The June 13th 2017 Forbes Magazine edition features the list of Forbes America’s self-made women for this year. This list consists of a total of sixty amazing women from different backgrounds, yet, with similarities in the area of entrepreneurship and self-made business leaders.
None of the women listed inherited wealth from rich family and friends; all of the women listed were self-made, working from ground up.
Honestly reading the stories of these women gave me hope that all the hard work I put in daily will definitely be rewarded soon, very soon. I pray yours are rewarded as well my friend☺️
There are so many lessons from each individual story, however here is an overview of some of the many takeaways from the America’s richest self-made women.
How is your product/service different from your competition?
What different problem is your product going to solve?
Lets face it, no idea is entirely new on the face of the earth but it is important that your idea have a distinguishable attribute in other to attract the right people and also be different from numerous other products. Again, it doesn’t matter whether everyone is doing that same business; SET YOURSELF APART with a unique attribute.
Nothing is too small to start from.
Many times I have heard people say they can’t start a business because they have little to no capital. Forbes’ list of self-made richest women in America actually shows that people can start business with literarily any amount of money and still become super successful. These women’s start up monies ranged from $750.00-$5000.00.
All of these ladies started small.
DON’T despise humble beginnings. And as of today, some of these businesses are worth over billions of dollars.
You can soar mightily in the American business sphere even if you are not American born.
In other words, that you are not born in the United States of America should not stop you. If you are a business savvy immigrant like me, get your business papers right and shoot for the stars.
Many of the self-made women were immigrants. Like the Forever 21 Co-founder; Co-founder & President of Avenue Capital; Panda Express Co-owner, etc.
Age is but a number.
Do you agree with me? Well, you better believe it.
Our beautiful TV Judge Judy first appeared on TV at age 52. Ms. Pleasant Rowland started her doll company at age 45.
While some people are inclined to start their businesses early it is very ok to start at a later time as long as you start.
Your passion can become your purpose but you will need to work harder on it and go extra length.
Two renowned authors Danielle Steel ($330 M), Nora Roberts ($370 M) both started writing just for fun, eventually it became their major career due to dedication and determination.
Listen to your calling.
Peggy Cherng left her engineering job to help her husband open the first Panda Express; today Panda Express has almost 2000 locations. Know the time to make the right move. Today, Peggy is American’s richest self-made woman born outside of the country.
You can do what the self-made richest women in America did. You can take your passion, purpose and business to the next if you are willing to put in the required work.
Every dream can be delivered.
Every idea can be innovated.
Everything is possible if we are committed.
Do not allow FEAR of the unknown to prevent you from starting and or following through.
Be willing to PUSH, PERSIST and PRESENT.
Before you go, tell me in the comment some of the lessons you have learned from entrepreneurs you admire.
“Become the Champion of your Greatness”
DREAM. INNOVATE. GROW.
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