10 Sure Ways For Women to Fail in Business

Top 10 Reasons A Woman Can Fail In Business:

10 Sure Ways For Women to Fail in Business

1. Gossip and B****

It is amazing how many women in business still do this and is possibly the most damaging thing in their career. If you gossip about others you can be sure you will not be respected or trusted. People may agree with you but you may wake up and find they are gossiping about you too. Don’t put other people down whether they are male or female, it is very simply unprofessional.

2. Dress inappropriately

Work is no place for a fashion parade. Clothes that are appropriate for evening wear have no place in the professional world. Dragging yourself to work in track pants gives the impression that you don’t care. Don’t dress in a way that detracts from your professionalism. It is good to have your own style, but just think about why you are there.

3. Don’t bother to plan or set goals for yourself

Many women start out setting goals and then forget about them. Short-term and long -term goals need to be checked, and if necessary adjusted, regularly. Keep yourself on track. Plan your career, your year, your week and your day. The old adage is still true – if you fail to plan you plan to fail.

4. Be Subservient

Many women think that if they speak up they will be seen as bossy or aggressive. Quite the opposite is true. If you have something of value to say, then say it. No one ever advanced their career by being a doormat.

5. Fail to Prioritize

Some women think volunteering for everything will give the impression that they are hard workers. What happens though when you really do have too much to do and start to miss deadlines? Don’t put too much on your plate and always prioritize both in your business and home life.

6. Interrupt others

This is almost the opposite of the subservient woman. Listen to and empathize with others and you will be appreciated and listened to in return.

7. Ignore your personal life

Throwing everything into your business life to the detriment of your personal life leads to stress and eventually disappointment and burn-out. Every woman needs time out for herself and time to have fun. Plan for it if you want to stay ahead and be an interesting person.

8. Avoid public speaking

For many of us, speaking in public is terrifying. There will come a point though when you are going to have to give that report, or be asked to speak at a meeting or seminar. If you need to, take some courses in speaking to give you confidence.

9. Ignore criticism

If someone gives you criticism, take it with good grace. Take into account, who or where it is coming from and whether or not it is valid. If it is learn from it, if not just let it go.

10. Pretend to be Someone Else

If you try to be someone else it …

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A Serious Syndrome Affecting The Lives of Home Based Business Women Everywhere – Are You At Risk?

There is a debilitating syndrome that has been around for years that is affecting women in home based business now more than ever. You don’t even know that you have it, until one day you wake up and you can’t function anymore. The symptoms include: not wanting to get out of bed in the morning, an inability to make decisions so you say “yes” to everything, irritableness and feeling overwhelmed to the point that if someone asks you to do one more thing you are going to scream.

A Serious Syndrome Affecting The Lives of Home Based Business Women Everywhere - Are You At Risk?

What is the name of this horrible condition that affects so many of us. It’s called Super Woman Syndrome or as I like to call it, “My plate is piled way to high.”

Picture a huge 12 patty burger with each layer having cheese, onions, tomatoes lettuce, ketchup and mayo on it, as your life right now. Each thing on this burger is one more thing in your life that you have to keep precariously balanced so that the whole thing does not come crashing down on you. How can you even enjoy any of it? There is just so much.

What type of things do you have piled on your plate:

WIFE

MOM (that includes, chauffeur, chief cook and bottle washer, nurse, referee, volunteering at numerous school and group things, launderer, accountant, and the list goes on.)

BUSINESS OWNER (manager, salesperson, delivery person, accountant, stock person, advertising agent, and so much more)

Most of us figure that if we just had more time in the day everything would be okay. Or if we just learn to manage our time better, it would work. Here’s my thought on the subject. Maybe you don’t need a time management course, but a priority course. We weren’t designed by our Creator to carry so-oo-oo much or to be everything to everyone. Your identity and self worth as a woman is not based on how many things you can juggle well. I really believe that we were each created for a great destiny and that we allow too many other things to take the time that is needed to accomplish our purpose. I am not saying to abandon your marriage or ignore your children. They are in fact the most precious and rewarding part of your life and your top priority, but if you are called to be a business person, then create a multi million $ business. If that means saying “no” to the good things so that you can have the best things then do it and DON’T feel guilty about it.

What extra things are you doing that you know that you really don’t have time for, but try to fit them in because someone really needed your help? Like your friend calls and says, “I just feel like going shopping today can you watch the kids for me?” Maybe you are involved in groups and everyone expects you to do everything because you are the best at it, while there are other …

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