Come out of the closet of unnecessary modestyZoran
This one is just for smart successful female entrepreneurs.
Soon the World will celebrate The Global Week of Entrepreneurship (around November 15th). Again, I am thankful and privileged to be a President of the Jury to select the best Croatian Female Entrepreneur organized by the largest female entrepreneur network in SE Europe, Women in Adria.
Such great stories, such great ladies. And there are sooo many of them.
We only face „two problems“ when we chose them.
The first and the biggest one is that we have to somehow get these women to apply. Usually we listen to excuses such – oh, I just have X million EUR revenue, who I am to apply, there must be so many women out there better than me, I don’t want to brag, I don’t want to go public, it’s better to just shut up and work, and not to be seen and recognized, anyone can do this as good as me, I am nothing special etc.
And every year in this period, I think about the same thing.
I respect that someone doesn’t want to be seen in public and wants to keep a low profile. But what if this isn’t your case? What if you are stopping yourself from thinking you are not good enough, that you don’t deserve and are not worthy of such recognition of success. What if your story and your example can change and save someone else’s business life, and it can.
We were misled. True, it might happen that someone just accidentally sees our work and recognize it by themselves, but how often is that. And even then we have to openly tell who are we and what are we doing. No one can read our thoughts, especially in this day and age when we are so bombarded and exhausted with information on daily basis.
Please get out of that closet. You are great. Just the way you are. If not for your business sake, do it for others, for someone else’s mom, someone’s wife, someone’s or better yet for your daughter’s sake.
Our life is not just about us, our story exists for other people’s sake as well.
Go ahead and apply for all and similar competitions and know you contribute so much in that way to all women around.
Our second problem is, it is hard to choose a winner because all these women are so great but we enjoy this very much.
Please be sure, by getting out of your closet of unnecessary modesty and hiding, you will change at least one life for better, and inspire one woman not to give up. That’s worth it. Give this present to yourself and give your business story as a present to the world.
It will give you a feeling no words can ever describe. Enjoy it.