We all have become familiar with the quote “Think Like a Man, Act like a Lady”, whether it’s regarding being a business woman or in a relationship. But the question is what’s so wrong with thinking like a lady? When studies have clearly proven that women are the more intelligent gender or when a 2008 Higher Education Policy Institute report stated women are not only more likely to get into better schools, they´re also more likely to outperform the men once there. Don’t believe it, check out the article by Red Orbit on how “Women are smarter than men” below.
Read more at http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112656907/women-are-smarter-than-men/#qWPpsqQaoiiQ8JOC.99
So how can women become successful entrepreneurs in a shark tank full of men?
The key element to possess as any entrepreneur is CONFIDENCE, no client or potential business ally will ever take you seriously if they dont believe in you. Know who you are and what your brand represents at all times.
Be able to stand up for what you believe in and stick with it. If your brand can be easily swayed you will lose control of your main focus. You don’t want to become a doormat for others in your own business, now do you?
Jada Pinkett Smith‘s character Fish Mooney in the new Fox series Gotham, is a Hard ass Bitch. Fish gets the job done; she isn’t easily swayed, she’s confident and she does it in her lipstick, stilettos and her tight pencil skirt. Hot! Her character doesn’t have to forego her femininity in order to be respected as a boss, and respected she is!
You’re a woman for a reason Embrace it, don’t see it as a negative and/or a hinderance. Yes, we are emotional creatures, but that gives us an edge for SO many reasons, in business and in relationships. Use it to feel out good investments or bad investments, use it for intuition that men may not be able to pick up on.
Love your sex appeal but don’t use your body to get to the top. This can be an easy power strategy, but it can easily back fire on you. Don’t let others use this strategy as a way to disrespect you as just an object or something to play with. You are a woman of substance, let’s keep it that way. You don’t have to walk around with a suit and tie to get the same respect but if this style floats your boat, this is your brand so rock it!
Own It take pride in what you bring to the table. You are as much of an asset to the business market as men are, if not more so. Be charismatic and Know Your facts at all times. Nothing makes you look more unprofessional than being ill-prepared. Use your god-given Intellect to get recognition and respect, this also lets others know you are no push over.
Nothing should be more feared than an individual who can multi-task, and as women we are naturals at this balancing act. Ask any mother who is a career women/soccer mom/wife/I do it all in my sleep, if she can do it, so can you. Its part of what makes us women, now why would you want to discredit those accesses to think like a man? If you can come up with a logical answer to that question, please inbox me personally.
Be Brave, Be Bold, Be Confident, Most Importantly Be You!