Written by Wendy Mak
Angela Vithoulkas tells it like it is. Which is just what I love about her.
Juggling so many hats – Angela works hard and understands the challenges of starting and growing your own business.
What did I learn from Angela?
1. Find a “safe space” to just “be” as a business owner
As a business owner it’s important to have people that you can count on as your pillars of support. People that don’t judge when you say “I didn’t do so well” or “I made some mistakes”. A person (or persons) who knows that you just need to offload your thoughts and is a listening shoulder.
2. Don’t place expectations on yourself to constantly perform
As companies have share prices that go up and down, so can your days as a woman in business. You can have good days, bad days, good results and not-so-good results. And that is perfectly OK! It’s not a reflection of your abilities – it’s just a reality of ANY business that we have highs and lows.
3. Don’t allow your emotions to influence your decisions
Learn to acknowledge and respect your emotions – but don’t make any rash or snap decisions when you’re feeling emotional or reacting to someone else’s comments / judgements about our business. Stay true to your business decisions and business plan in spite of the “noise”.
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