In terms of growth in business ownership, women have been soaring past men, averaging increases 1.5 times the national average, according to the 2014 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report by American Express Open.
There are nearly 9.1 million women-owned businesses providing jobs for nearly 7.9 million people and generating more than $1.4 trillion, according to the report.
Leading the skyrocketing growth are women of color, who now own one of every three female-owned businesses — up from one in six in 1997. Black women alone generate $49.5 billion a year in revenue.
Reese, who went from living on the streets as a teen in Baltimore to earning her Ph.D. from Stanford, shares these tips:
>> Know your worth in dollars and cents. If you over-give or over-work, you actually train your environment to expect you to give without compensation. Start calculating the time, money and resources you bring (or save) your clients or company.
>> Trust that you are more than enough. Start noticing that when you show up, things get better, they get done, and people soar. When you trust that you are enough, you stop backing down and you start standing for yourself.
>> Heal your heart. Whenever you are harboring resentment, regret, anger, resignation or fear, you are blocking yourself from your seven-figure future. When our hearts are congested with negative energy, we block our wealth.
>> Learn how to monetize. Until you can reliably bring in new money, you will be a slave. The best investment Reese says she ever made in herself was learning how to package, position and price her expertise.
“When you learn how to monetize, you get freedom. You don’t have to depend on a man, or a job, or the government for security. And when you learn how to close sales with confidence, your money skyrockets!”
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