Empowering moms to be their best is what I am passionate about! I love to learn and share the best of what I learn with others. Here are 2 recent conference experiences and what I gleaned.
I recently attended the Women Business Owners conference (www.womenbizowners.org) and learned so much from my peers! As I listened to speakers like Linda Stiles (www.lindastiles.com) and Michele DeKinder-Smith (www.janeoutofthebox.com) many important ideas emerged. Here is a little of what I found most valuable in sharing the day with remarkable women entrepreneurs.
Find partners in and out of your industry. As an entrepreneur it can be lonely! Find people who are courageous to take the leap, mindful of the different responsibities of their jobs, and empowering of others. Linda shared with us the 4 types of leaders, the take charge, the fun loving, the detail person, and the . Have one of each of these in your mastermind group to add balance for everyone. Michele has a survey on her website to learn the kind of entrepreneur you are. Again, it is about finding your strenghths and partnering with those who can empower you.
Women are motivated by many different things including helping others, financial gain, and passion. Most motivating can be stepping up to those things that are hard work for us and make us stronger! Finding a strategy to help us with tough aspects of our business, including cold calls and asking others for help, can make those things happen.
Ask for help when you need it. Taking your business to the next level happens when you ask a mentor or coach to be a part of your team. No need to reinvent the wheel! Find someone who can help you that is ahead of you in or out of your industry to help you strategize and be accountable. Have them be on your team too to take you beyond your comfort zone and be the best you can be.
I also had the privilege of attending the Texas Conference for Women (www.txconferenceforwomen.org). In a convention hall with 5000 other intelligent, creative, and stunning women, I experienced learning on a big level! Tory Johnson (http://www.womenforhire.com/about_us/tory_johnson_founder_ceo) shared with us to put yourself out there and be on top of your game. Marcus Buckingham (www.marcusbuckingham.com) helped us recognize it is most valuable to build on our strengths and manage our weaknesses. His concept is that we should catch and cradle the best of our days to create our best experiences. Suze Orman told us to take care of ourselves first. Sharing the day learning on so many levels as a woman made we realize just how blessed I am to have the opportunities to continue to learn and love each day of it.
Marcus Buckingham summed up his thoughts with this.
Is that what we all want as women? Share with me how you are all of these!