The difference between a woman who thinks she wants to start her own business and the woman who has comes down to one essential thing: Mindset. Opening up for yourself takes courage, determination, dedication, and an attitude that you can absolutely do it, even if it's hard. On today's episode of Women in Business, I'm sharing my own story about how I shifted my mindset to start KidsCare Home Health.
When I was newly qualified as a therapist, I worked for a local company that held me down. There were no secrets that all the employees were easily replaceable and morale was low throughout. I made the decision that I could either job hop and be treated like this no matter where I worked, or I could forge out on my own.
While I decided that I wanted to start my own business, I didn't immediately take the leap. Through one reason and then another, including a pregnancy and a new home, having a stable income was what I "should" do. So I stayed.
But then something happened that shifted my entire mindset on starting my own business. And yes, that shift can happen as quickly to you as it did to me! You shouldn't give up on your dreams, and if becoming an entrepreneur is one of them, then stay the course.
Where do you keep your box of dreams? How long has it been since you've looked in it?
I challenge you to find a picture of yourself as a child and tell her you're going to pursue her dreams. You can do this! And then join me in my Facebook group, From Side Hustle to CEO to share your picture and story with us.
In This Episode:
- What you need to do before you quit your day job
- Why mindset is so important for entrepreneurs
- How confidence levels impact women's career advancement
- What happens when you stand up to the naysayers
- How one act can change you to get in the right notice to open your own business
"Nearly 80% of the women that I spoke to talked about how they lacked confidence, in one aspect or another." ([3:22])
"We have allowed fear to rule and fear is running rampant. Fear has been our excuse to play small." ([5:10])
"Do it. Do it for her, do it for you, do it for your children, do it for your legacy, do it for your future." ([20:10])
Are you a female millennial entrepreneur who wants to start or scale your service-based business but not sure where to start? Go to http://www.drcortneybaker.com/10secrets to get your free copy of the 10 Secrets Female Millennial Entrepreneurs must know before launching their service-based business. Get your free copy now!
About Dr. Cortney Baker… She is an award-winning entrepreneur, researcher, author, speaker, and an advocate for gender equality. As a leadership expert and mother of three, she is passionate about inspiring and empowering women to lead with greatness.
Dr. Baker is the author of the best-selling books: The Ten Do's and Don'ts for Business Leadership: Lessons to Lead Effectively and Unlimited: Conquering the Myth of the Glass Ceiling. She is passionate about helping ambitious female millennial entrepreneurs go from side-hustle to CEOs!
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