was my first business seminar ever. So far,
I've mainly seen and heard from my husband
how he thinks business should be done, but
I have a complete different view. Consequently,
you really can't discuss your visions with
someone who doesn't share your approach on
how to do business. As a result you start
doubting yourself after a while, right? You
start doubting yourself because you don't
know any more than what lies within the barriers
of your daily environment. You can't really
know anything different unless you get to
taste a glimpse what lies beyond those barriers.
No one is going to break those barriers for
you. You have to do it yourself. So I did.
am thrilled to say this Expo exceeded my
expectations. The connections I made and
the business knowledge gleaned will be sure
to propel me toward reaching my goals."
Develop Your Own Board of Advisors
Let's be honest. We all have strengths and
areas for improvement. Think about what you
bring to the table and what skills/support
you may need. Do you excel at consulting
but could use help in marketing your services?
Can you barter with others for your
products or services? We learned to develop
a strategy for creating Success Teams to ensure
we reach our business goals. As women entrepreneurs
it is very natural to think we can do it all
alone. But we can't. And even if we
could, would we really want to? There's a
saying that we are the average of the 5 people
we spend the most time with. Developing
effective support teams can propel all of
us along our professional roadmaps.
Use Technology to Your Advantage
Not being a technology guru myself, I was
like a sponge, capturing the data about helpful
websites and social media. The presentation
contained a number of shortcuts and strategies
on creating more income using fewer resources.
Focus on What You Want to Achieve
I am totally convinced that we attract what
we ask for (so be careful what you ask for).
A few months ago I attended a professional
event where I met a consultant whose website
I was perusing the night before. I remember
thinking I'd love to meet this successful
woman. I had no idea she would be at this
event, or even that she lived in the same
vicinity as I. But as fate would have it,
we would up spending a delightful evening
working together and have remained in touch
Take Initiative to Make Things Happen Taking
action is what separates out those who are
successful versus those that just dream.
It requires a level of risk-taking to own
your own business. Passion, commitment, hard
work and attention to details are just a few
of the qualities that define success and inspire
achievement. We often need to let go of the
tendency to take action only when the timing
seems perfect. To quote a cliché, there
is no time like the present, so get moving!
Find the Spirit to Overcome Tremendous Odds
Another highlight for me was to see how many
of the successful presenters and attendees
overcame significant obstacles to reach their
full potential. These inspiring women found
the inner strength to overcome abusive relationships,
financial hardships and losses, such as the
death of a child to serve as role models for
Include a Little Singing and Dancing in Your
As the mother of three boys under eight, you
would think I would be in touch with how important
play is in our lives. Although so much has
been written about this lately, it's so much
more impactful to experience the fun and see
how much more creativity and productivity
can be added in our lives.
am thrilled to say this Expo exceeded my expectations.
The connections I made and the business knowledge
gleaned will be sure to propel me toward reaching