7 Takeways from the Women's Empowerment Expo
One of my goals for 2018 was to attend a local business event. In May 2018, I attended the Women’s Empowerment Expo (WEX) in Washington, D.C., which was amazing. This was the 2nd Annual Wex so I was glad to know that I have not been missing out on this for years. The event took place at the DC Convention Center. There were jam-packed sessions that ran concurrently so I couldn’t attend them all, but in this post, I’m going to share with you my overall takeaways from this empowering event.
1. Be persistent and continue to believe in yourself.
It’s so important doesn’t really emphasize just how important it is but persistence is truly key. The difference between being consistent and persistent is consistency means you’re doing something every day, but persistence is when you are continuing to be consistent in the face of adversity, fear, failure, opposition, and setbacks. It’s easy to be consistent when things are going well, but when things are not going well you have to be persistent and keep pushing at it. There is no way that you can be persistent in anything that you do if you don’t believe in yourself so you it starts with what's inside of you, believe in yourself, and be persistent.
2. Execute What You Want
It is so easy to say I want this I want to make six figures, I want to have five three months, I want to have more clients, I want to take trips, I don’t have more time for myself, I want to be able to feel good about what it is that I’m doing, I do not want to feel guilty about spending time away from my family or spending time with my family when I’m either building my business or I’m not focused on my business. There are so many things that we say when it comes to our business, but whatever it is that you want, you have to be willing to execute what you want.
If you want more time for yourself, then you come up with a plan on how are you going to make more time for yourself. Think about what that looks like, write it out, and execute. Whatever it is that you want for yourself or your business, you need a strategy and take action.
3. Get Out of the Waiting Game
You who have ideas, dreams, and visions but no action. What are you waiting for? Perfection is never going to happen, not even your most ideal situation. Stop waiting for what you want to happen. Nothing is going to fall out of the sky. Success is not a happenstance. Success is not a coincidence. You have to take action on what it is that you want, so whatever it is that you have been delaying and denying yourself, now is the time to start taking action, execute what you want, and get out of the waiting game.
4. Don’t Put Your Dreams into the Hands of a Stranger
Take action on your dreams and make it work for you. Do not wait for someone to offer his or her platform to you. You own the power of yes. Give yourself full permission to move forward and create your own opportunities.
How many times have you waited for someone to give you a yes, give you the green light to move forward, or make you feel at ease with taking the next courageous step?
Don't delegate the manifestation of your dreams to someone who can't make it a reality. You have everything you need to take the next step. No one will take it for you.
5. You are One Connection Away from Changing Your Life
Spend more time making connections and do not be afraid to reach out. Fear keeps you from stepping outside of your comfort zone and reaching out to that one person that can make a difference in your business. If you are not sure how to do that, consider commenting on their blog, page, website, podcast, or send them an email of thanks or encouragement. You never know what lies on the other side.
6. Focus on the Impact and Not the Money
Here’s where it can get sticky because a business needs money and you need a strategy for your income, but it’s not just about the income. In the Purpose and Profit Mentorship program, saying that I was able to make $10,000 or I was able to sign three clients in just a matter of a few weeks is not the only story. Your purpose and your business is not a piece of clothing with a price tag on it that you just mark up or down whenever you want. Your purpose is so much deeper and bigger. You can be profitable in your purpose but it’s also about you as the business owner what God has put in your heart and the very thing that you know that you were equipped to call to do.
7. Failure is Not a Negative Experience
Some said they didn’t believe in failures, but it’s not that they didn’t experience it but it’s all in how they interpreted the failure and their perspective of failure. Here are three ways you can view failure as a positive experience.
- View failure as lessons learned.
- Failure provides good data
- Failure is a filter.