Are you a woman running your own business? A woman who is an influencer, speaker, writer, one who is running an online space or brick and mortar? Then I would call you an amazing member of the women entrepreneurs club! As much as we hate to admit it, we cannot do everything alone, we need supporters in our corner; those who will listen, offer advice and lift us up when we are unsure.
Women Entrepreneurs Coming Together
One of the most important things I witnessed at the Mom 2.0 Summit was support given and received to and from women. Support coursed through every session, keynote, hallway meetings, and expo table and this is why I enjoy this conference and will return year after year.
There is a saying I like to repeat to myself every now and again to help me stay focused.
“Your vibe attracts your tribe.”
It helps me. This dreamer has heard the naysayers all my life. I get it- that feeling of fear that pinches your gut making you second guess every thought and action until you are just spinning the hamster wheel in your head leading to years of inaction or worse yet, no action at all.
It takes a lot of energy and to build up your confidence and having good, supportive people cheering your successes AND failures is so important.
“Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe”
What can you do to support yourself on this journey of being a part of women entrepreneurs?
- Find a fellow entrepreneur and set up a Mastermind call once a week. Allow this conversation to brain-dump ideas, share fears, set marketing goals, and support each other.
- Collaborate on a project.
- Be open to constructive critique. Sometimes, you need someone who is objective and truly has your best interest at heart to help you get out of your own way. They should be able to give you the feedback you may not like or want to hear, knowing it will help you grow and move forward.
Women Entrepreneurs You Should Know
This is Brandi Riley, a force to be reckoned with when it comes to being a successful member of the women entrepreneurs space. She not only runs a successful blog but also leads an award-winning group of women (and some men) entrepreneurs in her online group Courage to Earn. She is always putting herself out there with advice and support. I've learned so much from her wisdom and openness. She was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year Iris Award and I was so happy for her my heart could not take it. So well deserved!!
This is Thien-Kim Lam of Bawdy Bookworms a subscription box/book club that pairs romance novels with fun items! I think this is a brilliant idea and a topic that so many women WANT to talk about but are afraid to. I am so proud to call her my friend and to navigate the waters of women entrepreneurship together. The tips I shared above? This is my weekly Mastermind partner- we have a call to go over our ideas, marketing plans and cheer the loudest for our successes and to support each other when going through our failures.
photo credit: Permission to Hustle
This is the dynamic duo, Audrey & Vera of Permission to Hustle. What I admire about Audrey and Vera is their willingness to share their successes and failures to help others learn and grow. I recently went on a Carnival cruise with these lovely ladies and a group of 40 other fellow women entrepreneurs. The group invited on this retreat were all willing to be on a level playing field; open to give and receive support with no expectations required in return, which is rare to find in this space. I learned so much about myself and my businesses on this trip.
Find Your Tribe
It takes a lot of energy to build up your confidence and having good, supportive people cheering your successes AND failures is so important. If you want to start that business, no matter what it is, do it!
There are enough things out there to be afraid of. Don't let following your dreams be one of them.