You are an amazing woman with a passion to change the world. You have a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to make things happen. But what are some internal issues, challenges or mental blocks that might be holding you back? If you are open to a real talk reality check let’s discuss what my Power Circle Experts had to say when asked the question, “What mistakes are women entrepreneurs making today?”
#1- While women dominate many social networks online, we really don’t use the tools as much as we could to promote our businesses and engage with potential customers. This is one of the things that really frustrates me because there’s so much potential for our businesses on social media if we use it correctly! If you’re already on Twitter and Facebook, you probably tend to use it for personal use rather than as a marketing tool because you’re afraid people will unfollow or unfriend you. But social media offers an enormous opportunity for marketing your business for free or low-cost. And the sooner you take advantage of it, the more income you can bring in. Fun fact: most of my new clients and customers find me through my blog or Facebook! – Rosetta Thurman
#2- One mistake women entrepreneurs make is devaluing ourselves. -Evita Robinson
#3- One mistake women entrepreneurs make is waiting for the “right time” to get things done. Perfection is a dream killer! Get it done, get it out, get feedback, refine, repeat. – Rochelle Carter
#4- One mistake women entrepreneurs make is trying to do too many things at once (having too many tabs open in their brain and desk top). Never taking the time to enjoy the process. Trying to be everything to everybody and Coaching in areas they know nothing about because instead of walking in who they’ve been called to be they attempt to try and do what the crowd is doing. Making a lot of noise but not strategic overs to align their business and brands. – Daphne D. Williams
#5- One mistake women entrepreneurs make is focusing outward instead of inward. I believe that our greatest work is found when we learn how to silence the noise and tune in to our own, unique divine paths. – Akilah S. Richards
#6- One mistake women entrepreneurs make is trying to please all of the people all of the time. – Nubia Sutton
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For both of these scenarios it is important to understand that a friendly follow Up can often times open up doors you thought were closed. Build up your confidence to work through those no’s because when you get a yes, it will change your world! – LaShanda Henry
Do you agree or disagree? Do you have another mistake that we can add to this list? Be sure to leave a comment below, so we can continue this conversation about mistakes women entrepreneurs are making today.
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