To become a successful female business owner or entrepreneur, you certainly will need a robust set of core skills that will allow you to do the work. However, many women have similar capabilities, but not all of them, by any means, are cut out to be entrepreneurs. Because for that, they need to know how to be more confident?
Know Where to Focus Energy and Time
Owning a business and being a mother of two young children means that one must know where and what to prioritize. By focusing on the tasks at hand and not allowing external thoughts or distractions get in the way, event professionals and entrepreneurs alike can accomplish more and accomplish it better.
Learning from Others
Spending time researching and reading when getting ready to launch a business venture is excellent, but if you want to succeed you also have to begin networking. If you are still working in your 9 to 5 job you probably do not have the time to attend a great many physical events, but fortunately you can begin building a network of advisors and peers online thanks to social networking.
To emerge victorious in business, having faith in oneself is of grave importance. This is so because, unless and until you believe in yourself, chances are no one else would. If you lack confidence, no investor will put money in your venture, and your employees also won’t perform with absolute potential since you don’t own sufficient expertise to inspire them.
Learn to Say No
Learning how to say no is extremely important as a woman entrepreneur. No to bad decisions, no to bad offers, no to time restrictions- even the difficult task of saying no in fear of seeming rude. Women can’t do everything and have a chance to grow and develop their businesses. Learning to say no allows us to become comfortable with discomfort – and how we can learn to tolerate that pain, rather than feel the need to eliminate it.
Learn How to Hold Yourself Accountable
Set goals – track and monitor them. Manage your expectations. Sing your praises. Know when you need to re-evaluate. Every aspect of personal accountability and being honest with ourselves will empower any entrepreneur to be more successful. It’s important that women believe in themselves, for themselves.
Never Fear Asking for Help
Whether faced with a task that we don’t know how to do, there are not enough hours in the day to do, or merely we can’t do it – by learning to ask for help, women entrepreneurs can reveal their strengths, not their weaknesses. By not asking for help, especially in business, we are utilizing time and efforts that could have been focused in a better shot.
Assertive vs Aggressive management
Assertive people are not afraid to express their opinions and honour themselves by standing up for their beliefs. Aggressive people come across as needing to win. Energetic people see hurting another as a by-product of a “successful” communication or negotiation. So, it would be best if you made a difference in Assertive vs Aggressive management.
Don’t Be Afraid to Fail.
By fearing failure, women often don’t leap into entrepreneurship. If famous and successful female entrepreneurs such as CoCo Chanel, Ruth Handler (creator of Barbie), Oprah Winfrey, Sarah Blakely (Spanx), and many others, allowed failure to hold them back our world would be an entirely different place. Fear is natural, but overcoming fear is powerful.
You Have to Believe in Yourself Before Anyone Else Will
By learning to believe in themselves, female entrepreneurs learn not to seek approval or acceptance. Believing in yourself allows women entrepreneurs to become confident and as mentioned above, committed to overcoming failures or hardships.