03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

How Scuba Diving Can Help You Run A Business

I was living out my dream of running a scuba diving business in Tonga when I realized that many of the lessons I'd learned about diving also applied to entrepreneurship. Even if you've never been diving, as an entrepreneur, you'll be able to relate to these lessons. After all, we're all fish in the same ocean.

1. Never stop breathing. This is key in scuba diving. I was well versed in the concept and was very comfortable underwater. What I didn't realize is just how important the concept is out of the water when it comes to running a business.