“There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it, for whatever success I have attained has been the result of much hard work and many sleepless nights. I got my start by giving myself a start. So don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. You have to get up and make them for yourselves!”
~Madam C. J. Walker
Many times people resort to making excuses concerning why they can’t “get ahead” or “catch a break.”
They blame others for holding them back or standing in their way, and give up at the slightest hint of opposition. Still others refuse even to start.
Madam C.J. Walker, an African American entrepreneur and first self-made woman millionaire, lived in a time when opportunities were slim indeed.
Being Black and a woman, she had any number of “strikes” against her, yet she absolutely refused to allow herself to become boxed in by her ethnicity, circumstances or gender.
Craving an opportunity? Need a start? Then take a page from Madame Walker’s book and give yourself a start.
Don’t wait for an opportunity to happen – you make it happen!
Here’s A Valuable Resource
If you’re a woman entrepreneur and you’re looking for a supportive community of accomplished, like-minded women, look no further than a special Facebook group formed by Michelle Y. Talbert of the Her Power Hustle website and podcast.
Aptly named “Sister Power Hustlers,” of the Facebook group Michelle says, “This community was birthed out of my deep desire to help women entrepreneurs get the information we need to create and sustain our businesses. Through shared resources and networking we can go much further in business than we ever could alone.”
I’m in Sister Power Hustlers and I LOVE IT. Come join us on the path to success!
Join in the Fray: What opportunities will you create for yourself this week?
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