There is great strength in women who successfully lead their business. These women should be admired and looked up to. Women like Oprah Winfrey, Alexa von Tobel, Leslie Blodgett, Sophia Amoruso and many more. They are capable, strong and fearless. But they too had to go through some tough times to become this successful. That’s why you can ease your way to the top of becoming a successful female entrepreneur by implementing some of the advice we provided for you.
Style plays a big role in the first impression you make on people. Apart from having a confident smile, speaking clearly and making eye contact, your overall visual impression will be much more effective with the right clothes. An elegant I Medici leather bag, subtle earrings or a daring red lip can all make you stand out more.
When you want to make your business work, people have to remember you by something. Humans are visual creatures. We like what we see and then proceed to listen and get interested more. This may sound shallow but actually, it’s pretty natural. Your eye is attracted to anything that stands out.
Just think about Steve Jobs for a second. He used to wear a simple pair of jeans and a black turtleneck. Subtle, simple and remembered. That is the style he always sported and that’s why we associate that look with him. You don’t have to dress like Steve Jobs. However, when you go to a meeting bring your best leather bag and put on your best shoes. Be known as the woman who has high-quality garments and values quality over quantity. That is a sure sign that you mean business.
Confidence is the main factor in building any kind of successful endeavor. You must be certain that your plan will work, that you are capable of succeeding and to attract the right kind of people. You’ve seen more than once the example of the brilliant yet shy soon to be entrepreneur.
Usually, the story goes like this. They have a great idea but are too afraid to share it with their superiors. They share it with someone who they trust. The person betrayed their trust and uses their plan to get a promotion for themselves. The smart but shy woman doesn’t know how to stand up for herself, and there the change begins.
You can skip the betrayal part and just go to the building confidence step. How to this? Every chance you get to speak somewhere in a group setting use it. Tell a funny story or talk about something that means a lot to you. People love to listen to other people who are passionate about something. Usually, because they can feel the spark in that person which makes them want to listen to them more. Confidence comes with time just remember to use every chance you can get to level it up.
Explore Your Strengths
There is a notion that for a woman to be an entrepreneur, she has to become more like a man. We’re not living in the age of Mad Men anymore. Even then it was crazy to assume that to be successful at something you would have to behave like a man. What does that even mean? To be ambitious? Hard-working? Those are traits women have also. So, don’t bother with senseless assumptions.
To become successful female entrepreneur you need to know what your strengths are. And work on those strengths even more. Folks usually overlook their natural talents because they assume that most people also have them. Which is absolutely not true. Just because something comes naturally to you doesn’t mean that even your closest relative has the same talent.
If you can’t exactly pinpoint your strength ask the people you trust. Ask yourself what is something that people always told me I’m good at. If there are several things, remember what made you feel the best and work on that. If you want to build up more than one strength (which is necessary for success) start with one thing. Gradually when you become confident enough you can start doing something else etc.
Having a positive attitude is contagious. Everyone wants to be around people that make them feel good and who can put a smile on their face. But being positive is not just about other people it’s mainly about you.
Having a positive attitude can have many benefits in your life. You will manage stress better, have a fresh outlook on life and will face challenges without fear. Now being positive is not easy at all and not something that is expected of you. You don’t have to smile 24/7 and make everyone around you happy. Because in the end what will make you miserable.
Being positive means that even in the toughest of times, you remember that at the end of the tunnel light awaits you. You can let yourself be sad or angry but deep in your heart, you know that everything is going to be fine. You know how they say that if it’s not right then it’s not the end. That is what means to be truly positive.
Failure in Justice Experience
Rejection, fear, failure, what awful words. What awful feelings. But wait, let’s go a little deeper into the meaning of failure and how it affects people. Failure is something we all dread when building a new business.
What’s really funny about failure that’s sometimes the fear that accompanies it, is usually what makes us fail in the first place. You come with a fearful mindset thinking only about things that can go wrong. How can that kind of thinking attract anything positive? You know how they say that like attracts like. So when you fail at something the first thing you must do is to forgive yourself.
Stand in front of a mirror, or write down in your journal what happened and forgive yourself. Then, remember that that was an experience like any other, but not as pleasant as some may be. Learn something from that experience. Even if you didn’t go with a negative mindset ask yourself what you can do better next time. Failing is a great gateway to making you better, stronger and wiser.
The road to success is a rocky one. Full of challenges along the way. But you can make your path easier to becoming a successful female entrepreneur. That can be done through the habit of making yourself better every day. By learning something new about yourself. Always stay curious and explore everything the world has to offer you.