We’ve worked with many women who want to grow and make their business a huge success. There are more successful female entrepreneurs than ever, with more than 11.6 million firms in the U.S. currently owned by women. But the most successful female entrepreneurs didn’t find their footing on accident.
In this post, we’ll share five habits that we’ve seen in the most successful female entrepreneurs. Needless to say, these entrepreneurs all worked with a women’s business coach to develop their approach and improve their results. But they also made these positive habits a priority:
Maintaining Clear Boundaries
It’s hard to know when to close your laptop when the work is piling up. But as an entrepreneur, it’s vital that you maintain clear boundaries between your work life and your home life. Otherwise, you’ll quickly find that the two bleed into one another with no middle ground. Be clear with your clients, colleagues and customers about what you are and aren’t willing to sacrifice. One of the most important habits of a successful female entrepreneur is knowing when to say no. Stick to your boundaries. This is essential to prevent burnout and maintain focus.
Knowing How to Delegate When You Can
When you’re starting out, it might not be so easy to delegate tasks. But if you can’t assign tasks to your team or even outsource some of the work, it’s an extremely important skill to learn now. Don’t make the mistake of trying to handle everything on your own. Work with your women’s business coach to determine which tasks you need to handle yourself and which tasks you can successfully pass along to someone else. This can help make growing your business successfully a much more manageable task.
Setting (and Getting) Measurable Goals
Successful female entrepreneurs know how to set measurable goals. Ideally, these goals have a specific timeline, with an easy way to measure success. It’s also important to be realistic. Every female entrepreneur has a big revenue target. But you don’t just hit that mark overnight. Start with smaller goals that will serve as a stepping stone for where you want to be and hit them. We can help you nail down those goals–and actually show you how to achieve them–through our Goal Getting course.
Knowing Your Limits
Female entrepreneurs who have achieved success understand how essential it is to know their own limits. At some point, you’ll begin to reach the limits of what you’re capable of within your business. Attempting to work beyond those limits will only leave you burned out and frustrated. Instead, assess your limits continually so that you can work within them while achieving business growth and success. This doesn’t mean you can’t continue to grow your skillset, but it does mean you should learn when to ask for help or when to say ‘no’ to an opportunity that doesn’t align with what you can deliver.
Successful female entrepreneurs understand the importance of confident communication. We’ve all seen the studies: Women tend to use passive language in conversation and emails, which can lead to confusion, lack of success, and being spoken over. Successful women understand how to speak clearly and write plainly so that their messages are understood. This may involve working through people-pleasing habits or getting past the worry of how you’re being perceived. Perfecting your communication skills is just one of the ways a women’s business coach can help you grow into the confident entrepreneur you deserve to be.
If you’re a female entrepreneur who’s interested in growing your business, a womens business coach like Sallie Holder can help you develop the skills you need to create growth. Contact us today to learn more and schedule a free 20-minute strategy session.