Brave Women in a World of Male Bravado

Where do little girls learn to how to be brave? Certainly not by bearing witness to the ego-driven bravado of little boys.  And yet, one of the greatest qualities of a female entrepreneur is her ability to demonstrate bravery every time she stands toe to toe with her fear.

Starting and running a business can be a daunting task, wrought with challenges that can leave any woman trembling in her heels.  But smart women never let fear see them sweat, because deep down they know that much of their fear is created within.

Call it female intuition or simply an honest look at self, but women know if it is self-created, it can be self-controlled.  I am not trying to suggest that men aren’t brave.  But women are just more honest with themselves and others when it comes to being scared, whereas men tend to bluster and deny in order to save face when ruffled.

Women aren’t afraid to admit they’re afraid. Rather than wasting time trying to cover it up or pretend it’s not real they take action to understand it and diffuse it’s impact.  It’s not a matter of working around it, women do what it takes to work through their challenges.  And often they reach out to those they trust when they need help.

Modeling “the toughest kid on the block” persona In business will only hold you back.  The shortest path to freedom and growth is the straight one, which often means working through your toughest moments with grace.  So ladies, the next time fear raises it’s ugly head in yours, what will you do to conquer it head-on?

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