So often, accomplished women hide from the spotlight and downplay their victories. It might make the success easier, but it won’t do much to inspire you for future endeavors or to encourage others. Try to accept openly the responsibility and achievement that come with being successful So as a woman in business. Realize what a difference you can make in someone’s life when you become a role model. Giving back and sharing in others’ success are almost more exciting than realizing your own success.
As a woman in business, whether you own the business or work for a company, think like a business owner and keep an open mind. There will be times when you must make a choice. It does not have to be daunting or frustrating. It can be an invaluable learning experience. There is nothing better than working for a lazy or absent boss to see what it takes to run an operation. Seize that opportunity.
Build a support network of peers, friends and mentors whose advice and support you trust. That network will prove to be invaluable to your growth personally and professionally.
The only thing you can rely on in business—and life—is change. Embrace it. Learn what works and what doesn’t. But continue to move forward. Use your frustration and fear to push you to the next step.
The main obstacles for women in business are women themselves. As women, we must create a safe environment in business where we are secure enough to share our accomplishments and learn from and support each other along the way. Through sharing success, women can build meaningful relationships that become more important than just business.
Finally, learn to celebrate the small stuff. Too often women wait for a monumental event to celebrate their accomplishments. Life is made up of a multitude of small successes. Give yourself permission to celebrate. Life and its successes are really all about the journey, and, while you are at it, don’t forget those who helped you along the way.