In the last week I have heard some amazing business women speak . First @karen.blackett.71
as part of #GEW
and today I had the pleasure of attending #startupandbloom
the first female led conference organised by @house.of.li
There were some truly inspiring women speakers . When you are in this crazy world of trying to build a business you need to take time out to stay inspired.
At both events the main subject was basically what does it take to be successful today in business. What stands out are 3 things that I hold true
Here are my key takeaways.
1) Trust your gut
2) put your values and purpose at the centre of anything you are doing - if you dont any investors and customers will see right through it
3) Find your partners in crime - whether this is investors, business partners or a #businessbestie
to use a sounding board. The right team will make or break and you need to all be aligned!
4) dont obsess about the idea - no one will do something as you do it and if you put your values and purpose at the core - people will buy in
5) know your strengths and your weaknesses and hire those that bring this strength - but also done underestimate values and what they bring. Someone can be the sharpest brightest person in their field but if you dont like their ethics or values - or they dont believe in yours it is doomed to failure.
Let me know your thoughts on this.