Giving our daughters the best teacher -us.
How can mothers teach their daughters?
As a female business owner I find it encouraging that woman are gaining financial independence. In a recent Article from Business Insider it stated woman are gaining that independence at an unprecedented rate. Not only that but woman actually make up the majority of college graduates.
I don’t know if you ever saw the movie Mr Mom where the dad stayed home with the kids while his wife went off to work. The company that hired her needed her unique perspective. Personally I thought it was a really good movie and shows that women know what the public is looking for.
It seems that woman are becoming the primary bread winners in many households.
The tools and resources that are available to women now are many compared to years ago when I started my first business.
Times have changed and woman today are taking control and setting up their businesses. Many choosing to work from home. Don’t let that fool you though. Whether working from home or a brick and mortar building woman mean business!
There’s is another major advantage to being a woman in business. We are in a position to be positive role models to our daughters, our daughters daughters and other girls we come in contact with.
When I was growing up most of the female business owners I knew were my mothers friends. One had a boutique store the other owned a jewelry store with her husband.
There weren’t very many women entrepreneurs. We had Mary Tyler Moor and then Murphy Brown.
One of the greatest joys you can have is making a difference in peoples lives but especially if its in the lives of your own children. My daughter has often said that the work ethic she grew up with is what made her as successful as she is. To have your own daughter tell you that you are an inspiration and a thought leader is what every mother wants to hear.
How can we lead our daughters?
1) By example. Show them it can be done.
2) Encourage them to express their thoughts and ideas.
3) Ask them if they were to run a business what kind would it be?
4) Have them become involved in some way with your business.
I remember when I got older my parents let me answer the phone for the business. I was told that customer service was my priority.
Becoming involved with the business was really exciting for me. I felt like I was helping out. I’m sure your children would enjoy this vote of confidence from you.
Your children might surprise you by what they aspire to. Let them openly express themselves. If it’s not the business you thought they should be in just remember others might not have thought your business was a good idea either. Nurture their creativity. Give them time to grow and learn.
How do you think you could lead your daughters?
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Toni Nelson – Author, Professional Speaker, Coach, Award winning Videographer and Photographer