Chances are most of us have known our talents and our likes since we were kids. Personally I have known that I’m a “good” artist since I was 5. Winning coloring contests told me so. In high school I excelled in my interior design class, art, speech class, writing and poetry courses and basically all things artistic. Except drama. I was terrible at drama. I didn’t do well when people were watching but you put me in front of my bathroom mirror with a hair brush and I can sing you show tunes until the cows come home. (Don’t know where that super old reference came from?) Even though I knew all these things, I still didn’t have a whole lot of direction as to how to make it work in terms of a career. I’ve spent most of my life feeling aimless until one book opened my eyes like crazy. For the first time in forever I was able to see my talents and they were SO OBVIOUS. I knew these things about myself, but I didn’t know they were my strengths. When people ask, “What are your strengths?” Answers are generally something like: “I’m a people person.” “I’m a hard worker.” Well, one book flipped those boring answers on their behinds and got real. I want to share this awesome self help book with any aspiring entrepreneur or even just a person who has felt like they have spent too many years just wandering.
There has been a serious explosion of entrepreneurship and I am loving it. A huge movement of power, goal setting and success is currently taking place and taking everyone along for the ride. From huge success stories to that of Chip and Joanna Gaines, to those people taking their talents and opening their own Etsy stores. Success takes serious commitment; author Angela Buckworth even took the time to study just what it is that makes people who succeed different from those who don’t. She write all about it in her book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. Today I want to take a look at specifically what women are doing to stand out in the wide world of business, how they are turning their passions into paychecks and what struggles they went through to get there.