Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Nate Zeleznick, CEO of White Dove Method, located in Huntsville, UT, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I'm so honored that for the past 24+ years, I've been able to teach thousands of people of all ages the royal martial, energy, meditation, breathwork, and perception art of the Kings of Java, Indonesia, as the FIRST of two non-Indonesians ever allowed to learn it. The martial art is called Merpati Putih (White Dove), and it is a cultural heritage of the Indonesian people. It consists of fighting, forms, inner power building and projection, energetic healing of one's self and others, and a unique form of vibrational awareness where eyesight is not needed in order to "see." Inner Power generation faster than any other method, energy healing, and the development of intrinsic but dormant abilities is what I focus on now. Brutal martial arts training is no longer required.
We've been recognized by some of the world's most respected doctors and scientists for helping people develop intuition and Superhuman abilities in the academy we've created in Ogden, Utah, including teaching blind people to "see" vibrationally. Our academy was featured in the award-winning documentary SUPERHUMAN: The Invisible Made Visible (on GAIA and Amazon).
In a nutshell, I help people unlock real Jedi-like powers to improve every area of their lives. Since I'm a huge Star Wars and martial arts fan, I have been blessed to become what I always wanted to be as a kid...a Ninjedi. ;) What I'm passionate about is helping everyday people awaken and USE their innate superhuman (supernormal) gifts in a deeply heart-centered way so they can do, have, and BE more than society has given them permission to be.
I LOVE teaching people how to expand and heal themselves using one of the most powerful breathwork and energy modalities ever developed, and I'm honored to bring this to the EPX family.
In 2023 I created a new division catering to biohackers, breath workers, meditators, active military, veterans, corporations, professional athletes, and unique events for spiritually minded entrepreneurs and organizations.
I am also a Certified Body Code Practitioner (CBCP) and help people eliminate and balance emotional, mental, physical, energetic, and spiritual imbalances permanently.
Tell us about yourself
I had already been involved in meditation and energy practices for over a decade when I sponsored the first demonstrations of the White Dove Method, known as Merpati Putih in Indonesia, in the United States in 1999. After being given permission to train in the art, I, along with my younger brother, became the first EVER officially recognized non-Indonesian Merpati Putih member in America. We opened our MP USA academy in 2001 and operated it until 2021 when COVID made it impossible to stay in business. We pivoted to teaching seminars rather than regular weekly classes.
In the Fall of 2022, my brother and I decided to part ways in business and continue helping humanity in ways that feed our spirits. But doing so separately. I continue to work tirelessly for my new enterprise, the White Dove Method, teaching in-person and online events, offering digital courses, forming key joint venture partnerships, and loving my life to the MAX every day.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I owned and operated one of the largest martial arts meditation schools in Utah's history for 20 years and received validation from numerous doctors, scientists, neuroscientists, quantum physicists, optometrists, biohackers, military personnel, celebrities, and blind people that the art I teach can unlock dormant higher abilities that enable everyday people to unlock untapped potentials, including allowing some to be able to "see" without using eyesight.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
Effective communication among a variety of people with different preferences and backgrounds and trying to keep everyone content and happy while still keeping the mission and ethos of the organization intact.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Do as much research as possible before diving into business for yourself. You will save yourself a lot of headaches by knowing how to set up a business, locate key strategic partners, marketing, etc. There is a lot to know, so education is key.
- Make sure you go into business doing something you enjoy. If it isn't a passion and you only do it for the money, so may find yourself burned-out, disgruntled, and painted into a corner, as many business owners find themselves.
- Enjoy the process! Entrepreneurship is NOT for everyone. It takes a tremendous amount of intestinal fortitude and grit to own and operate a successful business, but it is something we're fortunate to have the opportunity to do in America, and worth every part if you have the right mindset.
Where can people find you and your business?
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