Every Woman Needs to Read This Before Starting A Business

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You have to be brave.

Either you got it or you don’t.

Well, that’s not really true.
It should be, “Either you choose to have it or you don’t”.

When I was working as a Business Consultant, I was surrounded by men.  Other than the admins, there was only one other woman who worked as a business consultant like me, but I was the one who had kids.  I was the only mom in the whole New England market of a global corporation.  Can you believe it?!  Sure, there were other women who came and went over my tenure, but I was the only mom who pushed on.  I loved what I did, but the job made me work some crazy hours.  And because I had to work so much to appease a hierarchy of “suits”, I felt out of control.

Finally, someone saw I was doing things the hard way and offered me some refreshing advice.  During an annual review, my supervisor sat me down and told me something I still tell myself and pass on to others.  He told me, “Work smarter, not harder”.  Simple words to live by for sure.

That is what I needed to hear to flip a switch in my head and change the way I was doing things.

So?  What happened?

I changed myself.

My way of thinking, my approach to work, my approach towards my clients – I changed it.  What happened is not only did I earn my bonus that following year, but I made a huge bonus the year after that!   And I owe it all to that tidbit of advice that I turned into a personal mantra, “Work smarter, not harder.” 

It’s amazing what some good advice can do to a person.

I just finished reading a book that makes you focus on the way you talk to yourself.  You know, that voice in your head that tells you you’re not good enough and shouldn’t even try?

You can tell that voice to go away.

Do you realize the only person standing in the way of yourself is you?

Carrie Green is an entrepreneur who wrote the book, “She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur”, available on Amazon*.

Her story is amazing.

When she was 20 years old and going to school, Carrie started an online business of unlocking cell phones.  Unfortunately, Carrie didn’t feel fulfilled and realized she had to change herself if she really wanted to achieve success.  So, in 2011, Carrie did something wild and created a members-only group for women entrepreneurs.  She admits she had no idea what she was doing!  Fortunately she was stubborn enough to know she was going to do it.  Carrie pushed on.  That group, called The Female Entrepreneur Association, now has over 270,000 subscribers worldwide!  Oh, and she has two TEDx Talks on YouTube too.


In the book, Carrie also shares many inspiring stories about women who wanted to make a change in their lives and built successful businesses on their own.  The one thing they all have in common is the way they learned to talk to themselves.

Amazon’s summarizes:

“Based on her personal, tried-and-tested experience, [Carrie Green] offers valuable guidance and powerful exercises to help you:

• Get clear on your business vision

• Move past the fears and doubts that can get in the way

• Understand your audience, so you can truly connect with them

• Create your brand and build a tribe of raving fans, subscribers, and customers

• Manage your time, maintain focus, and keep going in the right direction

• Condition yourself for success . . .”


5-star reviews!  Whoo-hoo!

She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur Amazon Reviews

You can read all the 5-star reivews raving about how it changes a person’s perspective and how helpful the simple exercises are.   If you want to improve your business and have a different outlook about your future, I highly recommend you purchase She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur by Carrie Green.  It’s available on Amazon* and is a smart investment for your future.


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16 thoughts on “Every Woman Needs to Read This Before Starting A Business

  1. I love that you gave us a true story to examine. I struggle with having sooooo many resources with the internet and trying to figure out what is real and what isn’t worth the time. Your endorsement of Carrie and her book gives me the little extra bit of info that I need to make my decisions about the resources. Thank you.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Adrienne. I’m happy I introduced the book to you!


  2. I’ll have to add this to my Books to Read list! I enjoyed your review and I’m convinced to read Carrie’s book. I liked the encouragement.

    1. Hi Amy, The book is very motivating, especially the way Carrie tells us her story and includes her mistakes.

      Thanks for your comment 🙂

  3. I have read this book and it’s got a lot of great tips for both women and also men.
    I love being in groups on Facebook as they are all about supporting one another and you surround yourself with similar people.

    1. Hi Mark, I’m glad the book helped you too! It’s true what Carrie explains in her book can be applied by everyone.

      Thanks for your comment 🙂

  4. Another great book to add to my “To Read” list. I’ve been reading lots of books about leadership, management and entrepeneurship. Thanks for the review!

    1. Hi Trish – I’m constantly reading too!

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  5. I need to add this to my reading list! As women , we should be supporting each other and building one another up 🙂

    1. I agree! There is so much competition among women that it makes it very discouraging to keep pressing on to reach our goals. If women would supoort each other more, our self-esteems would go through the roof!

      Thanks for your comment, Shell 🙂

  6. I think this book is on my goodreads “to-read” list, but if it isn’t then it sure should be! Sometimes we need just the right motivational speech or comment to get us going in the right direction.

    1. Hi Bekah, I totally agree! It’s said for one negative thing we experience (such as a snarky remark or a small mishap), we need 7 positives to override it. Carrie really got me thinking with her story, and she also explains her process of starting a blog, getting people to sign up for her newsletter and starting out on social media – she really packs a lot into one book!

      Thanks for your comment 🙂

    1. You are right, Emma! I think we just need to support each other more rather than see each other as competition, and that will ultimately help all women.

      Thanks for your comment 🙂

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