“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” Mark Twain
Being a woman in any kind of business is as daunting as it is rewarding and there will be days when you will fill like throwing in the towel, DON’T – Remember what they say about giving up when you are just at the brink of success. Below are a some advice from exceptional women compiled to give you should read by live by as you continue you journey towards success.
Start before you’re ready: You’ve got just the right amount to start taking steps or making decisions towards achieving that thing that you’ve set your mind on. You have enough and it is okay to not be entirely ready, because if you know everything before you start, it may be too late because someone else started yesterday. So just start because the truth is, you’re never really going to be ready. Kelsey Ramsden
Be Authentic: Things fall in place when you are able to figure out who you are, what you are passionate about and what your life’s purpose is. Focus is also very important, if you set out to do something, complete it. Nike Ogunlesi
Draw inspiration and courage from your dreams and passions: As an entrepreneur, not everyone will believe in you, you will get laughed at – a lot, and it is only if your inspiration is drawn from your dreams and passions that you will be able to look past people’s discouragements and be “a bit” brave. People never understand your journey because it is not theirs to understand. Winifred Selby
Don’t let the fear of failure dissuade you from taking calculated risks: Most entrepreneurs are held back by the fear of failure and as this may sound crass but just believe in yourself and your capabilities and Go for It! Catherine Gluckstein
Without Passion, You’ll Lose Your Focus: Doing something you are passionate about is important as an entrepreneur. Make sure that what you decide to put your hand into is exactly what you want to do and is something you are passionate about then grow slowly with caution and be extremely disciplined. Carmen Tal
The only limitation you have is the one you put on yourself: Once you have a business idea that you believe in and think is great, don’t hold yourself back and don’t be afraid of going BIG, relentlessly advertise it and your cause and always be positive because a negative mindset is the biggest hindrance to the success but once that can be overcome, you’ll be on your way to success. Sumeera Rasul
Be the best you can be: Don’t set out to emulate anyone, instead strive to be the best version of yourself. Figure out what your passions are and get trained and educated to move forward in that field and pursue your dreams passionately. Khanyi Dhlomo
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