If there’s one thing to be said about women in business, it’s that they are full of ideas. Like, fearlessly weird ideas.
There are seamless underwear, an interactive smart gym mirror, a dating app where women make the first move, and so many more. Female-founded and women-owned businesses are proof that women, too, deserve a seat at the table.
It’s no surprise given that female business ownership is on the rise, and according to the United States Census Bureau, “women-owned firms made up 19.9% of all firms in the United States in 2018 but their numbers are growing.”
So what motivated these women to go into business? What’s their formula to make a business successful? How do they come up with such unique ideas that completely disrupt the status quo?
These are all great questions. So we’ve rounded up some must-listen episodes from The Mindvalley Podcast featuring the power-house women who may just have the answers you’re looking for.
Danette May on How to Use Your Passion
Danette May’s world turned upside down when she lost her son prematurely. She went about for the next few months living without being alive…
Until one day, she felt the world open up and her intuition gave her the light to heal her mind, spirit, and body. And it was from that point on that she decided she wanted to stop being a victim and rewrite her story.
As she went through a massive transformation, she took her experience and made it into a mission of passion. She explains, “since then, I realized that my true calling in life was to share this concept of healing your mind, spirit, and body.”
She’s now the co-founder and CCO of Mindful Health LLC and Earth Echo Foods, best-selling author of The Rise and Embrace Abundance, and founder of The Rise Movement. Her coaching, products, and programs have transformed the lives of millions of people, allowing them to live their happiest and healthiest lives.
And it’s a good thing, too. A 2021 study done by The Body Shop shows there’s a self-love crisis for women around the world where “one in two women feeling more self-doubt than self-love, and 60% wishing they had more respect for themselves.”
So, if you’re looking for how to turn your pain into your passion in the name of helping others do the same, this episode is for you.
Don’t miss these moments:
- How to use mind-over-body practices.
- How Danette used these practices to manifest love, sex, beautiful relationships, and money.
- Her top three tips to manifesting wealth.
Marie Forleo on Being Multi-Passionate
Have you ever had that FML moment where you feel you’re meant for something bigger and grander? Or you’re passionate about so many things that don’t seem to really connect (for example, aromatherapy, spirituality, and athletics)? Perhaps you’re just not cut out to be part of the 9-5 crowd?
You’re not alone. Marie Forleo, multi-passionate entrepreneur and author of the best-seller Everything is Figureoutable, has been there, too.
From the non-stop frenzy working on the floor of The New York Stock Exchange to the well-heeled halls of Conde Nast publishing to choreographing hip-hop on MTV and being one of the world’s first Nike Elite Dance Athletes to publishing two international bestsellers to founding a digital education company named in the Inc. 500, I’m undeniable proof that traditional rules were made to be broken.— Marie Forleo, multi-passionate entrepreneur
So how can you take a page from Marie’s life and use your unique gifts and talents to turn it into a winning business? Well, for starters, determine your end goals and then, decide which of your passions are money-makers and which ones are just for you.
For more insights on how you can take your business idea to the next level, listen in on this episode as Vishen and Marie discuss what it means to be passionate, how to decide what to pursue, and the secret to creating a winning business.
Don’t miss these moments:
- Marie’s fascinating entrepreneurial journey.
- The key to building a winning business with the blue ocean strategy.
- How to be a multi-passionate entrepreneur.
Miki Agrawal on Finding Disruptive Ideas to Build Million-Dollar Brands
So you’ve got a genius idea that will help improve the lives of tons of people, but… you’ve got no cash flow. What do you do now?
You can find your way over to Shark Tank and sell your business ideas to Mark Cuban. Or you can crank up the volume to this interview with “She-EO” Miki Agrawal.
Miki’s a social entrepreneur who’s known for her fearlessly “wow” ideas that turn into disruptive innovations. She has founded several million-dollar, acclaimed social brands based on pizza, periods, pee, and poop. And she built them from scratch.
What’s one piece of advice she has for those who’re looking to get their business ideas up and running? Find the answers to these three questions first:
- What sucks in my world?
- Does it suck for a lot of people?
- Can I be passionate about this issue for a long time?
Until then, have a listen to this episode and get inspired by Miki’s stories about the ‘P’ in her business ideas.
Don’t miss these moments:
- Miki’s definition of fearlessness.
- What the disruptive market is and how it helps us grow as entrepreneurs.
- The inspiration behind Miki’s business of infamous P’s.
Unlock Your ‘Fearlessly Weird’ Business Ideas
Women in business are frickin’ amazing — they’re resilient, adaptable, courageous, optimistic, and empathetic.
Even during a global crisis, like the pandemic, many women-owned businesses found unexpected success and a positive outlook, according to the Women Entrepreneur Business Outlook Survey 2021, conducted by EY Global Limited and the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO).
Camile Burns, CEO of WPO, says, “women entrepreneurs are not languishing. They are leading their companies with focus and resilience. Many not only survived but successfully pivoted to growth opportunities.”
While women are unfortunately still fighting for equality and respect, there are those like Danette, Marie, and Miki who are continually inspiring others to create exceptional things for humanity.
And if you’ve got a lightbulb moment and are looking for guidance on how to run with your “fearlessly weird” business idea, we welcome you in Mindvalley. There, you’ll find the Zero to $100 Million Quest with Miki Agrawal, who will help you take your creativity and passion to create something extraordinary for yourself and for the world.