What better way to learn some valuable lessons in being an entrepreneur, than from the self-made moguls who’ve come before you? Here’s some amazing advice from 4 super successful ladies.
“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire.”
Our first tip comes from the legendary Oprah Winfrey. In this quote, she speaks about how you should aim high and get comfortable with the idea of failure if you want to be successful. You may know her as the most successful woman in television, however Oprah is no stranger to setbacks, failures and obstacles she’s had to overcome in order to get to where she is today.
“Don’t get seduced by the “overnight” success stories. Most of them are total B.S. My financial and business success has grown slowly, steadily and organically over time. Discover your own rhythm.”
Millionaire life coach Marie Forleo tells it like it is- and this includes busting the myth that success can be achieved overnight. She also makes a great point about not comparing your journey to anyone else’s- we’re definitely a little guilty of that whenever we scroll through Instagram, right?
“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat.”
Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, reminds us not to hesitate when we’re offered an incredible opportunity. It’s good to follow your intuition when making decisions, but try not to overthink your choice as you may end up missing it.
“It’s essential to draw up a “things to do” list on a daily basis and set priorities in executing them, making sure that any unfinished task get posted to the next day’s list.”
Nigerian businesswoman and billionaire, Folorunso Alakija, is one of Africa’s richest women. Her advice may sound simple and it’s probably something you’ve heard many times before, but if having a daily “to-do” list can help one of the most successful African businesswomen stay on track with her tasks, then it’ll surely help you out as well. No matter how big your goals are, you’ll need to tackle them one day at a time.
There you have it- four valuable pieces of advice from some of the most successful, inspirational female moguls out there. Which one is your favourite? Let us know on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!