What do you fear the most: success or failure?

During our virtual meeting today, the Mentoring Mamas™ group  discussed the topic: What do you fear the most success or failure?

success or failureI 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!

Some takeaways:

• 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.

 

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Raising an entrepreneur

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Recently I had a conference call with some mompreneurs in the Mentoring Mamas™ program I facilitate. The topic: Raising an entrepreneur. Although we all have business in various industries… we could all relate to having done multiple aspects of the business: marketing, finances, sales, presenting, etc.

As a business owner, two things I’ve learned and noticed is that I have become more self-confident in my abilities and my leadership skills. When you are the only or main one in the business you become the face  of the business… you have to step up and handle situations that someone else would have handled for you when you were in corporate.

It’s scary… but at the same time it has help me grow personally and professionally. I’ve even noticed my 2 year old is more social…she speaks to everyone when we are out. She even grabbed a handful of my business cards one day before we left the house for a business meeting. So I can see some of the same traits I am learning she is picking up on.

What are some other ways we can get our kids involved in the business. Not so much for them to have a businessor be an entrepreneur one day (if that’s not right for them) but the traits and characteristics we can instill in them now while they are young and they can apply into adulthood. Please feel free to leave your comments below. I would love to hear your experiences!

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HERstory: Meet woman entrepreneur – J.Dianne Tribble

Listen to today’s episode of my blog talk radio show – #HERstory : an inspirational blog talk segment featuring women sharing their personal and professional experiences as entrepreneurs, with my special guest J.Dianne Tribble owner of  At the Table Life Coaching & Motivational Speaking Services

A few takeaways:

  • Focus your energy on one task at a time
  • Keep a planner and checklist
  • Live your dream
  • Embrace your community through volunteering
  • Do what it takes to make it happen!

Click here for full interview.

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Mentoring our MOMS

 

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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.

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If you would like more information about the Mentoring Mamas™ program, sponsorship opportunities or to schedule an interview, please email Felicia Wright at fwright@mygani.com or call (904) 860-8440.

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HERstory: Meet woman entrepreneur – Sherry Thompson

Listen to today’s episode of my blog talk radio show – #HERstory : an inspirational blog talk segment featuring women sharing their personal and professional experiences as entrepreneurs, with my special guest Sherry Thompson owner of  Victory Lap Tours and author of It’s My Fault: My journey through breast cancer

A few takeaways:

  • Devastating news doesn’t have to be the end
  • Inspiration is a great confidence builder
  • Encourage others
  • Always follow your dream
  • Never give up

Click here for full interview. Also check out Sherry’s new Promo video!

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