If you think like I do, the ultimate in work life balance is making your dream a business. Which leads me to my pal Jessica Kizorek. Jessica brainstormed and designed a business around her dream of creating a way for women to be more successful by putting some personality into their business persona. Did I mention that Jessica is only 30?
Her site, BadassBusinessWomen.org , has just turned a year old and Kizorek is celebrating on Friday night with a bash at South Beach's The Pink Room. I can't wait to celebrate with her. The event will mark the first time all of these Badass Businesswomen will finally be come together face-to-face. And Kizorek says, this will undoubtedly help them build out their relationships, as well as their businesses, even further.
Jessica is getting lots of buzz around her goal. NBCMiami wrote about her party, sponsored by Absolut, and her mission to bring powerful businesswomen together. The entrepreneur says her dream of impacting 1 million women already is well on its way to becoming reality: "When we put our heads together, we can be far more powerful than as individual businesses alone."
During her first year in business, Jessica launched an online community that now has more than 800 members, complied a video library of free advice and facilitated about 10 workshops to empower women. Jessica showed her when delivering two consecutive keynote speeches for the Empowered Women's Success Summit hosted by Michelle Villalobos last year. (FYI: There's another summit coming up May 19-20 and a Badass cocktail party kicking off the event the night of the 19th.)
Jessica shared with me (and now you) some tips for turning your dream into a business.
1. Spend time and intellecutal effort making a plan of attack. Unless you make a big plan nothing will ever happen.
2. Surround yourself with other people who will help you bring your vision to life.
3. Have to have the discipline it takes to be in action every week when things don't look the way you want them to look.
4. If you are sitting there now and don't know which direction you want to go in, that's an excuse for not being in action. If you really want to be successful, you will sit down today for an hour and plan out how that success is going to unfold over the next three years.
I can't wait to see where Jessica's dream takes her in the next year!
Below: Jessica in action at the Empowered Women's Summit, (photo credit: Anais Ganouna Photography)