I didn’t go into this business simply to inspire other women. I really didn’t.
When you have a passion or a dream to do something – and you have a partner as crazy as you are – you sit at a kitchen table and simply make it happen. Whatever is driving you, be it a lackluster 9-5 job, a need to create something all your own or a desire to make your life more, is more than enough to get you going.
Being the “s-hero” for women you don’t know is not priority #1 to being an entrepreneur.
It’s not until you start realizing your dream that you look around and notice how many people are looking at you. Other dreamers watch your moves, study your success and then venture on their own. If you’re lucky, they tell you how much your progress has encouraged them.
On March 12, I will join a panel of other distinguished businesswomen talking about how we started our businesses as part of the “Let’s Do Lunch” event for the United Way of Miami-Dade Women’s Leadership. In celebration of Women’s History Month, the lunch is a way for us to share our inspiration, our mistakes and our wisdom with other would-be businesswomen. I hope you’ll be there.
So as I said before, I didn’t go into this business to inspire other women… but I’m so glad I did and that I do.