On Beauty, Financial Wealth, Health, Life Balance, Nutrition, Small Business and Spirituality! Challenges Women Face and the Solutions!
As full time women entrepreneurs, the biggest challenges that we face is how to balance family, friends and business. We constantly make sacrifices to be able to fulfill our many responsibilities as wife, mother, maid and cook to name a few all while maintaining a household and managing a successful business. It isn’t easy to constantly juggle, but many of us are finding ways to do it all! Fortunately, 7 Successful Women Entrepreneurs reveal their industry tips and strategies to help YOU reduce stress and maintain harmony in key areas of YOUR life.
Tracey Brown, San Francisco Bay Area makeup artist with more than 25 years of experience in the beauty industry and author of Blinging Beauty, describes the challenges of balancing work and life. Says Brown, “Often times, we find ourselves throwing off ‘weights’ that we deem as a burden in an effort to save time. We may indeed put an activity on the back burner that can be of professional and personal value.” Brown says she often see this with women when it comes to their beauty routines. “In an effort to spend a few more minutes in bed with the children or to catch up on email, these shortcuts for quick skin care regimen, will save you time” Brown shares quick and easy skin care and make up tips, to help save you time. Read more…
On Financial Wealth
Becoming prosperous involves changing the way you look at how you manage your money. Tamara Haskins, CEO, Haskins Wealth Management Group, a full service wealth management firm, explains, “Without financial health you will never be truly healthy or wealthy.” While we can’t predict what will happen due to the ever changing economy, we can find ways to create financial freedom for our future. Haskins says one way to achieve this is to “Pay Yourself First! Financial discipline is very important especially during tough times. Rather than to trust yourself to set aside a portion of your check for your savings account, have the money taken out before you even see it.” Haskins goes on to share 6 steps to financial health and wealth. Read more…
Living a healthy lifestyle should be at the top of our priorities. Easy said is not easily done; it requires some determination on our part. Finding the time to take proper care of your health and wellness, incorporating exercise, healthy eating and regular health screenings, is essential.
Johnetta Miner, MPH, MSN, NP – CEO of Lifestyle Wellness Enterprise, PLLC, a health & wellness coaching and consulting firm, states, “women understand what caring for others mean. We can do that very well. However, when it comes to self care the meaning becomes cloudy, murky and is certainly not clearly defined; it is left to individual thought as to what that means.” Miner goes on to share two major challenges that women face, which contribute to poor health practices. Read more…
On Life Balance
An important element in having true balance personally and professionally is to align your goals with your values. When this happens, you’ll maintain your integrity and your life are balanced on every level with very little effort.
Jaime L. Rohadfox, CEO, a professional Christian life coach, speaker and author, says women should realign their values. Rohadfox goes on to say, “Value realignment is rarely pursued. It is often discussed, although very subtly. If a person is unhappy in their marriage, career or life in general, the core issue is most often they are out of sync with themselves because they feel misplaced according to their core values and beliefs. Rohadfox, shares 10 steps to help you realign your values and pursue your purpose. Read more…
A recent article found in HelpGuide.org, describes the importance of eating well so that you are able to take care of those who depend on you. By maintaining a healthy diet, “gives you energy to get through your busy day, supports your mood, helps you maintain your weight, and keeps you looking your best.”
Robin De Ivey Allen, Founder of Necessary Nutrition, LLCand a Certified Nutritional Consultant, knows all to well the importance of living a healthy lifestyle by incorporating a well balanced diet. After dropping more than 35 pounds and changing her own relationship to food, she was inspired to study nutrition and has become an expert in nutritional wellness and life design. Says De Ivey Allen, “Women that lack a well-balanced and healthy nutrition plan, are often faced with a lack of energy, focus and the concentration needed to actually reach their goals. When we start off our day with proper nutrition we are setting ourselves up for success. We underestimate the power of food and nutrition as it relates to proper brain function.” De Ivey Allen, goes on to give us tips to a healthier and balanced lifestyle. Read more…
On Small Business
According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), at least 3.7 million of the more than 13 million sole proprietorships in America are owned by women; nearly double the 1.9 million such businesses they owned ten years ago. That’s a lot of busy women looking for ways to balance the pressures of their personal lives while maintaining a successful business.
Many studies have shown that your attitude and mindset can determine the level of success and happiness in your life and business. A.Michelle Blakeley, Founder and CEO of Simplicity, Inc.; a progressive small business development firm says commitment and consistency is an important factor in the success of your business. Blakeley shares 3 tips that women should take to position their business for success. Read more…
In today’s difficult times, more and more women are embracing their spirituality. Studies indicate that spirituality may influence self-esteem and a sense of belonging. Says Elder Plezie Small, Founder of Women of Change Ministries International Inc., a ministry for women which host monthly fellowships, empowerment workshops, retreats and conferences “there are two areas of challenge – some women face when here is a lack of faith or a personal relationship with God.” Read more…
What is a successful woman?
- Successful Women… are ordinary women who launched a small business but succeeding as successful women entrepreneurs.
- Successful Women… rise above every challenge!
- Successful Women… are high achievers who have excelled professionally while also maintaining family lives and contributions to the community.
- Successful Women… are devoted to supporting, celebrating and highlighting women’s success.
- Successful Women… are humble and thankful for all that they’ve been given and the desire to serve others naturally follows.
- Successful Women… share their industry tips and time to help other women who might be struggling in specific areas. Thank you to all the women who contributed to February’s ‘Successful Women Speak’ e-newsletter.
As successful women, we have the ability to create our own success; craft the life we want; to live our own authentic purpose and passion as well as use it all to be our guide. We also have a responsibility to mentor and provide resources to other women who venture into entrepreneurship.
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