What better way to kickoff Women's History month than getting a few tips from #FlyFemaleEntrepreneur herself, Renae Bluitt? Ms. Bluitt is a PR consultant as well as the content creator and founder of Crush Media and In Her Shoes, a blog created to empower, enlighten and uplift women committed to realizing their dreams. Today, she's sharing a few tips with us on how to successfully be your own boss.
1. If you don’t truly love your business then you won’t be successful. If you read the stories of famous entrepreneurs and how they built their businesses, you will find that it all comes down to the root of loving what you are doing. Money is definitely important, but it could take a long time to come and if you don’t truly enjoy your work then you won’t be able to convince yourself to keep going. You can only do something that you don’t really love for so long before you give up. By all means, do what you love.
2. Brand yourself. No matter what you do, it is important to have a strong personal brand and for the record, your "brand" is much more than a logo. It is collectively, what people say, feel and think about you, your product, service or business, when you're not in the room. As an entrepreneur, branding yourself is your only real security.
3. Nobody is perfect or has the skills to do everything themselves. You need to be totally honest about what it is that you bring to the table and what you need to surround yourself with. If, for example, you are very creative but have no interest in keeping financial books, then you need an accountant to help you. By getting people around you who complement your skills, you will be able to achieve your goals and have a lot more fun along the way!
4. Know when to disconnect. It's easy to lock yourself in your office and work all day and night, especially when you're doing what you love, but learning to disconnect is just as important as working hard. Your brain needs rest. Disconnecting can give your brain the necessary reset it may need to help solve the problems you're facing that day. This might be the most valuable lesson you learn on the entrepreneurial journey.
To hear more from Renae, be sure to check out her blog inhershoesblog.com/ and Instagram @inhershoesblog.
See you back here next week!