I belong to the Sebastian BNI group, and every week when attending the meetings, I have the opportunity to learn something new. Our meetings are entertaining, they are very early in the morning, sigh, but most of all they are a place to recharge and get inspired for the next work week.
As part of BNI we have access to the teaching of BNI and it’s founder, Ivan Misner. This week he had a great post which I would like to share here. The title is :
Here are three quick tips especially helpful for a female entrepreneur.
Don’t be afraid to be wrong
Sometimes, we worry that being wrong or having a problem is a sign of a character flaw. Women, particularly, can be susceptible to feeling this way due to societal pressures. When you allow yourself to ignore a problem, or try endlessly to stop a problem from existing (despite the fact that it is very much present), you allow the issue time to manifest. Instead of letting something spiral out of control to save possibly your ego or pride, identify your problem and quickly do something to correct it.
Create a brand that you would want to use
It seems like a no-brainer, but you wouldn’t believe how passion can play into the success of your business. If you ensure that you are creating a brand that not only are you passionate about, but you would want to use, then the chance for burn out diminishes exponentially.
Ask for help when you need it
Research has shown that women frequently feel more hesitant to ask for help if they need it than men do. Why? This ties in with the fear of being wrong. Struggling to handle everything on your own will just ultimately lead you to downward sloping. Don’t allow yourself to fall into the trap.”
While I agree with most of what he has said here, as a woman business owner, and one who has owned several businesses over the years, I actually think most women are more apt to ask for help, and admit an error than some might think. Either way, because of my experience and expertise, I can be a valuable resource to business owners of companies, whether big or small, owned by male or female.
Give us a call, we can help.