Something that ruffles my tulle skirt is women putting down other women. The hate is out of control.
Ewwww…look at that roll of belly fat. Are you like pregnant or something?
Oh my gosh…you’re so skinny. Are you anorexic or something?
You’ve got the most annoying voice I’ve ever heard. I can’t possibly listen to you talk for more than a few minutes.
You seriously need to hire a stylist. You have no idea how to dress yourself.
You mispronounced such-and-such. You must be a total idiot.
You’re doing a makeup tutorial and you’ve got pimples. Who would ever want to look like you?
You look like you’re growing a beard with that chin hair. Why would anyone marry you?
How did you get 12k followers on Instagram? You’re so ugly.
(Yes…some of these have been comments I’ve received. It’s inevitable if you run an online business that includes live video, YouTube videos, speaking engagements or photos on social media.)
I feel like some people must forget that there’s a human being on the other side. Otherwise, why would you act like that (unless you’re a psychopath or hairy miserable troll)?
Why can’t we support each other, lift each other up? What’s the point of being rude and mean to someone you’ve never even met in person? Do you really believe that someone else’s success means your failure?
Imagine if we cheered each other on. What if we recommended our competitors when they’re a better fit for something? What if we approached things with a mindset of abundance, knowing that another entrepreneur’s success means there’s a better chance for all of us?
And, as someone who feels very strongly about this, I constantly ask myself what I can do to lift up other women. That’s how I got this idea.
Over the next couple of weeks, I’m compiling a list of 100 badass (and by badass, I mean courageous, smart, talented, passionate, confident) female entrepreneurs to watch in 2017. And, I need your help!
Please take five minutes to fill out this super short survey to nominate up to three female entrepreneurs who inspire or motivate you.
(And, if you want to nominate more than three, you’re my kind of girl. Just fill it out again.)
I mean…I could come up with the entire list, but that wouldn’t be as much fun. I want to know who you love to hear from–whose weekly blog post is a must-read, whose Instagram account do you stalk because you don’t want to miss a single update and whose emails make you want to squeal with joy when they pop into your inbox?
With your help, I know we can create a dynamic, exciting list. And, through that list, I know we’ll find lots of other entrepreneurs to connect with and follow. Let’s celebrate each other.
All I need from you today is to fill out this survey (unless you’d also like to send me a unicorn). I’ll post the list before the end of the year so be on the lookout for it!
Thanks for taking the time to participate (and for never telling me that my voice is the most annoying thing you’ve ever heard). You da best!