One of the biggest problems you’ll face as a female entrepreneur is remaining confident through all the adversity.
It’s already intimidating enough that you’re trying to start a business from scratch, but what’s more intimidating? The little percentage of women who actually succeed in their business endeavors. Did you know that only 2 percent of billion-dollar companies are owned by women?
Now, this may seem discouraging, but guess what? It used to be zero. It used to be unheard of for a woman to lead and it’s only going to keep growing. There’s this stereotype about women that infers that we are lesser than a man, but that is the farthest from the truth.
What sets a player apart from making junior varsity or varsity? It’s who trained harder. It’s who kept learning more skills and practiced day in and day out. It’s the person who wasn’t going to take no for an answer. The same goes for starting a business. Don’t take no for an answer and definitely do not let your gender make the decision for you.
We are in a time period that is advocating for women to become anything and everything they want to be- the problem is, you’re always going to have the no-sayers. If you believe in what you’re doing and you see the potential then don’t cut yourself short!
You’re going to have days that are hard and there’s going to be things that you don’t know how to do. It’s going to be frustrating, exhausting, and mentally-draining, but it will all be worth it. Seek help where it is needed and keep feeding your brain with positivity.