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Are you at the intersection of your career? Perhaps you are considering leaping from your corporate job into entrepreneurism? But do you feel overwhelmed by the many entrepreneurial skills to learn to become a successful female entrepreneur? Does this sound like you? Well, you are not alone. Many female entrepreneurs struggle with believing they are good enough to start a business, be successful, and even find contentment.
How do you define success?
The Oxford dictionary defines success as accomplishing an aim or purpose or the good and bad outcome of an undertaking. For many female entrepreneurs, success is viewed through reaching their desired goal, target, task, or otherwise accomplishing what they had set out to do. Essentially, something has been deemed a success when the outcome turns out good, desirable, or even miraculous. Beyond these guidelines, the definition is by personal perspectives and motivators.
In the words of Napoleon Hill,
"No man has a chance to enjoy permanent success until he begins to look in a mirror for the real causes of all his mistakes."
The first step to becoming a successful female entrepreneur is to reflect by asking yourself what success means to you. Is it measurable or intangible? For instance, is your marker for being successful having self-development, peace of mind, time freedom, financial freedom, or all? By getting specific on your definition of success and your willingness to clear mental blocks, self-limiting beliefs, and, as Napoleon Hill denotes, understanding the real causes of all your mistakes, you will align yourself with the roadmap to achieving your outcome of becoming a successful female entrepreneur.
The next step is understanding and intentionally practicing Napoleon Hills' "The Law of Success," which outlines 16 laws one must follow to gain and sustain success.
The 16 Principles of The Law of Success
1. Mastermind Alliance
To succeed in your endeavors, you have to be willing to work in harmony with others to attain your desires. Surrounding yourself with like-minded people will increase the collective brainpower for new quality ideas, creative problem solving, and accelerating growth. As such, consider creating or joining mastermind groups aligned with your business desires and witness the collective potential of success unfold.
2. A Definite Chief Aim
To achieve your business goals, you must have a precise aim. Knowing your purpose or WHY is the one quality that Napoleon Hill states one must possess, coupled with the burning desire to attain it. So, before you start your business activities, take the time necessary to get clear on your purpose. Why are you setting up your business? Why you? It is essential to direct all your actions and thoughts on your intention with a clear plan. One tip to help you crystallize your definite purpose is to use the power of Auto-suggestion (self-hypnotism) to influence your mind to acquire your business desires by repeatedly affirming and doing it. Also, add accountability by sharing your aim with your mastermind group.
Napoleon Hill states, "whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve Regardless of how many times you failed." The key lies in your ability to believe in yourself, even when adversity is knocking at your door. Using Identity centered affirmation and declarations are simple yet effective ways to boost your self-belief.
4. The Habit of Saving is a healthy business with healthy financial stewardship, which entails clear poverty mindset blocks, eliminating bad debts, and saving and investing money to ensure that your finances steadily grow.
5.Initiative and Leadership
Are you waiting for business opportunities to land in your mailbox? Well, you will be waiting a while. Part of the Law of Success is taking charge and completing activities that are important to you to completion. Navigating the murky waters of the entrepreneurial space will require the power of quick and firm decision-making and the ability to be calm and rational in challenging situations.
Napoleon Hill stated, "All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea." So, get in the habit of mentally visualizing your desired business, lifestyle regularly until thought turns to reality.
Let's face it, setbacks are inevitable. But how to manage them will influence your business desires and outcome. You raise your energy and attract like-minded people to support your desires by having a positive mental attitude. Ways to increase your enthusiasm can be doing activities or hobbies that you love, surrounding yourself in environments with optimistic people, and dressing the part. A good outfit goes a long way to boost your mood!
This is the habit of learning to set healthy boundaries and expectations and say no to negative choices that will cost you in achieving your business aim and goals in the long run
9. The habit of Doing More Than Paid For
Sounds counterintuitive but according to Napoleon Hill, rendering your services without expectation of compensation is the seed to success.
10. Pleasing Personality
This is self-explanatory. No one wants to associate with a Debbie Downer, and it won't bode well for your business either!
11. Accurate Thought
This is one of the most important foundation stones of all ensuring success, business or otherwise. The ability to make decisions based on factual, tangible evidence rather than emotions and biases
Distractions are plenty in our world, so getting into a mindset of controlled attention will be vital in dedicating your time and efforts to your business endeavors. Whether this is your full-time business or side hustle, give it your utmost attention
According to Napoleon Hill, the most crucial collaboration is between your conscious and unconscious mind. Moreover, success is gained through the collective coordination of efforts for a common goal. As tempting as the solo path may initially seem, the bigger and more ambitious your business aims, the more support you will need to garner to bring it to fruition. Learning to be a team player will go a long way toward your business success.
Remember that temporary defeat is unequal to failure. Learn to use the adversity as the training ground for your business success
No one can achieve success in life without first practicing tolerance for not doing so, closes the book on the knowledge and success journey. In other words, taking an open-minded approach to life and business for embracing differences move you toward the success ladder.
16. The Golden Rule
In the words of Napoleon Hill, "others control your reputation, but only you control your character by your thoughts and deeds."
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