Lovelies, as I mentioned in this post, I am taking some time off from blogging to decide if and/or how I want to move forward with Consider Me Lovely. In the meantime, I am honored to have some friends of mine guest post!
Hi, it’s Tasha from Imperfect Concepts. Sharing a motivational guest post today. As, Rocquelle is on a blog sabbatical of sorts, deliberating on her next brilliant and strategic move.
I have been doing some reflective thinking over the last couple weeks about why it is so hard for women entrepreneurs to succeed, especially when compared to their male counterparts. The one thing I’ve noticed after speaking to several creative business owners is that is that we as females, tend to be more negative thinkers when compared to male business owners .
We think to ourselves all too often, “everyone is counting on ME.” I can’t possibly finish all of these pressing matters and still be a good mother, daughter, sister, girlfriend or whatever. In essence, we compare our chapter two to someone else finished book, a book that has been edited over and over. Honestly it is not far to any of us to compare ourselves to others or place unrealistic expectations upon ourselves.
Several years ago, my life wasn’t perfect. I was living a lie of unhappiness and smiling through the pain. Couldn’t we say that’s what women are taught? At the time, I had a life coach but I was only going through the motions.
Late last year, I knew the passion I had for my retail store was dying, but at the same time, another passion was coming full circle. This passion was helping other women create the businesses they love. How could I, a person that lacked passion in my own retail venture help other women ignite their fires? I could and I had to, I decided in April 2013 that no matter what punches came my way, I would succeed and my business would succeed. Most importantly, I would help others succeed on their own terms.
I flipped the negative Nancy switch and said, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” I say this phrase countless times a day. I have trained my thoughts.
Women are powerful! United, we are a force to be reckoned with. Today is the last day you get to be the victim. Today is the day you claim, “I am a conqueror and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”
Believe in your dreams, goals, & visions because they matter. Chase after your hearts desires, today not tomorrow.
What are some dreams and desires that you need to chase? What’s keeping you from chasing them?