This is, without doubt, one of the most exciting times to be living and working. The 21st century millionaire looks very different to the millionaires of the past. No longer do you have to be male, from the ‘right’ family, and running a multi national organization to be a millionaire. The person who walked past you yesterday on the street, the person in front of you in the queue to get your morning coffee this morning could likely be one of today’s entrepreneur millionaires – or on the way to becoming one.
And, guess what? They are not all men!
Welcome to the entrepreneur revolution. A ‘job for life’ has not existed for many years now, but most people are having a hard time catching up with that fact. The portfolio career has come into its own. This revolution is perfectly positioned to tap into everything that women do exceptionally well, quite naturally and unconsciously and without any stress.
Why? Because we were born to multi task in our sleep, our default communication style is one of collaboration and sharing, our natural characters are empowering and inspiring, we automatically see the best in everyone, we know how to operate on minimum sleep and maximum distraction and still get the job done, and we have creativity and vision coming out of our pores.
The Body Shop was devised over a cup of tea around the kitchen table, and look what happened with that idea!
By its very nature, the entrepreneur revolution is the perfect fit for the 21st century woman. The woman who has given up the ridiculous vision of previous generations of being super woman, rather the woman who knows what she wants, appreciates her value and power, is prepared to ask for what she needs, is able to stand in the centre of her own magnificence without blame or guilt and has the ability to change the world whilst changing nappies at the same time!
Welcome to our time! And it’s about time frankly! Enough with waiting in the wings for our curtain call, we can do our own calling thanks very much! However, we can live our lives our way whilst keeping our bras on – it would be a disaster for all concerned if I took mine off! We no longer have to mimic male testosterone driven character traits to be successful. We can now embrace our fabulous female character traits with pride and know with every cell of our bodies that we will succeed, flourish and blossom as a result.
We have the passion, the vision and the determination to make the most of this entrepreneur climate, we are in control of how business will run in the future and we are responsible for creating the healthy future for the women coming up behind us to step into.
No longer do we have to wait to be ‘seen’ as being good at our jobs to get the promotion and salary we deserve, as entrepreneurs we set our own salaries and always know we will be paid what we are worth.
All businesses will benefit from female entrepreneurs as we crate a catalyst for change wherever we go, we introduce the benefits of collaboration and inclusion that even the most established multi national organizations cannot ignore.
One of the tracks of my life is Sisters are doing it for themselves by Annie Lennox and Aretha Franklin. That song was released a couple of decades ago, but now we are really living the message, with passion, conviction and power.
This is the time to step into the spotlight of your magnificence and shine. The world needs you!
Guest post written by: Katie Day
Katie Day is now on her 2nd book The Heart of Business continuing on from the The High-Heeled Leader: Embrace Your Feminine Power In Life And Work
Katie is currently working on some very exciting projects, as well as her new training program from her 2nd book. This very successful program around Unclogging the Arteries of Business and creating workability and love in the work place has been a big hit with small business as well as large corporate company’s.