Living the Entrepreneurial Life Series: Part One

I know it’s been quite some time since my last blog—a lot has happened in my life and business, but I’m back!

I’m going to be sharing a talk that I gave on Facebook late last month—hence the title of the article! It’s a little long, so I’ll be posting it in pieces. Enjoy!

I don't like to pull punches, so I am going to ask you a very important question. When it comes to our topic tonight, it's time to live your entrepreneurial life. When you look in the mirror, what did you see? And I know you're probably wondering what kind of question is that? It is a very important one and I will tell you why. It is because the woman, the young lady, the young adult that you see when you look in the mirror, is your first and primary business. So to start, one of the things that I want you to understand in living your entrepreneur life is that you have something rare and precious to offer this world, even in the wake of real or perceived competition-- what you show to the world every day matters. However, there are four very important things that I want you to keep in mind. Everything that you do when it comes to your entrepreneur life is centered around four basic questions. What are you reading? What are you listening to? What are you watching, and what are you doing? And throughout our time together, we're going to go through those four questions. So I want you first to relax and I want you to think in these terms. Let these five words resonate in your heart, in your mind, throughout this time. And that is "I am a business woman."

That's the first thing that you have to realize because, as I said, you yourself are your first and primary business. So you may say, how can you help me in building and living my entrepreneur life? The first thing that I'm going to tell you, I might get in a little bit of trouble for this one. However, it is very important. One of the first major steps in living your entrepreneurial life is to realize that everybody's blueprint is not meant for you to follow. Shiny Object Syndrome gets us a lot of the time in this entrepreneurial journey. When something new comes out we're grabbing for it, something else comes out we're grabbing for it and we're grabbing, grabbing and grabbing at everything, and then we have all this stuff and we're wondering what to do with it and we are wondering how is it all going to fit? It's not going to because you're pulling from so many different places from so many different avenues that you forget the most important thing of all, and that is who am I. I am the woman who, I am the teen who -- notice that you need a verb after that. When you are building and living this entrepreneurial life, you have to look at you.