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Advice for Women Entrepreneurs – “Find A Way” Inspired by Diane Nyad

September 4, 2013

Business advice for women entrepreneurs


Inspiration in business can be found through many sources. This week’s source for entrepreneurial inspiration comes from 64 year old Diane Nyad’s accomplishment of being the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage or swim fins. It wasn’t the fact she is the first person to accomplish this feat, but that she attempted the swim first in 1978! It took 35 years to complete her lifelong dream. This tenacious spirit simply wouldn’t give up.

As Diane spoke with swollen lips from salt water, jellyfish stings and exhaustion, she said, “”It doesn’t matter what you come up against because none of it’s going to be pleasant so you have to find a way to work through it.” Saying the mantra “Find a way” not only worked for Diane Nyad, it can work for women entrepreneurs too.

As Diane said, we all suffer difficulties in our lives. I know women entrepreneurs can suffer difficulties in their business lives as well. The road isn’t always smooth or straight, it winds, curves, heaves and splinters in many directions. Finding the way during a difficult business period can yank the spirit out of one’s soul. But taking Diane’s words and saying, “I can find a way” will help ease any temporary plight.

The Women TIES Retreat is called “Inspiring Success” for a reason. Sure I want women business owners to learn technical information to strengthen their business knowledge but more importantly I want women to be inspired by the presenters who share their lessons, strategies and beliefs with others so they return to their businesses inspired to do more – whatever that “more” is to them.

Today’s blog post is to encourage you to find a way today to do something you’ve stalled accomplishing. Maybe it’s starting a book, asking for major corporate sponsorships, starting a new innovative product, asking for major media support or taking on a new expansion within your business. Let Diane’s 35 year feat inspire you to start or restart your own feat today.

I pray your new business move won’t take 35 years to accomplish. But if it feels like it just might remember Diane’s words, “Find a Way.”

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