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A Golden Opportunity for Women Entrepreneurs

February 19, 2014

Business advice for women entrepreneurs

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A quote by Winston Churchill begins the 57th chapter in the book, “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms” saying “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” The quote was chosen by Wendy Walker who worked with Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen in collecting the stories for the book. The 57th chapter was entitled “A Golden Glow” and creatively summarizes in my own words the important choice I made to juggle life as a mother and woman entrepreneur.

I answered a query in a national news source which led to having my story published in this popular book series. All it took was an interest in writing on my part, learning how to get my work published and finding resources to get the ball rolling. The $200 writing award I received and one case of books was one of the most exciting “stories” of my two decade entrepreneurial career.

Not everyone wants to be the next J.K. Rowling or Nora Roberts and not everyone wants to share their business insight with the world, but some of us do. Some of us love the idea of having our thoughts permanently printed as a written legacy. Others want to share their technical business knowledge with others for educational purposes. A few of us want to write about imaginary places and characters to cultivate our creativity.

Most national speakers who earn speaking fees have a platform of at least one printed book. It’s a reason why some women become authors in the first place; their book becomes a gateway for more visibility and public appearance money. Although writing the book, finding a publisher or self-publishing is exciting, there are tricks to the trade. Learning the pros and cons of publishing and marketing a book is important before you get started.

Today’s post asks you to consider whether you have any desire to write. Do you want to put your technical knowledge someplace where others can learn from you and where you can earn extra money? Do you want to inspire people with the thoughts and inspiration in your head and heart? Do you feel producing a book can propel you to a national speaking platform to generate more revenue and recognition for your company? If so, join us next week at a special seminar I put together with four of our members who are businesswomen and authors to get you going, to answer your questions and to help you solidify the idea in your mind. Our sponsor helps women with e-publishing too.

The last line in my “Golden Glow” story says it all, “Another day ends and the glow of the setting sun now shines on my desk, I look out the window and feel peaceful knowing tomorrow brings another golden opportunity for me to awaken my sons to a glorious new day and to shine more rays of inspiration and hope to women entrepreneurs everywhere. I hope you investigate the golden words residing within you that might want to be shared with the world.

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