As entrepreneurs, we face many challenges as we start and grow our businesses. Funding uncertainties, competitive pressures, economic downturns, and more put a multitude of obstacles in our paths. But sometimes, the most difficult roadblock hindering our success is ourselves. Could you be standing in the way of your business achieving its full potential? If you exhibit any of the below characteristics, you are likely thwarting your ability to improve and grow your business.
Judy Travis began sharing videos of beauty tips that she recorded on her handheld camera when she was in college. 7 years later, she is a mom of 3 girls, has 5 YouTube channels, millions of subscribers, hundreds of millions of views, and both her and her husband have made a career leveraging her thriving YouTube presence.
When interviewing successful female entrepreneurs I often ask the question "what are the secrets to your success" and "what are the must-haves for successful entrepreneurs". Diane von Furstenberg, Stella&Dot founder Jessica Herrin, Tory Burch and several others have indicated that confidence is one trait that is critical to success.
Mothers who are entrepreneurs have been around for ages. Within the last few years, the name "mompreneur" has been in heavy rotation by mom entrepreneurs everywhere. This title is so catchy because it is concise, yet it speaks volumes in regards to our priorities, which are our children first and business second.