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You know, I've beeen in business now since I was 24 years old.
That's a really, really long time. In fact, I'm going into my 27th year - which is awesome, no matter which way I look at it.
It's a serious achievement.
And in that time I have met many, many women on my travels. Some competed with me, some I was able to do business with and some just became friends.
In fact, I am, what you would describe as a friend of women in business.
As I should be.
Because women are awesome, and can be phenomenal in business. Real go-getters. So you will always see me support a woman in business, especially a new one.
In fact, did you know, that the most successful demographic for a business owner is a women over 40 who has raised children?
Works out they are successful because they are Solution focussed. They do not care about "winning" they care about results.
And what happens when you raise kids?
You just want them to clean their room or do their homework, or do chores, in the fastest, most efficient and best way possible.
Mum's take that attitude into business.
So it hurts my soul, when I see a woman who is letting the side down. Over charging, being unreliable, inefficient and generally painful to deal with.
And I was having a conversation about this today and said, I don't know why it annoys me so much, but you know, it upsets my soul.
We chatted a little more about things and then I went, Actually, you know what it is? I find it offensive.
Myself and the business women I know. We all work hard. We are successful in every single way that it counts. We are also trustworthy, honest, efficent and seriously good at what we do. In our own different fields.
So to have a women come along and be none of those things, is a kick in the teeth to me, and women like me.
To be a successful women in business is hard work, and for the women who are a part of this very select group, we've done our time and put in the hours - our success wasn't gifted to us.
We trained in our specialized field, then kept up with new, innovative and creative ideas - some of which did fulfill their potential and some which didn't. But either way, we were there when they first appeared.
We didn't just get lucky.
Wishing you much love and abundance and a truly courageous heart.
T and Spirit