International Women’s Day
It’s International Women’s Day today, so here at Hummingbird we want to celebrate with all of you. You unique and incredibly creative females, you talented, strong, passionate and amazing women who can make the working world for women an equal and better place!
Having worked in quite a few large corporate companies, run by men, I know that we female entrepreneurs offer far more than just the hard and fast knocks, the straight talking and the results of the bottom line.
There’s the struggle to find a work-life balance. The need and desire to live up to what we believe stands for success, the happy family, the gorgeous home, the super car and the fancy holidays. The continual higher standards we set ourselves. The emotional ping-pong that we play, she said, he said…what if…can I…why didn’t I…what does that mean…
We are sensitive, we do care what others think, we do suffer from a lack of confidence and negative feedback and we do take it to heart, then our fear of failure kicks in and holds us back.
So you’re wondering, is this a bad thing? No, ITS GREAT.
We are led by our hearts, we care and we’re emotional! All of these traits make us stronger, better and more determined. If we want to aim for a goal, we damn well make sure we work for it!
So with this years #BeBoldForChange campaign, aim for one goal to make a difference to YOU and other women! You have everything it takes…
We all have fears and doubts about the daily decisions we have to make. But we shouldn’t let them hold us back and stop us from trying something new. Look at it a different way, see risks as challenges. We’re soooo good at identifying our negative points, we do it all the time, but what we should really be doing is going out and shouting about our successes. I know you can hear that voice in your head that says you’re sounding pushy, or even worse arrogant, but hey there’s only one person who can promote the one thing you’re brilliant at and passionate about, and that’s you!!!
Women are humble. We’ll never be afraid to admit that we don’t know everything and we will always strive to learn more and increase our skills. So enjoy reading that book, taking up a hobby, going to a workshop and be willing to learn from others.
Behind every day, week, month and year there’s one thing that makes us happy and that’s success. So go on, do what you believe in and is right for you.
and be successful!
…oh and before I get a load of messages, I know there’s many a good man within the working world. But today is about us girls!