Your first year in business can be exciting, scary, and enlightening, all at the same time! I’m answering questions about my first year in this business, and offering tips to help you make yours a success as well!
Just like with fear of failure, everyone deals with doubt. As women, we are especially susceptible to overthinking and doubting ourselves and really shortchanging ourselves and our expertise. Everyone has had to deal with fear and doubt in their businesses and life and feeling moments of doubt is completely normal. I’m going to share some tips to bust through the doubt and get you back on track.
We get so worried about failing. We view it in such a negative way, but there can be a lot of positive things about failure! Instead of being super afraid to fail and avoiding failure at all costs, we can easily reframe it and know that it's something that is inevitable in the world of business and not a bad thing at all. If we look at it in a different way, then it can actually be one of our best assets. I’m going to share some tips with you to help you view failure this way so you can truly grow from it!
Burnout is a sign from your body to slow down, step back, and reevaluate your business, and your position in it. Burnout is common, but fixable! I’m going to give you some tips to help you refocus, get you back on track, and start running a business you love again.
Don’t make the mistake of skimming over the last few months of the year and only looking forward to January. After all, it’s just another month, and there is so much still possible in Q4! I’m going to debunk the common lies business owners tell themselves as the year comes to a close and help you finish the year strong, even with a busy holiday schedule.
I’ve noticed something troubling with female entrepreneurs, and it’s pretty common. Too common to be a coincidence. The issue: far too many women display the signs of not feeling worth of the success they say they want. I talk about the sneaky signs you’re struggling with feelings of unworthiness in business, and simple ways to boost your self-worth as an entrepreneur.
Fear of rejection is holding back waaaay too many women in business. Perhaps you’re even struggling with this right now. I guarantee you aren’t alone in your frustration. But a fear of hearing “no” to your offer could be keeping you from achieving your goals. I’m going to give you some tips to get over that fear.
There’s something really insidious holding women back in their businesses. We hold ourselves back because we’re worried about what some people will think or say about us if we really put ourselves out there. I’ll give you an example of how I was doing this, and it really caught me off guard when I realized it. Then I’ll give you some ways you can make sure this doesn’t happen in your own business.
I love reading. At any time I usually have three different books I’m enjoying. While I still have a lot of books on my “to read” list, there have definitely been some I’ve loved, and have changed me for the better. A few I’ve read multiple times. So if you’re new to business, or if you’ve already been at it for years, I’m sharing with you some of my favorite books for female entrepreneurs!
In the winter of 2016-2017 I basically dissolved a very successful business I’d had since 2013. And to everyone on the outside, I’m sure it was hard to fathom. But I knew I had to do it. It can be really hard to want a different path or outcome than what the world tells you you should want. People will question and doubt you. A lot of what you do won’t make sense to others, and it’s ok. It only has to make sense to you. I’m going to share my story with you of how I came to realize this for myself.
In the world of business it can be incredibly tempting, and common, to compare yourself to others in your industry. I am guilty of this and need to constantly remind myself to get those thoughts out of my head when they creep in. But I am not the first, nor will I be the last, to tell you that you need only rely on the things that already make you unique in order to set yourself apart from the competition.
For about six or seven years now I’ve been selecting a “word of the year” as a guidepost for the year. I don’t know where I heard this at first, but I knew it was something I wanted to implement. As you reach the end of the year, it’s a great time to reflect back and plan ahead. A “word of the year” can help you focus your goals for the year and I’ll share with you which words I chose and what they mean for me.
Over the years I have run various types of businesses and been a boss to many different people. I’ve also started several of my own businesses that I’ve loved for various reasons. Through that experience I realized there are ten actions and attitudes that truly make a difference, no matter what type of business you are running. I’m going to share them with you!