During our virtual meeting today, the Mentoring Mamas™ group discussed the topic: What do you fear the most success or failure?
I shared my experience with the group…
From an early age I always knew I wanted to start my own business. I would admire women who I saw that were in executive positions or ran their own company. But one thing that “scared” me the most was it seemed the more successful you become the more you would be scrutinized and judged… especially in the public.
For someone who is reserved and private this aspect of being successful didn’t appeal to me at all. Once I eventually started my own company I think internally I turned down opportunities because I was afraid of it becoming “too big”. I was afraid of being too successful and the fear that it would change me into a person I didn’t want to be. But now as a mom I view success from a different perspective. I don’t want my daughter to grow up and be afraid to try new things or step out of her comfort zone. You never know until you at least try, right?
One of my favorite quotes is “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
I think my fear of success has held me back from really pursuing my purpose and being the best me. This year my goal is to step outside of my comfort zone and see what happens. No limitations!
• Don’t let fear stop you from being your best!
• Step outside of your comfort zone!
• Turn your obstacles into opportunities!
• Change your mindset: Think Positive!
What do you fear the most: Success or Failure? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.
Today I am super excited about a new venture with other#mompreneurs ! Stepping out on #faith . Embracing my #passion.
Jacksonville, FL United States, 01/21/2014 – A mentor encourages and inspires individuals of all ages at various stages in their lives. Knowing first hand the positive impact a mentor has on someone’s life, Felicia Wright a mom, social entrepreneur and military spouse launches Mentoring Mamas™. The peer-to-peer mentoring program is designed to support mompreneurs in addressing the unique issues they face in raising a family while running a business.
According to the 2013 State of Women-Owned Businesses report, there are an estimated 8.6 million women-owned businesses in the United States. Florida ranks number 4 out of the top 10 states that have the highest number of women-owned businesses with approximately 572,900 women-owned firms. Among businesses that operate out of the owner’s home, 72% are operated by women (2012 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report). “Having the support of like-minded individuals who have been through similar experiences is vital in helping us reach our goals,” said Mrs. Wright.
We are excited to bring this type of grass roots program to the Jacksonville community. The pilot program will run from January 2014 – April 2014. During this time, participants will gain personal and professional support, build relationships, and obtain valuable information from business experts. There are a limited number of business spots available. Note: Although the program is geared towards moms with children under the age of five, all mompreneurs and children are welcome. (Some restrictions may apply)
About Felicia Wright
Felicia is a US Navy spouse and mom to a little girl. She is the owner of Mygani Design Studio, a brand consulting firm that helps businesses create a professional presence through brand development and marketing strategies. She has over fifteen years of experience in the creative marketing industry and enjoys mentoring other entrepreneurs. In addition to raising a family and running a business, she donates her time and services to several non-profit organizations throughout Northeast Florida.
If you would like more information about the Mentoring Mamas™ program, sponsorship opportunities or to schedule an interview, please email Felicia Wright at email@example.com or call (904) 860-8440.