‘Outrageous success comes from thinking different, being different and having the confidence to always do what feels right in your heart’ – Marie Forleo
If you are reading this then chances are you are a female entrepreneur or perhaps you have dreams of becoming a female entrepreneur one day! if so congratulations, it is a great thing to challenge yourself to start or grow a successful business.
Through my experience of being a female entrepreneur I can honestly say that you will need to develop particular skills, qualities and characteristics to help you to be as successful as possible. Below I have listed 5 qualities that I would like to highlight:
1) Be Disciplined:
It is important that you are disciplined if you want to be a female entrepreneur.
You will have to discipline yourself to:
– Do the work
– Stay motivated
– Be professional
– Be organised
– Be attendanable
– Manage money effectively
and the list goes on! You will have days when you will feel like doing nothing or days when you will feel like just giving up but you will have to be disciplined to not give up but to push through to achieve success.
2) Be Focused:
It is easy to get distracted when you are trying to work on projects and tasks but at the end of the day you must ask yourself this question ‘How bad do I want to achieve my dreams?’ also ask yourself if it is truly important to watch TV for 5 hours or is it better to invest a good portion of your time working effectively on tasks that will lead to more money, more sales, new clients and success? Now don’t get me wrong…it is good to enjoy yourself and watch TV now and then, it is also healthy to take breaks throughout the day. But realise that being focused is the only way that you can achieve your goals so apply discipline during your working hours.
3) Excellent Customer Service:
It’s essential that you have excellent people skills and excellent customer service to run your business effectively!
Your business will require that you will interact with people so it is vital that you learn how to deal with people. Some clients and staff will be amazing, lovely and loveable this will make it easy to be nice to them and to give them a great service, but you will also come across some clients and customers who will be difficult and this will make you want to give them a poor service BUT it is important that you remain calm, professional and reasonable in your conduct with them.
I love this scripture in the bible that says ‘If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that. 48 But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect’. Matthew: 5: 46-48 NLT
This reminds us that no matter how people are we should still show love and good character and not allow things to get us down but still act with integrity and good etiquette. The scripture teaches us to love the unlovable. This does not mean that we will not have to take action if necessary but it means that we shouldn’t retaliate with irrational behaviour or anger.
I encourage you to be courageous while working on your BIG vision of achieving your business dreams, goals and tasks!
There will be days where no one will believe in you and people will laugh at you and tell you to get a ‘REAL JOB’ but it is in those tough times that you must be courageous! Be courageous to follow your heart, be courageous to follow your dreams. be courageous to step outside of your comfort zone and be courageous to do amazing things. If you want to host your own seminar or conference or launch a new product GO FOR IT!! Make it happen, you can do it, it will take time, effort, planning and confidence but you can do it so give it a go!
There are more qualities that I would love to share with you…but it will take me another 5 hours to run through them!
Please leave a comment below and share any other qualities that you feel a female entrepreneur must have.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Thanks for reading!
Love from Queen xx