All of the pink around here probably clued you into the fact that am obsessed with all things girly and cliche. I seriously love embracing my feminine side, something that sometimes isn't encouraged in traditional career paths.
So, in a flurry of travel late last year, I stumbled across the beautiful Cara Alwill Leyba‘s Instagram page. I felt like I met a soul sister. “Who is this women who is so unashamed to be herself and rock her talents?” I thought to myself. So I dug deeper, followed her on snapchat, signed up for her newsletter, and almost literally stalked her on every other social media platform I could find her on.
Cara's inspiring message and no-nonsense style encourages me and validates my own choices as a business women. I also love how she focuses on lifting up other women… after all, there is plenty business for out there for all of us to thrive!
Being that it was right around the time her new book came out, I also grabbed it as soon as I could get my hands on it (plus I also bought her other book Fearless & Fabulous — another great read).
Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur by Cara Alwill Leyba is a contemporary view on a what it takes to be a female boss babe in modern society. No more do we have to hide our girly side, attempt to not smile, and style our hair in a “conservative' way — all of which I was told at my last job.
Nay, we can be ourselves — Women — whatever that means to you, all while maintaining the healthy, happy lifestyle of your dreams.
This wonderfully inspirational read helped me define my goals in business and life by establishing what was valuable to me. Today, I don't feel bad for chasing after my dreams, no matter how strange or ‘unrealistic' they may seem to others.
So today, I'm sharing 10 quotes from Girl Code that will hopefully inspire you to take action and become more confident in yourself and your business.
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10 Quotes for Female Entrepreneurs
from Girl Code
“When you’re scared of something, whatever it is, you have to go at it head on. You create your own destiny.”
“Being real is sexy. Honesty is magnetic. We are attracted to things that feel natural, not forced.”'Being real is sexy.'Click To Tweet
“You must envision your world through the eyes of positivity and possibility. The moment you do that, you open up a world of endless abundance.”
“You should also know that whatever your gift is, nobody can do it quite like you. One of the biggest traps we fall into as women is the comparison trap, the “she’s got it all” trap, the “she has more fans” trap, or the “she’s making more money” trap. We tend to stack ourselves up against everyone else and pick ourselves apart based on what other people are doing. This practice does nothing to make us better,”
“Fear wears many different outfits — and none of them are cute.”'Fear wears many different outfits -- and none of them are cute.'Click To Tweet
“Channel your own authenticity, be the best damn version of yourself possible, and forget about the rest.”
“You know a woman is strong, beautiful, and secure by the way she empowers and inspires others.”
“Things do not always go as planned. We have to make room for imperfection in our lives. Those imperfect moments are the moments we grow the most.”
“We each have a unique path to walk in this life, and there is a reason that yours is unfolding the way that it is. Embrace your journey and look for the lessons. Believe in divine timing and know that what’s for you will not pass you.”
“We've got to learn to start believing in ourselves because if we don't — who will?”'We've got to learn to start believing in ourselves because if we don't -- who will?'Click To Tweet
“Stop spending so much time watching others. There is a fine line between getting inspired and shifting your entire business model to look like someone else's. Learn to trust your own brilliance, go with your gut, and believe that you have something uniquely amazing to deliver to this world — because you do.”
Feeling motivated to kick some booty, boss babe? You should be!Anyone who signs their newsletters like this — from the glittering desk of CARA ALWILL LEYBA — is a winner in my book.
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Andréa Jones is a social media strategist who works with lifestyle brands to build their online presence through targeted social media and content marketing solutions. She's also the founder of SavvySocialSchool.com – a membership community with everything you need to achieve visibility, growth, and engagement on social media.