Jan 26, 2023
Unleashing Your Inner Business Goddess:
A Light-Hearted Guide to Finding Inspiration
Hey there, future moguls and business queens! Are you ready to dip your toes into the entrepreneurial waters but feel like you're missing that spark of inspiration? Fear not! Finding inspiration for your business doesn't have to be like searching for a needle in a haystack. Instead, it can be a fabulous adventure, a journey of self-discovery, and a whole lot of fun. Let's dive in, shall we?
My Lightbulb Moment: How I Found Inspiration From Bobby Pins and Bad Hair
Okay, gather around for story time, ladies! My 'aha' moment didn't just pop out of nowhere. It was like playing hide and seek with my muse. As a PR pro turned photographer, I was pretty much clueless about starting a business from scratch. Like, where do you even begin, right? So, here's what I did: I bought the cutest little notebook (because why not make it stylish?) and started jotting down everything – and I mean everything – that bugged me or seemed like it needed a fix. The catch? I was on a shoestring budget with zero space for big, fancy operations. No warehouses for this girl!Now, let me paint you a picture: There I was, in my workout class, struggling with my bangs (ugh, the struggle!), and I noticed this warrior woman in front of me. She had, no joke, 55 bobby pins in her hair, fighting the good fight to keep her locks in check. And that's when it hit me – why are we torturing ourselves with these un-cute, barely-functional bobby pins?Enter my lightbulb moment during the drive home – think divine inspiration, universe speaking, whatever floats your boat. I dreamt up this fab idea for a headband with built-in clips. The kind that actually stays put and looks cute. I dusted off my ancient sewing machine, watched a couple of YouTube tutorials (because who remembers how to sew?), and voila! A rough but rocking prototype of what is now the SWAY headband was born.And hey, if you're sitting there thinking, "But Tanya, I don't have ideas like that," stop right there. You absolutely do! All you need is to keep those peepers open, let the world be your muse, and maybe, just maybe, the universe (or whoever you like to chat with up there) will drop a brilliant idea right into your lap. So let's get those creative juices flowing and start building our empires, one fabulous idea at a time! 💃✨💡
Embrace Your Inner Child
Remember when you were a kid and could turn a cardboard box into a spaceship or a castle? That's the kind of imagination that breeds killer business ideas. Reconnect with your inner child. Dance in the rain, doodle on a napkin, play with LEGO – do whatever it takes to unleash that creative genie!
Girl Talk: Networking with a Twist
Who said networking has to be stuffy and boring? Grab your besties or connect with like-minded women online. Have a 'business idea brunch' or a 'pitch party' with cupcakes and mocktails. Exchange ideas, give feedback, and support each other. Remember, empowered women empower women!
Girl Talk: Networking with a Twist
Can't jet off to Paris or Tokyo right now? No problem! Travel through books. Read about powerful female entrepreneurs, dive into stories of businesses that started from scratch, or lose yourself in a novel set in a place you dream of visiting. Let the stories of others fuel your imagination.
'Shop' for Ideas
Retail therapy, but make it business-oriented. Visit local markets, boutiques, or even scroll through online stores. Notice what excites you, what's missing, and what could be improved. Sometimes, the best business ideas are hiding in plain sight on the shelves of your favorite store.
Social Media: Your Idea Playground
Social media is not just for cat videos and memes (though we love those too). Use platforms like Pinterest, Instagram, and LinkedIn as tools for inspiration. Follow hashtags, join groups, and engage in conversations. The next big idea might just be waiting in your feed.
Embrace Your Feminine Intuition
Let's not forget one of our superpowers – intuition. Trust your gut. If something feels exciting, explore it. If an idea keeps you awake at night, it's worth pursuing. Your intuition is like your business compass; it often knows where to go before you do.
Finding inspiration for your business is all about exploration, connection, and a bit of fun. It's about seeing the world through a lens of curiosity and possibility. So put on your metaphorical explorer's hat, channel your inner goddess, and let the journey begin. Who knows, your next brilliant business idea could be just around the corner, waiting for you to find it and make it fabulously, unapologetically yours. Let's get inspired, ladies! 💪🌟
Article credit: Tanya Flemiister