Woman entrepreneurs are often motivated by the desire for freedom to do work that is bothpersonally engaging and empowering. According to a recent study, 61 percent of women entrepreneurs started a business to be their own boss, with more than 50 percent becoming entrepreneurs to have greater control over their future.
While there is no magic formula for entrepreneurial success and stepping into the unknown is often scary, here are a few strategies that will help you avoid entrepreneurial fears and succeed as you step into the unknown.
Quit seeking validation: When a woman starts a business, it is hers she has thought up and nurtured the idea on her own. So stop seeking validation from others before you launch a new product, program or idea.
Celebrate even the smallest of wins: To maintain a go-getter attitude requires positive reinforcement. If you have finished your stack of paperwork that had been pending or made a phone call you had been avoiding, go and celebrate. That energy will carry you forward.
Get specific: When a woman starts trusting her own instincts and celebrating along the way, she should challenge herself to break down her vision into smaller chunks. With the freedom to do what she wants during the day comes the increased need to stick to a plan. Writing your goals down significantly increases your chances of success.
Decide to be grateful: No matter how good or bad you have it, there is always someone who has it better than you and someone who has it worse than you. Comparison is the root of despair. Every day, we get to chooseto be grateful for what we have, regardless of where we want to be.