I shared on a recent Periscope broadcast my inspiration for becoming an entrepreneur: my grandmother owned and operated a home-based daycare that I worked at during holidays and summer vacations. She was my first introduction to a full-time female entrepreneur outside of an MLM company.
Years later while running my own business from the comfort of my home, I would rely on the lessons she taught me when it came to communicating with difficult customers, providing top of the line customer service and being available to your employees (or in my case contractors). I won’t say everything she taught me were best practices, but I will say that her influence helped shaped my perspective, leadership style and pride in owning my own business.
Over the years I have honed in on exactly where I fit in within the entrepreneurial space. I started off doing anything and everything that would bring in income – especially once I made the transition to working for myself full-time. There was this nagging fear that I wouldn’t be good enough to succeed.
One day I realized I needed to release those fears and step into my greatness. I had to do all of the things that I had been encouraging and instructing women to do for years on my platform, Divas With A Purpose.