In the past business networking has consisted primarily of providing events in meeting places where women could connect with each other and hopefully discover ways to become more successful. Networking for women has really grown and that is good news. Now you can find support networks where you will learn key skills to help you start a business or expand an existing one.

Because women are seldom trained in what it takes to become an entrepreneur, there are always many different places they need to begin on this journey. Let’s just take a look at a few of the things women grapple with when they first decide to become independently employed:

Lack of Self Esteem

Women often under value who they are and what they are capable of achieving. Most of the time this comes from self-judgments created from their early childhood environments, including being raised in a culture where women are devalued in terms of their ability to be prosperous. Many women still live with a co-dependent mentality that says, “I can’t build a business on my own, but I could help my husband do it.” We have to ask the question, “Why am I standing in the way of my own success,” and begin the process of re-education.

Absence of Faith

Fear limits our abundance and keeps us stuck in scarcity. We end up in a vicious cycle of creating causes that produce the exact results we don’t want. The way out is to adopt a consistent attitude of gratitude. Wake up happy for what you have, give thanks for everything that is right in your life, and put your attention on the positive and avoid the negative as if it were a life and death decision. You will begin to build a new belief system from which faith develops as your awareness is raised to a higher level of truth.

Poor Quality Communication

People react to you based on what they sense you feel about yourself as well as what you say. Pay attention to your inner judge and learn to love and accept yourself exactly as you are. In this way, you can become more open and honest in your communications. You also develop a sense of worthiness that attracts positive and supportive relationships.

Just attending the right business networking site can cause you to take action steps that demolish your self-doubt and help you move away from self-sabotage and procrastination. It is very inspiring to be around women who are doing the stuff you can only dream about in the beginning. You will become empowered by their presence, courage as well as learn what steps you need to take to get yourself where you want to go.

You can also learn proven exercises that others have used to overcome common obstacles all budding entrepreneurs face such as fear and a lack of focus. One of the best tactics you can employ when facing a personal block is to learn to breathe properly and ask yourself the right kinds of questions. There are great business networking places for women that will teach you exactly how to do that.

Author's Bio: 

Cathy Taylor is an entrepreneur and freelance writer and can be reached at
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