Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What Is Your Why?

Last week, I spent two amazing days at the American Express OPEN Women's Business Summit in Houston, Texas.  600 women attendees left recharged and armed with new knowledge to help them grow their businesses.  If you follow me on twitter, I will share some of those gems. 

The most important tool in your arsenal is your WHY.  Why do you want your business to succeed?

"According to Count Me In's 2008 research with American Express OPEN, 46 percent of women business owners want to grow their business to help themselves and their families; 48 percent want to gorw their businesses to help their community and the world" - from Nell Merlino's book Stepping Out of Line: Lessons for Women Who Want It Their Way . . . In Life, In Love, and At Work

I want my business to be successful because I have a troop of 24 Girl Scouts in grades Kindergarten through 5th from a variety of walks of life.  I have noticed that some of the older girls already have low self-esteem.  They need to see me acheive my dreams so that they know they can have, do or be anything they want! 

These girls have inspired me to go out on some serious limbs to acheive my dreams.  Last week I actually strutted my stuff as a Gayla Bentley fashion show model!  Being IN a fashion show has been on my "bucket list" since High School!

What's YOUR reason??  I invite you to post your why in the comments.  Declaring your why increases your chances of success.  Go ahead!  Tell the world why you want your business to succeed!

1 comment:

Peggy - the magic pillowcase maker said...

Why is a big question - if you look at long enough. I can answer it off the tip of my tongue or spend an hour trying to come up with the REAL "why". I think the off the tongue answer is your honest one.

I want Comfy Cozy to succeed so that I can continue being "home" for my kids and not in an office 40 minutes away. I want Comfy Cozy to succeed so that my kids will see that "success" isn't always defined by how much money you make or how big your house is, but by doing something that allows you to use the talents you have to bring happiness to others.

OK, so, I'd like to succeed so I can buy more plants and more mulch to increase the size of my gardens:)