For the last two months I have toyed with different topics for my first blog as the
official Queen Maker. I come up with an idea, I roll it around for a few days, and then
ultimately, throw it away. Funny enough, this small and somewhat innocuous
decision, has taken on a greater importance than necessary. So it was at 3am, while
drinking gin and tonics and discussing the state of the world – that I decided on a
The subject of hope may be a little too emotional or maybe considered too much of
an emotion-driven topic for a blog that focuses on the empowerment of female
business owners. Bear with me though, as I explain.
Empowerment is all about embracing everything feminine. It is about finding
strength within weakness. It is the discovery of that “a hah” moment, when you
discover something about yourself, maybe at 27 years old or 39 or 62, that cause
you to pause and accept yourself as the beautiful, complex creature that you are.
Empowerment is different for every woman. But there are a few fundamental
building blocks, or cornerstones if you will, that contribute to the evolution of the
Hope is one of those. In a society, where the daily topics range from delusional
politics to violence, hatred and angst – we as women need this superpower known
as hope. Hope gets us up in the morning. Hope drives us to create new ideas within
our businesses. Hope wipes the tears from our little ones faces and hope laughs at
the innocence of a puppy’s kisses.
Hope is essential to the modern day business queen. It is hope that causes us to try
one more time, to give a new idea a chance to blossom into a flower of financial
freedom. Hope allows us to create a business that yes, offers a good or service but
also offers an experience to the customer. It is hope that allows us to go a little out of
the way for a client or even something as simple as being kind to an unhappy client.
Hope allows us to cope with a bad day, because we know the next, will be better.
And it is hope, that we celebrate, when we reach our successes. Because it was the
quiet voice of hope, that pushed us through our greatest doubts.
Is hope an emotional topic? Yes it is. But we are emotional beings. And in order to
operate at our full potential and reach our loftiest goals we must embrace who we
are and we must embrace hope. Hope will empower you. Hope will lead you. And
hope will comfort you.
- The Queen Maker