Women approach change, creativity and business quite differently than men.
I’ve mentioned a few times now how I’m intrigued by the whole Ladies Who Launch process. I’ve finally decided that I’m going to go ahead and sign up for the January incubation class and I’m so excited. So very excited in fact, taht I went out and immediately picked up their book (of the same name) at the library. What I was ringing felt so right and so insightful that I immediately ran out to the bookstore and picked up yet another copy for my girlfriend. Yes, it’s that good!
Women tend to treat creative projects and new businesses like their children; they become emotionally attached. They fall in love with their ideas and with making them happen, and are unlikely to give away equity in their own businesses or projects easily. They will sacrifice extreme growth to retain sole ownership because they define themselves through their projects and derive extreme personal fulfillment from them. They view relationships emotionally; responding to what feels right as opposed to what looks right on paper.
Talk about ringing true. I feel like I could have written that myself two years or so ago when I first started up my site. Now, not so much since I’ve been working more on separating myself from the public face of the site. I’m much more behind the scenes now.
But now, now I’m ready to move on to bigger and better and start something new. In fact, I’ve decided that this week, I’m going to focus on the business side of things. I know that with this being year-end and the holidays it’s a very busy time for people. So I don’t necessarily expect a slew of folks to come knocking on my door right now, but that doesn’t mean that I can slack off!
With the new year comes new beginnings and resolutions. It’s a time when people focus on making changes and I’m going to be ready for them. Which of course means that I need to get focused and get organized. I’m going to start with my desk, move on to the wine (yes, we have that much wine just lying about in shipping boxes) and the rest of the office until I can think clearly again. From there, it’s off to create a simple logo, get started on a website, get my paperwork in order and go!
Mind you, I’ll also be getting ready for Christmas and all the shopping, decorating, wrapping and baking that that might entail. I’d also like to add some plug-ins to my blogs (both this one and the group one on my site) and play around with things a bit. But for the most part, the remainder of this year will be spent getting my shit together. How’s that for affirmations?!?