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4 Ways Women Entrepreneurs Can Create & Cultivate Success

by Create & Cultivate

The career you want is out there – if you’re woman enough to go for it.

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Jaclyn Johnson founded Create & Cultivate with the intention of helping other women who were curious about how to take the next step in their careers. “I was young and green,” she says, “and was looking for resources to help me with my first business, (No Subject), and I couldn’t find what I needed. If I couldn’t find it, I knew other women must be in the same boat. So I wanted to help us all row in the direction of success because we are stronger and tougher together.”

What she created is a supportive and inclusive space that trained its sights on female entrepreneurs in the digital sphere. Here are five pieces of advice that community has shared.

DON’T FOCUS ON OTHERS, COMPETE AGAINST YOURSELF.

Atlanta-based business and lifestyle blogger Mattie James of Mattieologie shares her tips and tricks for making it all work with her readers. But before she was blogging full time, Mattie was working two jobs, hustling to create the career she wanted. When it comes to dealing with competition within the space, Mattie says, “I don’t really pay attention to competition, per se. I try to beat yesterday’s version of me. The better version of myself is the only person I’m trying to keep up with.”

Mattie makes the most her day by time batching, that is, grouping like activities together. “Batch process your life away,” she says. “As a mom, wife, influencer and ‘infopreneuer,’ I have to keep the ball rolling. Processes create clarity, which creates consistency. Anything that helps me be consistent is what I want to be doing.”

“I don’t really pay attention to competition, per se. I try to beat yesterday’s version of me. The better version of myself is the only person I’m trying to keep up with.”

Mattie James

Nothing beats hard work. Ever.

There’s no shortcut to success. From late nights in the office to avocado toast for dinner, those at the top of their game have inched their way there hour after productive hour.

The sooner you understand and accept that, the closer you’ll be to the career you want. LA-based Jacey Duprie of Damsel in Dior blogging fame says, “We all have our excuses, but when you really want something bad, you will always find a way to make it work. And really work for it.”

Clear vision, full heart, can’t lose.

Vision. It’s a word TV personality and businesswoman Vanessa Simmons has said is so important. “People assume that being on TV is going to make your brand explosive,” she says. It helps, sure, but she also explains, “all TV does is magnify what’s already going on.” If you’re not clear about your vision, it will be evident. She advises new entrepreneurs to handwrite their goals and take baby steps, every day, toward those goals. “You can’t fail, until you quit,” she says.

Marriott Hotels partnered with Create & Cultivate, an online platform and offline conference series for female entrepreneurs in the digital space, to profile local female entrepreneurs who are bringing their ideas to life where they live, and to create a space to foster the ingenuity of an inventive class who know that success is never final.