez
- Rest is a piece of the process of being able to recharge which allows us to reset. In that resetting process, creativity can bloom again. — Gilza Fort Martinez
- The more that you’re clear on who you are, the clearer you can create your business. — Gilza Fort-Martinez
- Things are going to change. The one thing you can be certain about is that there’s going to be ‘change.’ — Gilza Fort-Martinez
Other resources mentioned:
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
- Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
- Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
- Don’t Stop Believing by Journey
- Imagine by John Lennon
Get to Know the Guest:
Gilza Fort-Martinez is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist — or LMFT — and founder of Resolution Counseling Center, her private practice in Miami, Florida. With over 25 years of practice, Gilza’s specialty areas include women’s transitions, conflict resolution, life transitions, dating and relationships, infidelity, and coping skills. She gives talks on various mental health subjects, such as stress management, leadership and team building, and goal setting.
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