Womenomics explains how Business Women can write their own Rules for Success
Posted by Anna Campbell
The wealth of knowledge and experience is all around us in this technological age. But, for some reason I seem drawn to libraries and dusty old and new books. Something about thumbing through pages that someone else felt worthy enough to fill thrills me!
While visiting the Eva Perry Library in Apex, NC I happened upon, Womenomics, a book written by Claire Shipman and Katty Kay. The bright yellow cover and interesting word just drew me in. What are they talking about: womenomics?
1. write your own rules for success
2. How to stop juggling and struggling and finally start living and working the way you really want
But, how do we know what we really want? We are bombarded with tv commercials, magazine ads, motion sensor ads at store entrances, billboard ads, church sermons, movies, and so much more.
Here is a fun activity that just takes a few minutes and really helps you focus in on what truly matters to you.
Step 1: take out a pad of paper
Step 2. Start by writing one thing per sheet of paper that if you lost it, your life would no longer have meaning.
Step 3. Continuing writing one thing per sheet of paper that you need to survive.
Step 4. With this activity, you are only able to keep 10 of those pieces of paper. Pick 10 and let go of the rest. These 10 are what truly matters to you.
One of my favorite parts of the book womenomics is the simple revelation they share under the womenomics Balance Sheet.
Cost 1: “Isn’t a pay cut of any sort a big step backward?”
“Don’t think hourly rate – think value, as Jennifer discovered. Even if you have to make financial cutbacks, the value to your life of gaining a few extra hours each week is potentially huge. It can make the difference between sanity and chaos.”
Many of my friends and clients tell me that this is often one of the biggest reasons they have decided to start their own business. They want more freedom. They want more time with their family. They want the control of when, how, why, and where.
Unfortunately, many of us forget that this was our main reason, as we often change our focus and all of our “time” into trying to make more money.
Take back the control of your business and your life. The power is yours!
Author, Anna J. Campbell
My Monthly Business Journal
About Anna CampbellMarketing & PR specialist. Business author, community builder & change maker. I love networking over coffee, brainstorming & growing businesses. Website: http://mrsannacampbell.com Blog: http://ballentinespencehouse.com
Posted on March 2, 2015, in Starting Your Business and tagged author anna campbell, balance sheet, business women can be creative, claire shipman, focus on importance, katty kay, my monthly business journal, painful pay cuts, rules for business success, value of business time, womenomics, write your own rules for success. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.