Congratulations to ALL women in business (and the men who know them)

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If you haven’t heard, today is American Business Women’s Day!

Congratulations on either being a woman in business, or knowing one!

In the spirit of this day, I want to share the top 10 things I’ve learned both as a a VP of Sales in a multimillion dollar corporation, and as a business owner for the past 20 years.

  1. The most important question you can ever ask yourself is, “What do I want?”
  2. Owning a business is exactly like being a parent. 80% of the time you will wonder what you were thinking. 20% of the time you will know.
  3. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.”
  4. No one will ever value you more than you value yourself. In order to succeed, you must show up that way.
  5. Own what you know. Always.
  6. There will always be at least one person in the room who wants you to sit down and shut up. Ignore them.
  7. Trust your intuitive intelligence and you will rarely regret it.
  8. You can’t grow yourself or your business without taking risks.
  9. There is never a ‘right time’ to start a business, ask for a raise, put in for a promotion or have a baby.
  10. “Choose failure over regret.

Do What You Love!

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  1. Choose failure over regret – these words have kept me going as I launch Serene Serendipity an event and retreat planning company. I look past the people who have the blank stare when I talk to them and move to those whose eyes shine – when I describe my concept, my calling. I believe that we all have special gifts that will lead to ultimate happiness and success if we use them and share them with others. I want this for myself and for every other person I meet…so I have decided to bring the “mountain” to the Triangle in North Carolina. I will provide that place of support, I will provide kindred spirits to support and encourage.. (there is a smile on my face as I imagine the results) I will bring in the tools to unlock the gifts, to help determine strategy and direction… YOU will live your authentic life with confidence. What a spectacular world we will create – one person at a time.

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