As women, we know, that WE are exceptional creatures.
We are multi-taskers, thinkers, creators, believers, achievers and inspirational beings.
When women are determined and have passion and drive, there’s not much we can’t accomplish.
We can balance work, life, kids, schedules, expectations—all without breaking a sweat or a heel!
There are over 10 million women in the US who are entrepreneurs, according to the National Women’s Business Council, and that number is growing.
Here are some tips to think about as you begin and travel on your amazing entrepreneurial journey.
5 Tips On How To Become A Successful Female Entrepreneur
1. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF
Make sure to take care of your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness.
Being an entrepreneur requires so much of a person, and when you are balanced, your business can boom.
It’s important to make sure your mind is focused, you’re physically in a good place to devote your energy to building a business and that your business spiritually aligns with your life.When you're in your best state, you can be in the best state for your business.Click To Tweet
2. CONFIDENCE IS KEY
When you doubt your business, and there will be those times, always remember your “why.”
Why are you in this business and what motivates you?
For me, my passion and drive to help women, and to inspire future leaders is my “why.”
As an entrepreneur, we all go through stages of being overwhelmed and doubtful, but keep going and work through those feelings.Keep moving one step towards your goal.Click To Tweet
3. LIVE WITH PASSION AND PURPOSE
Always start with your heart. I always say, “Start your business authentically.”
When you love what you do and have a mission and passion behind it, you’re driven, by making a difference, not driven by making a dollar.
I always say, “Earn a passionate paycheck.”
Striving to aim high financially is fine, but don’t let it be the reason you are in business.
I once was referred to as a “superstar.” I gave this a lot of thought and thought that I am a “superstar servant.” I live with my passion and purpose, and the business is ultimately about helping others and I’m serving my purpose.When things get challenging, always go back to why you started.Click To Tweet
4. PRACTICE MINDFULNESS
When you’re an entrepreneur, you can get so distracted by everything you have going on in life and business, but focusing is accomplishing.
It’s so important to focus, focus, focus.
Be in the moment and focus on what you are trying to achieve at that time. I say this, speaking from experience because I look ahead often and have to remind myself not only to see my business at that moment but to embrace the successes and challenges and enjoy the journey in that moment of time.
One who lives in the minute gains the hour.
This means that you live in that moment and are productive now. Know where to be time-efficient and understand where you need help – this will give you more time to focus and grow your business.Practice mindfulness so that your mind can be full of peace and patience in order to grow.Click To Tweet
5. SET LONG-TERM GOALS
I’ve always looked at the big picture. My advice is to set a timeline for ideas or create an outline or business plan, but take everything day by day.
Things do not always go as planned and you could be in a different place in five years, but idealistically, it is a good idea to set some goals, so you have a focus and target point.
Don’t ever think your goals are out of your reach.
I don’t think I imagined what I am doing today, but am joyful at how things flourished. As a woman in my own business, I am enjoying the journey, learning each day, balancing all facets and trying to inspire others to know that they can achieve as well.Follow your passions and always believe that you can achieve anything you set your mind to.Click To Tweet
Melissa Clark is the founder of The She Shift. Melissa offers products and services to promote and empower women-owned and women-focused businesses. Services include business consulting, public relations, speaking opportunities, empowering books, a podcast, and featured products.