Caroline Soldo shares the top 3 reasons female entrepreneurs have all that it takes to be an entrepreneur.
“We have seen a rise in female entrepreneurs, with over 15 million female entrepreneurs now in the United States,” says Carolin Soldo, Success Coach and Marketing Mentor. “As a coach to some of the country’s top business women, I have put together what I see as the top 3 reasons female entrepreneurs have all that it takes to be an entrepreneur.”
Businesses are Built on Solid Relationships
“Women have the innate ability and drive to build relationships, which is critical when it comes to marketing, building teams, and working with their clients,” says Carolin. “Successful businesses thrive on healthy relationships and healthy relationships thrive on trust. Women naturally aim to cultivate trust and thereby organically grow their business through referrals and winning over potential clients.”
Gut Feeling Matters in Business
“Women are emotionally charged and often very in tune with their passions and purpose. They trust their intuition. While men focus on the structure and systems of a business, women have the ability to look inside themselves to find their true calling and purpose,” says Carolin. “This purpose and desire to follow their calling is what drives them to overcome challenges and struggles, which any entrepreneur faces in business. These experiences lead to greater persistence and the foundation of a ‘no matter what’ kind of attitude. Trusting their intuition also allows women to make decisions faster and take action.”
“Women’s natural ability to assume the ‘caretaker’ role and give selflessly provides them with an edge. In today’s society, attracting clients to a business has more to do with giving than promoting and asking the client for money,” says Carolin. “Business success is now about showcasing what we have to offer, and providing freely without holding back, which will, in turn, cause our clients to be so much more willing and interested to work with us.”
Identity Magazine is all about empowering women to get all A’s in the game of life — Accept. Appreciate. Achieve.TM Every contributor and expert answer the Identity 5 questions in keeping with our theme. As a team, we hope to inspire and motivate ourselves and inspire you to get all A’s.
1. What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally? What are you still working on accepting?
I have accepted that I do not need to control every aspect of my life to reach my full potential and achieve my greatest success. Accepting this truth has been a blessing for me. I am very driven over-achiever type personality and was raised with a work hard play hard attitude. I had to hit the wall in the past, on several occasions, to realize that there is first and foremost a higher power that I can surrender to and that takes care of the things I cannot control. I also understand that it is not a good use of my time to think about things that I can’t control – in business and in life.
I am still working on accepting that I don’t need to be perfect in all areas of life and business and that working towards action is more important than perfection.
2. What have you learn to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? What are you still working on to appreciate?
I have learned to appreciate the power of my message and feeling worthy knowing that I have the power to inspire so many people with my message. I am still working on appreciating some of my imperfections and letting go of personal perfectionism that doesn’t serve me.
3. What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? What makes YOU most proud? What goals and dreams do you still have?
My most rewarding achievement is having created a free and independent lifestyle for myself and my family. My family is completely independent with my husband and I being entrepreneurs and we get to decide our life’s pace and style. What makes me most proud is being able to design my live, rather than having other people control it for me. I am a creator and decide my own destiny. I have a dream of reaching even more people with my message, honing my message, and deepening it even more to share with female entrepreneurs all over the world that it is your life’s work to find your purpose and do work that inspires you – may that be motherhood, business, missionary work, or anything else. But we cannot go through life without seeking our purpose and following our passions – we only have 1 life and it must be fully lived and explored.
4. We all have imperfections, so we think. The truth–we are all perfectly imperfect. What are your not-so-perfect ways? What imperfections and quirks create who you are–your Identity?
My not so perfect ways are embodied in my tendency to want to please people more than I want to please myself. Yet at the same time, this makes me a wonderful supporter and listener to my clients. I am a perfectionist and I am a born introvert – gone extrovert in business. I am passionate, kind, and always giving.
5. “I Love My…” is an outlet for you to express and appreciate all the positive traits that make you…well… YOU! Sharing what you love about yourself will make you smile, feel empowered, and uplift your spirit and soul. (we assure you!) Identity challenges you to complete the phrase “I Love My…?”
I love my ability to know what people feel, need, and think. I am very intuitive and understanding, which makes me a great coach. I also love my ability to give others confidence in themselves, open up to me, and grow into the leaders they are supposed to be. What I love more than anything is my ability to be a great mom and having a beautifully open and gentle relationship with my 2 boys.
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