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How these Amazing Women Entrepreneurs plan to Overcome Challenges in 2018 - Part II

Women entrepreneurs all over the world must share their success stories and spread awareness on what worked for them.

This article is part II of "2018 Challenges for Women Entrepreneurs and How to Overcome them"

In 2017, I observed an amazing group of women online and called upon few to share their valuable thoughts.

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Deb Helfrich
, Soulpreneur Strategist and Director of Strategic Partnerships at Mastering Mindfulness® proprietary E-Learning platform:
Marketing is the biggest challenge ahead for www.insightsoccur.com

She says it is extremely difficult for people who want to cultivate small, collaborative networks to do so and to create an authentic signal within the noise of business as usual. She shares that women are inherent about connections and taking care of communities and true human well being. She advises us to acknowledge the challenges in our society realistically and work towards actively engaging in robust ways with people who are outside our social bubbles. 

Sarah Elkins, Creator and Host of No Longer Virtual, a two-day conference with the theme “connecting beyond the keyboard”. Sarah says, "Your Stories Don’t Define You, How You Tell Them Will". 

She found that the best way to overcome challenges include…
– Finding and implementing – and consistently using – tools to keep business better organized.
– Building a client base while keeping current clients satisfied and returning.
– Pacing yourself so you don’t  get overwhelmed and anxious.

Mary Schaefer, SHRM-CP, PHR, an Advocate for More Humanity at Work.

She advises us to create more successful and sustainable organizations through what makes us human. To express ourselves “fully, compassionately, and without apology.”

To write down our thoughts regularly, including aspirations and vision for ourselves and the business.This helps us prioritize and focus. 

Aurorasa Sima, an experienced Emotional Intelligence trainer and coach. 
Her upcoming comprehensive self-coaching course explores and invents/re-invents strategies for addressing the challenges in 2018 including…
– Finding more and greater ways to help people transform who have a history of not achieving much with training
– Not settling for mediocre when she is in a time crunch. Not to compromise too much and to keep a deadline.

Lynda Spiegel, Founder of Rising Stars Resumes.
Her evergreen challenge is to keep up with her field so that the guidance she gives her clients remains on point. Knowledge sharing and learning are what drives her to succeed. Constantly learning and exploring our experiences is the best way there is.

Zeta Yarwood, Executive Coach, an award-winning career coach in the UAE.
Time management and focus will be her biggest challenge in 2018. She plans to use strategic planning to help with focus.

Goldie Chan, Head of Content and Creative says her greatest challenge is learning to scale. As her business has exponentially grown, she intends to find more young, creative support for it. 

Heather R. Younger J.D, Best-Selling Author: The 7 Intuitive Laws of Employee Loyalty at Customer Fanatix.

She plans to overcome her biggest challenges in 2018 with these strategies…
– Remain confident and don’t self-sabotage herself.
– Remain focused in 2018 based on her long-term plan.– Make sure she continues to give the right amount of time to her children while focusing on growing your business. 

Deborah Levine, Award-winning Author and Editor-in-Chief of the American Diversity Report. Her biggest challenge for 2018 is to Think Big. Cultural diversity has a new visibility, meaning, and urgency that requires re-inventing herself and adjusting to a packed schedule. She is re-fashioning her presentations and upgrading her technology to communicate, teach, and mentor. She says, "Most women entrepreneurs will also need to use videos, podcasts, blogs, and social networking platforms in new ways. Internet technology quickly goes obsolete and to keep your business relevant, you must regularly update the technology use. You can see what that looks like at www.americandiversityreport.com "

Deb Lange, Mentor, & Facilitator, Designer of Unique Learning Experiences shares what's ahead for her in 2018 with a big move to Geelong.

Her challenge will be creating new relationships, introducing herself to people, finding what they need and if it can help. This 2018 she is looking to help people with wellbeing programs. To create experiences for people to be more present to themselves and others. Feel connection, joy, fulfillment, and ease. 


Sheryl Sandburg, COO Facebook is a live example of gathering support and helping women collaborate all over the world through Leanin.org. 

We can all form our own support groups to help each other shine. 

Here’s what leading women entrepreneurs all over the world say to you as you embark on your journey as an entrepreneur.

"Remember, you’re unique, powerful, capable and worthy of charting your own empowered and joyful course. But

first, you have to stop the self-recrimination, and start learning the lessons your life is trying to teach you." - Kathy Caprino 

Take time to energize yourself- Meaghan Rose, founder, Rocksbox

"Have a clear vision of where you're headed, but be prepared that it might unfold in an unexpected way. If this happens, find the opportunities, and adapt to your new reality." – Mary Fisher, CEO, Colorescience

Surround yourself with those who believe in your product as much as you do - Melissa and Boreanaz, founders, Chrome Girl Nail Polish

"Don't be afraid to ask for help - Rebecca Boenigk CEO, Neutral Posture Inc.

"Get really good at time management - Wany Lui, Co-founder, Bundle Organics


Article originally published on  http://americandiversityreport.com


About me

I am a brand ambassador for beBee Inc, an ardent reader, a Purpose-Driven Career Strategist and HR. 

My passion is to help create a purpose-driven world around me. I encourage women worldwide to recognize and embrace their true potential as entrepreneurs and believe in themselves.


Disclaimer:
The content put together is a source of information researched and compiled from various websites. The opinions expressed here are that of my own and does not represent anybody. The information shared must not act as an evidence or factual data but only as a means of getting a general idea of women entrepreneurship and to enhance women entrepreneurship.





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🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #29

#29
Thank you Deb\ud83d\udc1d Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee You are one of the jewels who inspires me.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #28

#29
Thank you Deb\ud83d\udc1d Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee You are one of the jewels that inspires me.

Jorge Carballo Pérez

Jorge Carballo Pérez

3 years ago #27

#27
All the best for you Fátima !!!

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #26

#26
Thank you Jorge \ud83d\udc1d Carballo P\u00e9rez hope you are doing great. Happy 2018 to you

Jorge Carballo Pérez

Jorge Carballo Pérez

3 years ago #25

cuanto tiempo sin saber de tí ......... me ha encantado tu producer, enhorabuena !!!

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #24

#22
Thank you Proma \ud83d\udc1d Nautiyal My goal achieved 😇 Inspire Be inspired

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #23

#21
Cyndi wilkins Sending you both all the love I have. I feel that giving my love away to genuine hearts such as my friend, you and Deb only fills it up with more love to give away. Its just sad sometimes we arent able to create such a bond with people right next to us these days.

Proma 🐝 Nautiyal

Proma 🐝 Nautiyal

3 years ago #22

Thank you for this inspiring read,. I really needed this. Sharing.

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

3 years ago #21

#19
You're an exceptional friend Fatima....I wish I had you when I lost my best friend the summer we graduated from High School...She was also taken in a tragic way, however as a teenager I was ill equipped to deal with such an emotional trauma...All my friends went off to college and the world continued to go on as it does...but I sank into the quick sand of clinical depression. I understand your friends anger and resentment toward the world...For a very long time I felt the same way...I absolutely could not understand how everyone could just go about their business as if nothing ever happened...I would eventually emerge from the bowels of that dark well of depression, but it was many years later...a lot of time lost in battling addiction and self-defeating behavior. Even though I was very young at the time and have healthier coping skills now, the fear of falling back into that well remains...I slipped into it a little bit when my dad passed last year...Old habits die hard...But we don't have to...Facing those fears is the hardest thing we will ever do.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #20

#18
Thank you dear CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit I dream of a world that pushes human beings to contribute in value creation, no matter their gender or race or whatever limited thinking that gets in the way of that humanity!

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #19

#17
I would love to read her book Cyndi wilkins but scared it will awaken some resting feelings. Here comes you and the idea someone has about you, this influences a major part of our life. Pulling ourself together is the best thing we can do. I remember when I was 14 my best friend lost both her mum and brother in the very same accident. And she was shunning everyone away for the injustice (hatred enveloped her heart) that was done to her in her opinion but I kept going there every day for hours together just sitting with her sometimes not talking just holding her hand, engaging her to study as we had our board exams that year. It was a tragic experience and I who feared funerals (I prayed I would never have to have one in my house but I did a few years ago) I made sure I went for that one to let her know I had her back and she could rely on me always!

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

3 years ago #18

The good news is that we are in touch with the future, the sad part is that we live in a world which is very slow in catching up. Great profiles of women and I celebrate the greater picture of seeing human beings contribute in value creation, no matter their gender or race or whatever limited thinking that gets in the way of that humanity.

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

3 years ago #17

...I read that article in Time Magazine, "Life After Death," where Sheryl speaks of how mystified she was at the reactions of many of her friends...saying their discomfort was 'palpable.' However, many of those people had never experienced profound loss before, so they had no point of reference other than perhaps the fear of thinking..."OMG, if something like this can take such a powerful woman and bring her to her knees, what the hell would become of me if I had the same experience?!?!" It's extraordinarily frightening...And I have to say that as difficult as it must have been for her to feel somewhat emotional abandoned by her friends, she did the only thing she could do for herself and her children and pulled herself together and went back to work with a new perspective, implementing new policies with FB for bereavement and family illness leave....hoping other companies follow the "leader' that she truly is....Peace to you Sheryl;-)

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

3 years ago #16

#14
That is exactly what I meant by pain and suffering binds us as 'one people.' Our humanity shows when we are vulnerable...no one is an island;-)

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #15

#12
And Pascal I hate fb for many reasons too but most of our crowds there and we can't leave them at the mercy of you know who🤣

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #14

#11
I don't know the bad side of her leadership Cyndi wilkinss but I was with her at that moment when she said everybody would avoid the topic of grief at work which made the wound even deeper. You know my healing started after that first post about my dad on beBee. When I shared my grief and when people interacted with me the healing process began. It's tricky with leadership roles. I would take the good and leave the bad.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #13

#12
A wonderful guy like you can never have an enemy pal Pascal Derrien You simply have a way with words and I have seen your actions & contribution to the society. You are a leader in many ways. When you inspire change and betterment. For me if one person can inspire another to lead a better life. I would say hats off to them. That is the simplest measure of leadership to me. Forgive me if I'm wrong but that's how Im beginning to look at one step at a time.😇

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #12

#11
Indeed Cyndi I actually should have been clearer I was referring to her as a professional ''leader'' for me she is in the same boat that some so called leaders I have seen in other corporations now I fully concur on her personal trajectory I would not wish it to my worst enemy but hang on I don't haver any :-)

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

3 years ago #11

#2
A lot of folks have had similar opinions of Sheryl...referring to her as an 'insufferable elitist'...However, bearing witness to the immeasurable pain she suffered with the tragic loss of her husband, many of whom referred to him as the one of the world's nicest guys, she became very human...just like the rest of us....It is the human condition...Pain and suffering binds us as 'one people.'

Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez

Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez

3 years ago #10

😉👏👏👏

Lisa Vanderburg

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #9

#8
What we NEED, my dear are wimmin like YOU. You are our hope....

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #8

#1
Thank you Lisa Vanderburg These women are unique and so are you :)

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #7

#3
Pascal Derrien the purpose of empowering women is something I admire in her :) FB is alot of things if we use it the right away but it is tricky to break their algorithm like Linkedin! I especially liked one of her talks with Ellen where she shares the grief of losing her husband and how we should actually talk about grief as if it were a normal thing.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #6

#3
Pascal Derrien the purpose of empowering women is something I admire in her :) FB is alot of things if we use it the right away but it is tricky to break their algorithm like Linkedin!

Lisa Vanderburg

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #5

#4
Me too. I use it mainly for Parkinson's stuff (10 Million Tulips - 5.25K and a nice, QUIET garden :)

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #4

#3
I find it pretty useful I like it for what I do with it 😀

Lisa Vanderburg

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #3

#2
I hate FB. A necessary evil....?

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #2

a lot of my favourite leaders there now I am no a big fan of the FB lady but hey that's my problem :-)

Lisa Vanderburg

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #1

Stellar examples for all women ; way to go!

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