There are many experiences in life common to all of us. And then there are experiences particular to the lives of women. Women have children. Women work, usually for less pay. Women are gifted with the strength and abilities to manage these things all at the same time. Therefore, it can be said that women have a distinct advantage in life, they just don’t always recognize it.
Many successful business women experience the things mentioned above. They just have the unique perspective of seeing obstacles as possibilities. For instance, consider all the frustrating parts of every day, common to us all. Many successful entrepreneurs came up with a solution for some of them, turned it into a fortune, and they are women. It starts with an idea, always. Then it becomes a dream, and then becomes a passion. Below are some thoughts for today’s women on successfully reaching goals…
Once you have an idea, don’t seek validation for it. It’s yours alone, embrace it. Look for inspiration everywhere.
To single women, don’t let it stop you. You’re already stronger and more prepared than most; your skills are more impressive than a just-out-of-college grad. In the words of Dee Dee Myers, presidential spokeswoman – “I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn’t.” But in reality, it is.
Include your children, make them a part of your business and your journey. After all, they’re a major motivating factor. There is enough parenting guilt to go around; drop it and focus on the positives. Change your perceptions of how a business should be structured, and change your perception of life-balance. Part of being an entrepreneur is being comfortable with changing.
Choose the people in your life carefully, get rid of toxic ones. No time or energy to waste on those. And that includes non-supportive, competitive people as well. Choose people who already have what you want, and learn from them; they shorten your learning curve and give you confidence.
When you meet obstacles, find a detour. When a door closes, don’t sit and stare at it, go through the one that opened.
Don’t let inexperience stop you; growth and comfort cannot coexist. The best successes come on the heels of failures. As Queen Victoria said, “We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat”. And she ran a pretty big business that she could not possibly have been prepared for.
Lastly, make time for yourself, even if it’s just to breathe. Your best weapon is a sense of humor. Enjoy your life. And remember, you’re already a super-hero. Do something super!
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