A while back this lovely lady I know decided to write a book on how to survive the first 1000 days of owning your own business based on her own experience and success.
I really love that she decided to share her knowledge and how she writes about succeeding as a boss woman while being a mom at the same time. Bloody inspirational and it’s made me reassess how I run things and decide to give this business of mine another shot. Because yeah, I was ready to take off my gloves and throw in the towel.
Ah yes. And the fact that she used boxing analogy. That really made it easier to connect with. (and makes me miss my boxing something fierce).
Jess writes about strategy in a way that anyone can understand and even gives you a run down of how you should manage your posts on social media. How having someone to bounce ideas off its always a good idea and she even explains how to pitch your business successfully (something I really struggle with)
Since the launch of Being Boss she’s also started hosting networking breakfasts for women. These have all sorts of women, usually the decision makers in their field / career, paired with great food at a stunning location so that we can network.
I was able to attend the last one and it was so good to be there, to talk to and listen to other women who are making it in what they do. And just being around women who are encouraging each other instead of the bitchy breaking down that is far too common. When our speaker said women should be more like men in the work place there was off course an outcry but honestly I think she’s right. Not in that we need a penis to succeed but in that men don’t generally hold grudges that last lifetimes and they aren’t spiteful or vindictive. Those traits are sadly female ones. Men are so much more supportive of each other and if they have a problem it’s a quick fist fight and then a drink at the bar.
So. If you’re thinking of starting your own business or maybe making your hobby a full time gig or you’re already working for yourself but you’re struggling then definitely considering getting yourself a copy of Being Boss or booking to join one of the networking events (I think there’s one left for the year). Better yet, so both if you can!