Why (big-hearted) chicks make the best creative entrepreneurs


Forget the old-school concept of a strong and successful woman; the snooty, high-heeled, fear-inducing dragon lady likeness. In the last three weeks of spending my "10,000 hours" online, I’ve explored what to me seems the most exciting corner of the world wide web — a sub-planet of females who flourish. A better lot of this new breed of business belles are changemakers doing just that from the convenience of their own homes! They are young women who thrive mentally, financially, spiritually, and artistically. 

It’s not only Beyonce who runs this world now. There is a great big web of them out there! 

I think I understand why this is taking place. The world has never needed this much creators. Aside from it being validated by thought leaders like Dan Pink, Seth Godin, Marie Forleo, Steven Pressfield, Malcolm Gladwell, and The Dalai Lama, you can tell it's inevitable. Connection, creativity, and authenticity are the new currencies of business. 

But why do I affirm that women partake in this greatly? Because:

1. WOMEN ARE BORN CREATORS.
Nobody can say otherwise. It’s our birthright. Case in point, we create/cultivate lives. It's an extraordinary innate gift we have. So the next time someone tries to water down your ideas and tell you “ang dami mong arte” ("you’re being too frilly/artsy") just suck it up. Creativity is in your vein! 


2. WOMEN HAVE A LOT OF FEELS.
Being emotional is not always a bad thing. Art is often rooted from a feeling. Feelings connect us. And some of a woman’s greatest values spring from having a very tender spot. This possibly answers why most women are patient, caring, loyal, intuitive, and expressive - qualities that are, according to John Gerzema’s statistical modeling, the most highly correlated characteristic for ‘the ideal modern leader.’ WUT.


3. WOMEN LIKE TO TALK.
A study shows we talk three times as much as men. We allot so much of our brainpower to chit-chat. However, if not supervised, we gossip-happy about each other a lot. I suggest we start busting that bad habit and use our verbal strength to build connections, talk about ideas and how we can back each other’s businesses up instead.


4. WOMEN HAVE STRONG INSTINCTS.
We have killer gut-feels. Every and I mean EVERY woman has an amazing story to share about this. Even Stanley Baldwin admits "I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason". That’s pretty crazy but hey. Your instincts refine your decision-making prowess. I smell awesome CEO.


5. WOMEN HAVE THE TIME.
Really. We do. We only fail to recognize it sometimes because we fill it up with excess. Too much shopping. Too much waiting for love to happen. Too much vanity. Too much impressing others. Reduce the too much and you’ll get the time you need to create and make bigger things happen.


Mind you, this is not to contest the opposite sex. This is simply a contemplation on our nature as women and using that as an advantage to become the creative entrepreneurs that the world needs. Because, yes, it is real. It can be done.

Thank you for reading all the way through! As promised, here are some links to my current favorite womentrepreneurs. Most of them are in the micro business spectrum. Remember, this is a RIDICULOUSLY SMALL slice of an online tribe of inspiring chicks. There is a galaxy of them!! Get clicking. You may land upon new stars.

Fresh by Sian by Sian Richardson
Heartmade by Mayi Carles
In Spaces Between by Rachel MacDonald
Goddess Huntress by Monique Reavis
Dean Streat Society by Hilary Rushford
Darling Studio by Christine Castro Hughes
In A Wonderworld Inah Kuehfuss

20 comments:

  1. What a BRILLIANT post! My favorites are numbers 1 and 3 - amazing! And I am beyond honored to be included on this amazing list of womentrepreneurs. Thank you for the shout out, and it's awesome to be introduced to YOUR blog! Rock on, girl!

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    1. Wow, thank you, Alex for taking the time to read this post! I'm a big, big fan of yours. Apprently. Keep inspiring. <3

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  2. this was fabulous. Inspired. THANK YOU.

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    1. Wow. THANK YOU. So glad you were, Kristina. :)

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  3. I had to look up each fabulous lady and follow them! Such a beautiful post! I love that you included Alex Beadon. She is one of my absolutely favorites! Such a sweetheart and so business savvy! Definitely sharing this with all my friends!

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    1. Hi Cydney! I can't even deal with how amazing Alex is. Happy that you liked this post. Thank you so much.

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  4. What a lovely, inspiring blog post!! I'm saving this to read again and again when in need of a push in the right direction ;) My favourites are 3, 5 and 1!

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    1. Wow. Thank you, Cherry May! It's my pleasure that you find this post inspiring. I wish you all the best as as you pursue you passion. <3

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  5. So motivational and inspiring. (I love your little graphics!) I feel so much better about myself when I'm in that creative mode. Creating makes the world just seem happier and more fun. I plan to check out your fave women to see what they're up to. Maybe I will find some new inspiration.

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    1. Thank you loads. "Creating makes the world just seem happier and more fun". I can't agree with you enough. Hope you have/had fun exploring those links, Krystal. :)

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    1. Thank you, Angelica! I can't seem to pass up the gifs when I was making this post. :)

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  7. This captures the current movement so perfectly. And I love the people you've drawn inspiration from. Ina Kuehfuss is such a talent. And as for Gaga... brilliant. "This is who the fuck I am". Yes!

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    1. Hi Kris, thank you so much for stopping by. I agree, I'm blown away with Ina's works.

      The moment I saw that Gaga gif, I just had to include it. So rad.

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  8. Wow, what a motivational post! I just love how you brought the pure positive energy of this movement across and used the aspects of our main traits that sometimes get a bad rap to our benefit. I totally feel like doing some great work now :-) Thanks so much also for mentioning me amongst these other amazing ladies, I truly feel honoured!
    PS: Great gifs btw!

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    1. Hi Ina,

      Wow. Thank you so much. I agree, these qualities may come off as negative traits but what we sometimes fail to realize is that these can be the very things that make an ideal entrepreneur.

      You're welcome, Ina. I make it my job too to promote blogs and websites that I truly admire. :)

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  9. True true true. I love being a woman. We rock!

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  10. Thank you so much for the shout-out, lady! I'm so honored!!

    with grace & gumption, Hilary

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  11. This inspired me so much! Just for the record, I've fallen in love with this brand you've created here. Such a breath of fresh air. Continue to thrive in your creativity, because it allows you to live a beautiful life while inspiring others. It's a win-win!

    - ♥ Chymere Anais
    www.shessoeclectic.blogspot.com

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  12. Women entrepreneurs are my idols! I have always felt that creative pull towards being a mogul. Thank you for this inspiration (^which I found through the lovely Chymere above me^); especially now as I really get ready to kick up my efforts.

    xo, Krist | peachesbeachesandurbanistas.com

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