Youth alone won’t provide the energy you need to cut it as a successful entrepreneur.
But starting out young certainly builds the resilience you need to excel in a career that’s based on unpredictability and plenty of ups and downs.
But with nobody telling them what to do, how do young female entrepreneurs retain the energy and focus they need to be productive every day?
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Some of Australia’s best young female entrepreneurs are currently in Moscow to participate in the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit.
We put a number of questions to them on how they survive and thrive working on their own businesses and will be running these over the coming days.
But of particular interest collectively, I thought, were the responses they offered on how they maintain their energy and enthusiasm day to day.
Why? Because we all have our ‘off’ days. It’s those who can push through the periods of feeling shitty, exhausted and grumpy who often come out on top and see their businesses excel. This is also true for those climbing the corporate ladder: it’s tough and tiring especially when juggling competing priorities, but the tricks and tips we can utilise to stay energised and focused will ultimately help.
Here’s how these young entrepreneurs do it.
Surround yourself with good people
For 23-year-old coach, speaker and consultant Holly Ransom no amount of caffeine can supplement for the energy you acquire from working with good people. “It boils down to doing what you love and working with people who energise and inspire you,” she says.
If you don’t have them in your own business, then find them externally through networking groups, mentors or like-minded friends.
Young Vagabond Media co-founder Haylee Collins says having a business partner helps keep her ‘on’. As a self-described “dreamer”, she finds being accountable to her co-founder Ashleigh Grogan means she has no excuse for sitting around thinking up new ideas without following up on the work required to make them happen.
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