entrepreneurial women Apr 09, 2018
It’s the 21st Century and most people in this world are constantly multi-tasking. This is especially true for women, and particularly for women entrepreneurs. Women have been raised to 1. Multi-task and 2. Put everyone else first – at least generally speaking. This means that, to some degree, women are good at multi-tasking. If you ask specialists of all sorts (psychologists, counselors, behavioral specialists and more) they all seem to agree that women’s brains are wired differently and therefore we are able to multi-task; we can be in the grocery store remembering all the things we need for home while talking to our children or helping another customer with answers to life’s deep questions. Men, on the other hand are often confused on how women can do this, they are more wired to focus on one item, complete it, then on to the next. This is really important because it relates to our lives as female entrepreneurs as well. Even though in the 21st century we have come a long way many women still multi-task and priorities as they have learned and this is exactly why many believe women have not come as far as men in the business world, generally speaking.
Well, let me say two things to this: yes and NO.
Yes, to some degree that is likely true but it is likely true not just because women multi-task and prioritize others over themselves and their dreams quite often but also because that is what the world has been trained to believe. This means that there are more obstacles to overcome for women entrepreneurs when breaking into certain areas of business. However, I dare to ask that we as women take a different approach to all this. Let’s go with the “NO.” Actually there’s only one thing that we need to change or better, adjust a little, and it is not the multi-tasking. It’s adjusting our priorities a little but not completely. After all, if we were to drastically modify the priorities we would be just like men, would we not? And then, what kind of entrepreneur would we be? You see, we bring something very unique to the business world: our caring about the others (and yes, these are general statements) as a main way of life, of our psyche and thus of our business attitude. I do not believe that this is something we would want to give up, nor should we. Keeping a certain level of care, of that priority allows women to be good leader as they are generally more team oriented, listening to the team members, are more inclusive so that team members have a stake in the actions and in the outcome; that is very good business as it also spells longevity.
However, women do need to also adjust the multi-tasking. Think about a horse in front of a carriage… usually they do have blinders on; not blindfolds, blinders. Why is that? This is so that they can focus on the road ahead and when they hear something on the right side, their whole head moves, their steps slow down a little, and they focus fully on the noise to identify it, address it, and move one. Though I do not wish to compare women (or men) to horses the example of blinders works perfectly. Women have been raised to take in all the noise, all the stuff that is on their path, on the sides of their paths, behind them, in front to them, above and below. Women are focused but their 100% or 1000% ability to focus in broken into all these different areas. What would happen if women had blinders on, after identifying their goal of course? Can you imagine what would happen? Think about it. All of a sudden that enormous ability to focus would be oriented forward – lightening force – and then when there are other “noises”, the interruptions would be brief, also very highly focused, taken care of and the super focus would be realigned with the ultimate goal. How powerful is that?
This means all we need to do is to 1. Identify our goal by eliminating all clutter and super-imposed beliefs and patterns, and 2. Super focus on the goal ahead – meaning putting those blinders on to allow ourselves to use the full force of our focus to achieve our dreams more quickly, deliberately, passionately, and happily. All that while still valuing all others around us and given them the time they deserve as well. How magnificent is that? Are you ready to Super Focus and live your dream?
About Natalie Forest:
Dr. Natalie Forest is the CEO and Founder of Natalie Forest International. She is an International Executive Consultant, Transformational Mentor, Best Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, & Mentor. Natalie, America’s Leading Expert in Personal Performance, is Founder of Success Revolutions and Revolutionize Your Potential, a series of educational trainings for individuals and corporations across the globe.
Her passion is to guide people and businesses towards a life of authenticity and vitality, so that everyone can lead their lives their way, without regrets or apologies and instead filled with happiness, success, and love, which she does through her groundbreaking process “The Hidden Powers of Patterns.”
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