10 groundbreaking pieces of advice from powerful businesswomen

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International Women’s Week 2022 is underway and in honor of the occasion, we’re looking back at some of our favorite interviews with inspiring female entrepreneurs and businesswomen from the past year.

From multi-millionaire celebrities, to innovative women in technology, to the women who run the boardrooms of major corporations, the advice from these pioneers is invaluable.

Here’s some of the most powerful advice we’ve gathered from some of our favorite ladies.

Focus on where you are now and master it

“‘Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.’ I love it because it’s such an inspiration. It’s thinking big, it’s acting big, it’s reaching for the stars, but stay really grounded in your own reality. And your own reality is that you can be so much more than you ever thought you could be.”

Jane Poynter, Founder, Co-CEO and CXO of Space Perspective

“When I have a really important meeting or audition or performance, I just try to meet the stage or the audition or the fashion where it is at the time,” she says. “Being there. People are always thinking ahead and it’s good to have goals and dreams. But being in the moment and looking at your environment – noticing what’s around you – that’s so important for growth.”

Jessica Simpson, founder, The Jessica Simpson Collection

“I think that really caring and being really committed to the job you have is the secret to your long-term success. I didn’t spend too much time looking ahead and saying ‘What do I want to do next?’ I really focused on the work I was doing at any given time, trying to get the best out of myself and giving 110% for it.”

Katie Couric, Founder, Katie Couric Media

Learn to appreciate the journey

“You lay the foundation brick by brick; you don’t eat the whole meal at once, you just take one bite at a time and put one foot in front of the other, and you’re there. And it’s never the journey you thought it would be – it’s more interesting. And all these steps, even if you think they have nothing to do with what you want to do, they teach you something. So doing real business is about the journey.”

Bethenny Frankel, CEO, Skinnygirl

“You don’t always have to go straight up the cliff. Being very competitive, I always took the toughest assignments, sometimes before I was ready, and I just got through it – at great personal cost to myself. Sometimes you have to work harder on things because you don’t know what you’re doing. Once you build the skills, it’s more effortless.”

Christine Day, Co-Founder and CEO, House of LR&C

Find mentors and use your community

“For starters, when you’re younger, I think being a sponge and pursuing your passions are two invaluable qualities, soaking up all the knowledge you can and taking advantage of failures as an opportunity to learn. Having different perspectives from your friends, colleagues and mentors is crucial in this journey…to become an entrepreneur you need to be able to focus and learn what you are good at. We are not all good at everything; I learned that a long time ago. You’re better at some things than others, and some things won’t click. But if you know where you’re going, that’s helpful.”

Kris Jenner, CEO, Jenner Communications; Co-Founder, Safe

“It’s really about alliance and community and about helping each other. That’s helped me a lot on my journey – just looking, finding mentors with women I admire and who are a few steps ahead of me and then those who are on the same level as me – and those who are a few steps behind.” Gao says, “We all have insights and help we can offer each other.”

Jing Gao, Founder and CEO, Fly By Jing

Know your audience and live what your brand stands for

“You have to stand up for yourself to stand up for others, and that requires physical, but also mental and spiritual well-being. And for me, as a long-time admirer of the brand, I have been the beneficiary of the magic that has been sold in terms of how it could provide me with that physical, mental and spiritual well-being.”

Evelyn Webster, CEO, SoulCycle

“I’ve had opportunities to work with brands that I absolutely love, but if I think it’s not right for my client, meaning it might not be as relevant to them or might not be in the right price range for works for them, those are decisions that I take into account I want it to be something that they can use in their lives and that they will really love and [that] it will be worth it to them.”

Candace Cameron Bure, Co-Founder, Candy Rock Entertainment

Do not be afraid to fail

“One of the things I’ve definitely learned from the tech world is that you have to constantly fail. Otherwise, you’re not going to make the changes you need to move forward. And when you have those failures — and they’ll be there.” – take the lessons from them so that you don’t make the same mistakes in the future. It’s hard work, but the rewards will be there. And you will look back on these early years of doing it, and you will feel the success as a result.”

Nicola Mendelsohn, Global Head of Advertising, Meta

This post 10 groundbreaking pieces of advice from powerful businesswomen was original published at “https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/421817”

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