Say Yes To Success! And... Follow The Advice Of These Amazing Ladies!
We all need mentors in our life to help us along the way. I've been lucky to have had plenty over the years. In the early days, I relied on the advice of seasoned friends and professionals, often successful women I looked up to. I remember many a session over drinks discussing the intimidating and exhausting world of business ownership. And, there were more than a few late-night caffeinated phone calls with cries of, "Tell me what to do!" Today, I still have mentors — some of them the very same people — as well as peers whose judgment I trust and who can offer a different perspective. Given my years of experience — and vastly successful empire that dominates the world of event-planning and small business ownership (OK... maybe I'm getting a little carried away...) — I'm now in a position to be a mentor to other colleagues and younger versions of myself.
It's pretty cool to be at that stage in my career where I can offer useful advice and insight to people who are either just starting out in business, or are already well established. In fact, when I realized that I had a knack for helping people improve their businesses, that's when I launched The Profit Goddess! and decided to get paid for my sage advice. Of course, that's not what being a mentor is. But hey, not everyone can fit in one's inner circle. Those who do are my mentees. And everyone else is now a client.
Career Insights From 5 Successful Women!
In addition to sharing ideas and talking shop with my usual network of peeps, I also try to soak in as much info as I can from those who've really made it big in their field. I'm talking big, big (empires even more vast than my own!). So I read a lot of books and articles to glean any advice that might help me. Casting a wide net for inspiration is always a good thing! This week, I'm sharing quotes from five super successful women I look up to: Oprah Winfrey, Meg Whitman, J.K. Rowling, Katrina Lake and Kathy Ireland. I hope you like what they have to say about passion, hard work, taking risks, competition and relationships.
Be Oh So Quotable This Week!
I always say running a business means the work never ends! Ain't that the truth? I bet your to-do list is a mile long! Make sure that the items at the top of your list are the things that relate to being more profitable. Everyone is so proud of being so "busy"...But Are You Making Any Money? Don't be too busy to focus!
Check out the summary of last week's business tips and motivational quotes from my Instagram page which you hopefully got to see in real time! If not, let's make sure we're following each other on Instagram!! So...here is this week's roundup of Instagram images of My Top Business Tips and Motivational Quotes.
Successful Women – Tip #1:
"The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work." – Oprah Winfrey
Successful Women – Tip #2:
"Do what you love and success will follow. Passion is the fuel behind a successful career." – Meg Whitman
Successful Women – Tip #3:
"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default." – J.K. Rowling
Successful Women – Tip #4:
"Don't be afraid of competition. People always say "other people are doing it". The world is changing so fast, there is room for lots of players to innovate in different ways. Competition validates the market and isn't a bad thing." – Katrina Lake
Successful Women – Tip #5:
"In business it's about people. It's about relationships." – Kathy Ireland
Let's talk! I'd love to hear if there are other successful women you admire!
Do you know any successful women? Of course you do! Tell us about them! What advice would you share with your fellow business owners? Which tips above did you find helpful? I would LOVE to hear from you!
Anyhoo...I publish these business tips and motivational quotes to get you fired up for your work week! And, if you want more business tips, get my book, But Are You Making Any Money? or contact me to really take your business to the next level!
P.S. Of course that's not all we've got! Searching for more tips about running a business?
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