Move beyond your obstacles: 5 tips to overcome professional challenges

 Move beyond your obstacles: 5 tips to beat professional challenges

Successful business women share their recommendations on bouncing back after stumbles, letting go of private baggage and making a noise within the crowded online landscape.

By Amy and Nancy Harrington, Co-Owners at The Passionistas Project

Susan Feniger, Chef and Co-Owner of Border Grill

No one ever said starting your own company was easy. Daily struggles have wiped out many budding entrepreneurs. From getting seed funding to finding home/work balance and everything in between, having your own business are often a stressful endeavor, not for the faint of heart. 

But people are ready to succeed and thrive a day . How do they appear past the naysayers? What inspire them to select themselves up after an enormous set back? Which method do they use to rise above the noise within the vast online landscape? We asked five successful business women to inform us their biggest professional challenges and the way they overcame them. If you're down for the count, this might just inspire you to urge up for an additional round.

1. Failure is inevitable so learn to “fall fast forward.” 

Chef Susan Feniger rose to prominence on the 1990s television program Too Hot Tamales, alongside her partner Mary Sue Milliken. She’s also appeared on Top Chef Masters, Iron Chef and countless cooking shows. She is currently co-owner of LA’s Border Grill with eight locations around l. a. and Las Vegas , and is opening a replacement restaurant in Santa Monica, California this fall. As a restaurateur, Susan’s biggest challenges are the eateries that didn’t make it.

“Luckily I even have a horrible memory, so it’s easy once we have a failure to only be okay and advance ,” she conceded. “We’ve closed restaurants and had failures needless to say but I don’t find that those set me back during a big way. Sure, at the instant they are doing but I desire I’m ready to move past that and advance . I don’t know who said it, but there’s that saying ‘fall fast forward.’ So I’m ready to roll in the hay and advance and not have it scare me and not have it stop me from doing new stuff.” 

2. you've got the facility to vary the items that aren’t working.

Annette Corsino-Blair is that the owner of The Knitting Tree L.A. in Inglewood, California. Annette is understood not just for the good selection of yarns in her store except for fostering a growing community of knitting enthusiasts. She admitted that as an artist, the business side of things are often daunting but Annette uses her creative mind to look at obstacles from a special angle.

“Getting over the fear of running a business has been very challenging,” Annette acknowledged. “I just have the religion that the answers will come. The thing that i noticed is that if you don’t just like the way things are, change them. These numbers aren’t working, so let’s change those numbers. There are times where I’ve run out of yarn and that i just dyed a bunch myself. It’s forced me to possess more ingenuity — necessity being the mother of invention — deciding other ways of watching things, of arising with solutions that I wouldn’t have thought of had things been easy. I don’t just sit there and wait. I’m getting to follow it, search for an answer .” 

3. abandoning of private baggage for a far better professional journey.

Daina Trout is that the co-founder of Health-Ade Kombucha, the fastest growing brand within the fermented beverage category. along side her husband and their friend, she started the corporate within the closet of their tiny l. a. apartment. Now, seven years later, they need 200 employees and are in stores nationwide. But Daina’s biggest professional challenge has been personal.

“There’s an idea that we as [Health-Ade] founders [believe] — that you simply cannot go professionally where you don’t first go personally,” Daina explained. “So for us, it’s the private journey that has been the challenge. during a lifetime most of the people can relate to transformation. You’re not an equivalent person you were once you were 20. and every decade perhaps brings on a replacement phase of yourself. once you start something from scratch or you’re building something great or you’re doing something new, you’re really challenging yourself. I’m fine with this imperfect self because it’s constantly challenged me to be better at every single aspect of myself. then the most important challenge is recognizing that there’s with great care much baggage we feature that’s unnecessary. Transformations generally are putting those bags down. I’ve need to keep dropping bags off everywhere i'm going — building that confidence in myself along the way and being a stronger CEO.”

4. It’s important to possess people in your corner.

Elise Dharma is that the founding father of the marketing agency Canupy and a travel entrepreneur. She offers online courses and one-on-one coaching to aspiring travelpreneurs who seek freedom from their nine to 5 jobs. To Elise, the toughest hurdle was knowing who to trust when putting herself on display online.

“One of the most important challenges was actually beginning as a private brand,” Elise noted. “The funny thing is you fear trolls and comments from strangers on the web , but sometimes the items that hurt the foremost come from your own network, your circle of relatives and your friends. most of the people were supportive, but sometimes there have been odd reactions from friends that might hurt me the foremost . It took a while to figure through that and understand that that reaction they’re having is more about them than me. It did affect and alter my personal life. albeit from the surface everyone’s said your business goes so great, but sometimes you would possibly feel lonely. Sometimes you would possibly desire where are the important life people in your corner? And it’s really important to possess those people in your corner to support you when there are really challenging times because there'll be.” 

5. Don’t wait around for the large dogs — build a brand with baby steps.

Erika de la Cruz may be a host and inspirational speaker within the girl boss movement. She’s also the author of the Amazon #1 bestseller, Passionistas: Tips, Tales and Tweetables from Women Pursuing Their Dreams and creator of the conference, Passion to Paycheck. instead of expecting fame to play her door, Erika beat the door down a touch at a time.

“One of the items you've got to beat when you’re starting your own brand is that no one’s heard of you,” Erika said. “One of the tricks that I share with my clients is stepping into your niche. Find the press and media outlets for the folks that you’re trying to succeed in and obtain features, albeit it’s small features, baby features. That’s how I overcame the name recognition. I reached bent Career Contessa, I’m a woman Boss, of these publications. they could not have the hugest reach, but i do know as they grow, if I’m on their docket, I’m getting to grow. Then i might take those interviews and press clips and media and that i would put them on my very own social media tabloids in order that my direct community could also start seeing she’s being shouted by a 3rd party. It really matters how people perceive you. you would like to create yourself up because people think that when you get to a particular level, ‘The Today Show’ goes to call. I even have news for you, unless they’re out there getting the press and media first, ‘The Today Show’ isn't getting to want to call. So people think, I’ll just do my thing until the large dogs come and knock at my door. But if you’re building a legacy, you've got to start out building the press and media and interview things on your own.”

Sisters Amy and Nancy Harrington are inspired by the #MeToo movement and #TimesUp campaign and decided to use their skills as celebrity interviewers to figure to inform a special quite story. Where many podcasters reserve their airtime for the elite, Amy and Nancy are lecture amazing women you almost certainly haven’t heard of, who are making an enormous difference by following their passions. From the founding father of a successful frozen dessert company to a volcano scientist running for office to an artist who makes sculptures using melted down nuclear weapons, Amy and Nancy shine a light-weight on the positive stories of girls on The Passionistas Project Podcast.


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