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How Spirituality Can Play a Significant Role in the Lives of Female Entrepreneurs
Spirituality can play a significant role in the lives of female entrepreneurs, providing a source of motivation, resilience, and fulfillment that can be especially valuable in the face of the challenges of starting and growing a business.
Jenna Brocious, a mother and the creator of positive intention prayer cards, understands firsthand how essential spirituality is in both professional and private lives. But what does spirituality, in this sense, even mean?
"Spirituality is knowing one's self," she explains. "Knowing oneself more than others is a huge advantage in all aspects of life. Finding your true purpose and following your desires is a powerful move. Having clarity and intention will always lead you down the right path. Investing time in yourself allows the truth of your heart and mind to show itself fully."
Here are some of the reasons why spirituality can be important for female entrepreneurs.
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1) Provides a sense of purpose and meaning.
For many people, spirituality is a way to connect with something larger than themselves and find a more profound understanding of the purpose and meaning in life. This can be particularly important for female entrepreneurs, who may be motivated by a desire to impact the world positively.
By tapping into their spiritual beliefs and practices, female entrepreneurs can find a greater sense of meaning and purpose in their work, which can help them stay motivated and focused on their goals.
2) Fosters resilience and coping skills.
Starting and running a business can be challenging and stressful, and female entrepreneurs may face additional obstacles due to gender biases and societal expectations.
Spirituality can provide a source of resilience and coping skills, helping entrepreneurs weather setbacks and persevere through difficult times. Practices such as meditation, prayer, and mindfulness can help female entrepreneurs manage stress and maintain a sense of inner peace and calm.
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3) Supports personal growth and development.
Many spiritual practices focus on personal growth and development, encouraging individuals to become their best selves and reach their full potential. Female entrepreneurs can benefit from this emphasis on self-improvement as they work to develop the skills and qualities needed to succeed in business.
Spirituality can also provide a framework for ethical decision-making and responsible leadership, helping female entrepreneurs make decisions that align with their values and positively impact their communities.
4) Builds community and connection.
Spirituality can help female entrepreneurs build relationships with others who share their values and beliefs. By connecting with other spiritual practitioners, female entrepreneurs can find a supportive network of like-minded individuals who can offer guidance, advice, and encouragement. This sense of community can be vital for entrepreneurs who may feel isolated or unsupported in their endeavors.
It's also important to understand that spirituality allows businesses to gain further clarity of their work and purpose. "When you can tap into yourself, open your eyes, and become more aware of your surroundings and intuition, your world will change," says Brocious. "Following that, gut feeling/intuition is essential. Is it a heck yes or a hell no? Following your gut and intuition is the most significant gain any entrepreneur can have. Knowing yourself and how the decision makes you feel is an indicator."
In conclusion, spirituality can play an essential role in the lives of female entrepreneurs, providing a source of motivation, resilience, and fulfillment that can help them overcome the challenges of starting and growing a business. By tapping into their spiritual beliefs and practices, female entrepreneurs can find a more profound sense of purpose and meaning in their work, develop resilience and coping skills, support personal growth and development, and build connections with others.
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Olivia Liveng (nee Balsinger) is an experienced storytelling coach, brand strategist, entertainment producer, and Liveng Public Relations CEO, an agency amplifying hospitality, tourism, and female voices. She's also an award-winning travel journalist, with bylines in Fodors, Forbes, New York Post, and Business Insider, and LA Style. Find her on Instagram at @livliveng.
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