Don’t Go It Alone in Business!

3 Ways to Get Support & Master Your Career

By, Esther Spina

Business Coach and Mentor  for Ambitious Businesswomen & Female Entrepreneurs


Inspired by Chapter 15 of my Amazon Best-Selling Book, 

The Ambitious Woman,

What It Takes and Why You Want to Be One,

As an ambitious career woman, I know that the road to success can often feel isolating. 

Luckily, we live in a time where connecting to others for support and guidance is easier than ever. Getting to the top of any industry is a lonely journey when you try to do it on your own. But, 

There is no need to face all your business challenges alone.

In this article, you’ll learn how to surround yourself with compassionate reassurance and the wisdom you need to grow in your career.

There are 3 different ways to get support that studies show ensure success. I have used each of these at some point in my journey to propel my career.

These are the secrets Fortune 500 companies and billionaires use to get ahead of the competition.

1.Find a Business Mentor

A mentor does not have to be someone you have a personal relationship with, though it can be. If you’re from a small town or branching out on a new journey, the right mentor is out there for you. 

Mentors can be inspiring authors, political or religious figures, or women you admire. They can also be local business owners who happen to have more experience than you. 

Oprah says, “A mentor is someone that allows you to see the hope inside yourself.”

So whether you’re in contact with someone personally or not, just the power of their example helps you to stay focused. You’ll also learn from the decisions they made at important turning points in their careers.

Where do you find a mentor?

If you don’t have anyone in your circle, there are many places you can go online and in-person to connect with people. There are organizations like SCORE that connect you to volunteer mentors for free. If you prefer meeting people face to face, Meet-Up groups are a great way to find potential mentors outside of your own circle.

How effective is mentoring?

71% of Fortune 500 companies have mentoring programs, yet only 37% of professionals have a mentor. (Source).

Finding mentors whose mistakes and triumphs you can learn from gives you a leg up. It also saves you valuable time.

Only 25% of small business owners make use of mentors. (Source) This causes you to feel alone, overwhelmed, and confused. And with all the resources available to you today, there’s no reason to tread solo. 

Mentorship is proven to pay off. 70% of small businesses that have mentors survive for 5 years or more, which is double the rate of success without one.

Professional mentors are INVALUABLE to your success as a female entrepreneur, career woman, or small business owner.

2.Look for an Accountability Partner

Who do you usually turn to for business advice?

Your partner, a friend, your mom? If so, it may be time to look for someone else. It’s nice to get reassurance when times are tough. But, they may lack the expertise and objectivity to provide solid feedback on your career.

You need someone that holds you accountable to your goals and has experience in your industry.

All successful business women have an accountability partner for support and advice.

|Did you know that 92% of people who set New Year’s goals don’t achieve them on their own? (Source)

Studies show if you share your goals with an authority figure, you are more likely to achieve them.

Need help finding an accountability partner?

Try adding yourself to Facebook groups for female entrepreneurs and businesswomen in your field. You’ll expand your circle to include people with more experience that help you accelerate your growth.

This is why I created my Ambitious Women’s Conference. It brings like-minded businesswomen together to provide support and perspective to each other. Sign-up for my mailing list at the bottom of this blog to be the first to hear of the next one!

3.Hire a Business Coach

As a women’s business coach and mentor I’ve worked with many women who feel lost or alone on their journey. A bit of guidance or reassurance is usually all they need to take the next step towards success in business.

But there was a time when I thought business coaches were only for the elite, or those already at the top of their game.

I learned a good business coach should be the FIRST step we all take as ambitious women. There’s nothing like the power of learning from experience. It catapults you from where you are to where you want to be in no time.

A good business coach transfers their wisdom to you with positive encouragement. They look at your goals from a more advanced perspective. Then they give you a concrete, step-by-step plan for how to get there.

And it pays off! The ROI (or return on investment) for working with a business coach in 2022 is a whopping 221%! (Source)

That means that for every dollar you spend on coaching, it increases your revenue by $221!

This shows that investing in a business coach (and in yourself!) is the best way to gain a financial advantage and learn how to leverage yourself for success.

I’ve seen first hand how these support systems have skyrocketed my business growth. I only wish I’d hired a coach years before I did! The guidance of my mentors like Amy Applebaum, prevented many mistakes that saved me time and money over the years.

As a business coach for women, I pass along the knowledge I’ve gained to save you time and money. There’s nothing I love more than working with women in direct sales or entrepreneurs to help their business grow!

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How To Empower Yourself to Succeed as a Woman in Business

Inspiring stories of successful female entrepreneurs and women business leaders who dominate their industries in 2021.

Empower in 2021

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By, Esther Spina

Business Mindset Coach for Ambitious Women & Female Entrepreneurs

Inspired by Chapter 5 of my Amazon Best-Selling Book, 

The Ambitious Woman: What It Takes and Why You Want to Be One,

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What do Bumble, YouTube, and In N Out all have in common?

You may be surprised to learn, they are all run by female CEOs! And we’re talking about successful businesswomen who are managing multi-billion dollar companies that were once thought to be male-dominated industries. More on the women at the top of these mega-successful ventures below, but the point is . . .

Female founders and CEOs are on the rise.

In 2019, 42% of businesses were owned by women, which is a 37% increase since the ‘70s. But, in Network Marketing, 77% of distributors in the United States are women. Globally that number is 76%. This is a great sign that women are empowering themselves to level up in all industries, smashing the glass ceiling, and taking on business leadership roles that were once thought to be impossible for women. 

Finding ways to stay empowered as female entrepreneurs and businesswomen, prevents you from getting discouraged and giving up before you’ve even had a chance to experience success.

In this blog, I’ll discuss some of the ways you can empower yourself as a woman in business and/or direct sales companies to take charge of your life and make your vision a reality.

Get inspired

Get Inspired By Successful Women Business Leaders At the Top of Their Game

Looking to those that have paved the way before you for inspiration makes it feel less daunting to go for those passion projects you dream of. When you see other women in business achieving similar dreams to yours, it suddenly feels more possible.

Fortune 500 reports that more women are running their top businesses in 2021 than ever before. Now that’s encouraging! And even better, women are breaking records in major executive roles. This article mentions that a woman business leader took over as CEO of CVS, which is 4th on the Fortune 500 list, and that the ”$268 billion retail pharmacy turned health care giant is now the largest company ever to be run by a female chief executive.”

Now 41 of the Fortune 500 companies are run by women, which is a huge increase from the year 2000 when there were only 2. 

Here are some inspiring businesswoman success stories to show you anything is possible when you set your mind to it and work towards it relentlessly:

There’s Whitney Wolfe Herd, who you may have never heard of, but I bet you’ve heard of her popular dating app, Bumble, which has had over 22 million users. As the founder and CEO of Bumble, she generated $162M in revenue by the age of 30! And, according to the above article, she also started the successful matchmaking app as a way to empower women, since it gives women the power to choose which men they want to match with first.

Another woman I look up to is Debbie Bolton, founder and CEO of Norwex, whose mission is to replace toxic household products with green cleaning solutions. Since 1999, Debbie Bolton has led global sales for this direct sales company which has an annual revenue of over $45 million! She is also known to be a kind and compassionate woman who empowers others, such as when she recently bought a plane ticket for a struggling father who couldn’t afford to pay for his daughter’s seat on a flight. Debbie is a great role model both as a business woman and as a caring person.

Women are empowering themselves in business and direct sales companies like never before and you can be a part of that wave if you’re willing to dedicate the same amount of time and persistence. 


Being an Empowered Woman

Being an Empowered Woman Means You’re a Creator, Not a Follower

Think about Amelia Earhart, who was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic alone. She didn’t let anyone hold her back from her dreams, even though she had many challenges along the way. Amelia Earhart overcame many failed business ventures and financial struggles to receive the American Distinguished Flying Cross and empower other female pilots. In an era where the aviation industry was dominated by men, she had to forge her own trail, and in doing so, paved the way for many other women to follow in her footsteps.

It takes a pioneering spirit like hers to set out on your own, with no assurance of success. Likewise, what sets the top-earning female entrepreneurs and CEOS apart from the pack is their ability to empower themselves and keep going no matter what. 

Early on in my career in sales, my mentor taught me, “Successful people do what unsuccessful people don’t.” I learned this translates to a “whatever it takes” philosophy.

I started out making 20 cold calls a day, plus stuffing and dropping off 250 mailers a week. But, those first, tedious steps set me on my path to becoming a top earner in my direct marketing company later on.

It’s important to have a vision, but it’s also important to get in there and get your hands dirty. Being successful as a woman business owner, female entrepreneur, or career woman, takes grit and good old-fashioned hard work at the end of the day.


Gain Wisdom By Reading Inspiring Business Books by Successful Leaders

One of my all-time favorite, inspiring business books is, Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn, by John Maxwell, which I highly recommend. He reminds us that there is no failure, only opportunities for growth and lessons that help us refine our goals. 

Another favorite of mine is, The Purpose Driven Life, What On Earth Am I Here For?, by Rick Warren. Read a chapter a day to empower your life and get clear on your purpose. 

I created my book, The Ambitious Woman, What It Takes and Why You Want to Be One, to help you move past all the fears that arise as a female entrepreneur or businesswoman. Completing this book was a dream of mine, one that I never expected to achieve, but it’s proof anything’s possible!

The Ambitious Woman

The Ambitious Woman,

Get inspiration and motivation from the successful female entrepreneurs and founders who paved the way for aspiring business women everywhere.

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This is perfect for those who enjoy listening to self-improvement books in the car. 

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