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Reaching Your Pinnacle of Success in 2016

January 2, 2016

Business Advice for Women Entrepreneurs and Small Business in 2016

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As the ball dropped in Times Square on January 1st with Ryan Seacrest, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood and a crowd of millions cheering on the New Year, I thought of these superstars’ individual successes and the hard work needed to perch them high above a crowd of adoring fans. It’s easy to think that fame, fortune and national success happens easily because the media makes it look that way.

The truth is every single person in this world, no matter what profession they are in, must work extremely hard to arrive at the pinnacle of success within their field. If we could flash back to these star’s early days, we’d find no cameras following Carrie around, less fans cheering on the popular country male singer and millions less in their bank accounts. Basic, bare bone existence is where they started and also where the average person or a woman entrepreneur must start to make something glamorous occur in their lives.

Building a singing career or a business as a woman entrepreneur are similar because people aren’t handed money in the beginning of their ventures or adoring fans following them or the media profiling their stories. They must care deeply about their own success to do really well. Achievement only happens after years of hard work are completed.

But sometimes we get a little help from outside sources when our competitors, the marketplace or a shift in interest sets us back momentarily only forcing us to return to our roots to rebuild wiser with the knowledge and experience we have gained and with fans, media, and followers cheering us on.

Change doesn’t have to be an excruciating process; it can be an enlightening one. There are times on everyone’s entrepreneurial road when deconstructing a business to structure it again or jumping into our competitor’s mindset or re-evaluating our new goals empower us to strive bigger, better and higher than we imagined. My hope is 2016 is the year you reach the pinnacle of success in your field.

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