Embrace Your Insecurity

As it turns out, conquering any fear makes the next fear seem just a little less daunting, unless you stop pushing… So feed that appetite and live on the edge!

7 Challenges Women Entrepreneurs Face (and How to Overcome Them)

Entrepreneurship was once considered a man's domain, but the tide has shifted: More than 9 million U.S. firms are now owned by women, employing nearly 8 million people and generating $1.5 trillion in sales, according to 2015 data from the National Association of Women Business Owners. Although more women are embracing entrepreneurship, they often face challenges not typically shared by their male counterparts. To shed light on some of these disparities, female CEOs spoke with Business News Daily about the key challenges women entrepreneurs face and how to overcome them.

The female advantage

Given the mixed evidence - and the need for much more research - some caution against taking the case for female leadership too far. Companies should not expect that simply putting more women in corner offices or on boards will automatically improve performance, Ferreira believes. He and others are wary of quotas, which have significant support in parts of Europe. Norway even has a law requiring that women constitute 40 percent of board members.

Women Entrepreneurs: “Turn Your Difference into an Advantage”

At the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the class Entrepreneurship from the Perspective of Women began as a short seminar about a decade ago. Since then, it has been taken by hundreds of people, most of them women. Lecturer, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist Fern Mandelbaum began teaching the class last year, and this year helped expand it into a full-quarter course. While she hopes to change the name — “Would you call a class Entrepreneurship from the Perspective of Men?

Billions' Psychologist on People's Misconception About Success

For some of Denise Shull's clients, being in a slump might mean losing millions of dollars of other people's money. Shull is the founder of the ReThink Group, a performance coaching group that specializes in clients on Wall Street. She's also one of the inspirations for Wendy Rhoades, the in-house psychiatrist at the fictional hedge fund at the center of Showtime's hit show "Billions." Shull studied the neuropsychology of unconscious thought at the University of Chicago and spent 15 years as an equities trader.

Four Advantages To Being A Female Entrepreneur

This is an article with several assertions that don't ring true in my mind. However, it does have some useful points - you be the judge. Being a woman has its advantages and its disadvantages, but when it comes to female entrepreneurship, I think women are moving into their own. The statistics are promising as there are 8.3 million women-owned businesses in the US currently, and in the next five years, over half of all small business jobs will be created from women-owned businesses.

How to Build Confidence

Very few people succeed in business without a degree of confidence. Yet everyone, from young people in their first real jobs to seasoned leaders in the upper ranks of organizations, have moments — or days, months, or even years — when they are unsure of their ability to tackle challenges. No one is immune to these bouts of insecurity at work, but they don’t have to hold you back.

The Business of Self-Esteem

The legendary personal achievement philosopher Jim Rohn said, “Income seldom exceeds your personal development.” As businesspeople, we frequently become laser-focused on the bottom line and all it entails—marketing, sales, spreadsheets—and we ignore the most essential ingredient in our success: ourselves. If we aren’t bringing the right mindset to the table, material success is likely to be fleeting, as is well-being in our relationships, hobbies and health. If our sense of self-worth is integral to achieving—and sustaining—success, how much longer can we afford to overlook it?

16 Questions to Find out if you Got Confidence

At her workshops, best-selling author and communications strategist Sam Horn gives participants her “Got Confidence?” quiz. You can do the same at home. Simply open up a Word document or grab your journal to write down the answers. Take some time to answer these questions and reflect on your answers.

How To Build Self-Confidence

The more confident you are and the more experiences and opportunities you seek out, the more enjoyable your life will become. Fear and self-consciousness prevent many of us from attempting the things we really want to do in life. To be confident is to be truly engaged in the world, not to shy away from it. Here are some ways you can build your confidence.