Female entrepreneurship is growing! There are a lot of women with innovative ideas but it may not be easy for aspiring female entrepreneurs to find a successful mentor or coach to guide them along the way. This article from inc.com helps equip women with the right tools and knowledge to get started and turn their ideas into a business they love.
It has been declared that 2018 is the “Year of the Woman”. This makes it very fitting that female investors and startup entrepreneurs are on the rise, although still very understated compared to men. Are women getting frustrated with the corporate world and deciding to do it on their own? This article from inc.com touches on some of the challenges women face as an entrepreneur–and strategies to navigate around them.
I’m taking a different angle on this week’s blog because I wanted to share an amazing experience with you. I have recently completed a coaching program with Kelly Ruta. Kelly strictly works with female entrepreneurs on mindset coaching. If you are not familiar with what that is, it’s basically changing the way you think. As females we are programmed to think a certain way, different from our male counterparts. It’s mostly how we are taught from a very early age in our lives. Because your subconscious is formed early on in life and directs most of your thinking, it is just how you are. However, the good news is you can change it if you want, you just need to work on thinking differently.
Here are 4 things I learned from Kelly that can transform the way you, as a women, think.
- Learn to celebrate more — There is always something to celebrate each and every week or even day. Find it and celebrate it. As women, we tend to not want to be the center of attention or seem boastful. However we need to learn from our male counterparts who are often great at this. Please write below this post what you want to celebrate today? I don’t care how small it is, post it and let’s celebrate it together!
- Ask for what you want — As women we tend not to do this. We just accept what we get and don’t ask for more. “If you don’t ask for what you want, the answer is always no” — Nora Roberts. Go ask for what you want today!
- Alignment is key — Make sure what you are doing and who you are working with is aligned with your soul and makes you happy. If the people you are working with/for don’t appreciate and value you, move on to let the universe bring you the right alignment. I believe as women we always want to try to make things better and not let go. Just let go, your heart and soul will thank you for it and make room for what you truly need.
- Stamp out fear and negative thinking — As women and especially as mothers we are taught to search for danger and be protective. Instead of taking your mind down the rabbit hole and trending to all the bad things that could happen if you took this leap or risk, try to reverse it and think of what amazing awesome things could happen. That sure feels so much better, doesn’t it?
As Chief Controller at Controller onDemand, I enjoy working with fellow women entrepreneurs and small business owners. I find it extremely inspiring and motivating.
Ever think of getting certified as a Women-Owned Business? It’s a great way to get your business more visibility but who qualifies for women-owned certification and how do you get the designation? Learn more in this article from forbes.com and discover 4 major types of Women-Owned Business Certification – and what they could mean for your business.