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The art of female entrepreneurship

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The art of female entrepreneurship

Are you a feminist? Most of us associate this word with different things including power, rebellion, fight, equality, or even going without a bra or never learning to cook. However, what does feminism mean nowadays in our country, considering that we can vote, become astronauts and have tattoos without anyone batting an eye? Feminism can be redefined as doing everything a man can do, without becoming one.

The modern feminist – an entrepreneur

On the new feminist agenda, a top spot can be female entrepreneurship. This means building a small business or even an entire empire without giving up on the things which make you happy as a woman. The art of being a boss babe is finding the balance between leading fiercely and enjoying the simple pleasures in life.

An important aspect of this new definition of feminism is saying no to sexual advances to get ahead in your career. If you rely on your charm to get the contracts you are just another version of the 50’s pin-up secretary. Use your brains, not your curves to get ahead.  

The modern feminist is also never afraid to fail. As girls we were thought to be on our best behavior, to stay away from trouble and generally avoid taking chances. This needs to change. Taking chances, making mistakes, going through the impossible are ways to grow and ways to get hands-on experience and develop as entrepreneurs.

Don’t be afraid to be a woman

There was a time in the ’80s when women who dreamed about having their own business used to dress and act like men. It was a necessary step in that context, to be taken seriously, but not anymore. You can be glamorous and run your empire while being a dedicated mother or enjoying your hobbies.

If you love wearing dresses, putting on your delicate make-up and looking like a million dollars, that is another power statement. Also, let go of preconceptions that a powerful woman dismisses activities traditionally associated with the household. You are no less an entrepreneur if you love to bake cookies or clean your home to perfection. Just look at Marie Kondo, who has built her brand around tidying up.  Music, painting, anything can become your business. Don’t be afraid to inspire others and make money by being you and sharing your unique gifts and passions.

The story of the Pirate Queens

To wrap it up, we kindly remind you that the idea of a fierce boss babe is not a millennial invention. In fact, in the 18th century, two outlaws sailed the Caribbean Seas and fought in a pirate ship. The legend says that the two fought harder than men when the ship was captured. Let the spirit of these two powerful women inspire your over the ages. You don’t need a sword and pistols to be feared and in control. Now it’s enough to have a great mission statement, business cards and determination. Are you ready to take over the oceans of opportunities?

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The Dream Is Free, But The Vision Is Sold Separately

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The Dream Is Free, But The Vision Is Sold Separately

I was reading this blog from Dell, and I got inspired! They are so right! When we put our red lipstick and our mind to something, we are unstoppable even in 4-inch heels or higher. We have a unique approach to business and success because we are, by nature, creators. Women were born to give life. In modern times we don’t only give life to other humans, but we use our creative power to give life to dreams, ideas and change the world around us, with grace.

However, to move that from the simple stage of dreams into hardwood reality we need to put in the work. That is what you need to think about when you hear that the dream is free, but the vision is sold separately.

Be bold, but specific and reasonable!

When we think about vision, we love to say that it is a wireframe for the dream. Since the vision outlines what you are about to do, it needs to be as bold as possible, so you have enough room to fulfill all your desires.

Look at some of these extraordinary visions from top companies and get inspired. You don’t have to be IKEA to create a better life for many people; you can have a daycare and do exactly that. Also, you don’t have to be JetBlue to inspire humanity in the air and on the ground, you can be a great personal coach and achieve the same goal.

Once you have set your mind to something, think backward. Envision the company of your dreams at its peak and think about ways to get there. If you feel you need some clarity, you might find it helpful to get a mentor.

Ask for help! The 80/20 rule

The biggest mistake most ladies make when becoming entrepreneurs is striving to do everything on their own. You are not less of a fierce boss babe if you ask for help and if you delegate what is not your core strength. In fact, joining forces with other boss ladies makes everybody’s businesses grow faster and stronger.

They say it takes a village to raise a child. It takes another village to grow a business, just choose your tribe’s members wisely.

Put an exclamation mark next to all the things you don’t feel 100% confident on doing yourself. If you have 80% of the tasks marked, you are on the right track because the 80/20 rule says that only 20% of the things you do bring 80% of your income, the others are just slowing you down.

It doesn’t matter if you want to write a book or just better manage social media, there is always good help available. If you're going to honor your God-given gifts, bring them to the world. Sometimes that even means investing money to get more money back from your business.

Don’t let yourself be trapped in daydreaming without taking action.

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