I have been searching for more resources for women who want to start their own business. I found one that I like called Entreprenista. Founder Tara Holling, started the site because she loves entrepreneurship, she is passionate about helping other women, and she became frustrated by building successful businesses. Her entrepreneur Manifesto is awesome!
I am an entrepreneur. I am a dreamer. I am a visionary. I am a leader. I am a creative. I am a rebel. I am a firestarter. I am a wild card. I am a bold and courageous risk-taker. I am passionate. I am fierce. I am powerful. I am brilliant. I am wise. I am worthy. I experience success, and I experience failure. I experience joy, and I experience pain. I experience confidence and pride, and I experience self-doubt and fear. I call deep on my courage. I make mistakes with gusto. I live out loud. I leap before I look. I buck the status quo. I BURN THE DAMN BOX, and I burn the midnight oil. I run confidently and steadfastly and boldly in the direction of my dreams, and I do not-will not-must not accept defeat as an outcome.
I. AM. Unstoppable.
To join this great community go here!
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The word “Entrepreneur” is so easy to use because it is so easy to just call yourself one. Either people will congratulate you or they will know you are BS-ing them when they probe further into your business. Here are five questions you should ask yourself.
1. Am I easily discouraged when things don’t go my way?
2. Do I procrastinate or find excuses to push things off for tomorrow?
3. Do I find myself constantly changing my business ideas?
4. Do I hold myself back from taking instrumental steps because I am afraid of failing?
5. Am I afraid of change or the unknown.
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions you may want to rethink being an entrepreneur or try to figure out how to get pass these obstacles that are blocking your success. For more questions go here.
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Ellen Rohr, President of Bare Bones Biz, recently wrote a blog post that asked, “What Qualities Gauge a Woman’s Success in Business?” In the post she gave examples of women who didn’t worry about traditional business theory. They just jumped in and went to work. Here are some examples:
1. Mary Kay Ash. Everyone is familiar with the Pink Cadillacs given to women who meet their sales goals by selling large amounts of Mary Kay Products. She started her business because a man that she had trained refused to promote her. She didn’t worry about the numbers she went out and built a successful business and brand.
2. Sara Blakely. The founder of Spanx, built a brand when there were people reminding her about the barriers that could affect her success. She blocked all of that out advice and like Nike, Just Did It. Now she is worth a $1 billion.
3. Arianna Huffington. The founder of the Huffington Post, just followed her heart and did what she felt was best for her. The secret to her success is doing what she loves and not worrying about all the other things.
The one thing these women have in common is that they put on their big girl panties and went to work. They didn’t worry about what people said or the things that could derail their businesses they just keep going and they became successful women. Just keep going!
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