Truth be told, the world is changing at a great pace! Today, more than ever, women are rising to the top and transforming themselves into powerful, influential, business entrepreneurs. This is particularly true when looking at Direct Selling; an industry rife with driven, motivated females who are out to make a positive change.
Powerful women, empower other women! Women like my mom, who has been a successful business entrepreneur for years and has taught me a great deal from her business journey. Here are some of the tips I learned and would like to share to every woman who has a knack for starting, growing or expanding their businesses. This is for you!
Discover What You’re Passionate About & Do It
Like it or not, to succeed in business you’re going to have a varied skill-set. That’s why it’s important to figure out what it is that you enjoy. Money isn’t everything, so don’t fall into the trap of believing you have to sacrifice your personal life and make millions to be successful. If you truly enjoy the work you’re doing, you’ll be more motivated to devote the amount of energy it takes to adopt leadership positions within your business or industry.
Consider a tree for a moment. As beautiful as trees are to look at, we don’t see what goes on underground – as they grow roots. Trees must develop deep roots in order to grow strong and produce their beauty. But we don’t see the roots. We just see and enjoy the beauty. In much the same way, what goes on inside of us is like the roots of a tree.
Build Your Brand
Regardless of gender, success always comes to those who know how to market themselves. Make sure you know who you are as a professional entrepreneur and don’t be afraid to let the world know what you can bring to the table. When it comes to building your brand, start with Social Media. Be an active participant in your online community by taking part in conversations about timely issues and various trends on Facebook, LinkedIn etc…
You already work hard. You understand what it means to hustle and take care of business. You probably think everyone will notice your commitment to excellence. And maybe they will, but a little shameless self-promotion never hurt nobody.
Don’t get too exuberant, but you’re definitely allowed to make sure people inside and outside your zone know what you’re capable of. Don’t wait for someone to offer you that promotion; put in your time, then ask for the recognition you deserve.
Share your piece
You’ll never get anywhere without making a little noise. Now, I’m not saying you need to be the loudest person in the room, nope! But sometimes it seems like women are afraid to be heard. This can become a stumbling block towards your goal. You won’t die by trying and unless you try, you’ll never find out what exactly you’re capable of, right…?
Don’t be petrified
Your thoughts and opinions matter—they have value—and you’re not doing anyone any favors by keeping them to yourself. Trust me when I say that the most successful people speak their minds. Imagine what cellphones would be like today if Steve Jobs never shared his vision with the world.
Sharpen Your Image
It’s a tough reality, but image matters. And while you may be caring and personable (definitely good qualities), you also need to behave and communicate like an entrepreneur, with the understanding that you alone are responsible for your destiny. People need to understand that you’re in absolute control; that you’ve got this!
”Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without the thorn.”
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