By Amy Ford
It's international Women’s Day! We are so thankful to be women who are in charge of our careers and who have established ourselves as business owners. We are proud to say we are women who can run a business while taking on other various roles in our personal lives. We are grateful to be able to work with and build a team of women who bring unique talent and perspective to our vision and mission. To be able to take control and be in this position is empowering and at the same time nerve wracking. This position of power comes with uncertainty, lots of faith, and a strong sense of self.
But, when your desires become stronger than the unknown or the scary, beautiful things can transform. Establishing Rae Marie comes with embracing our fears, owning our present moment and our present selves, and creating a positive mindset that feeds the fuel to our coming out at the very top. Being brave is scary and it can take many bruises to the ego in order to really start believing that we are capable of achieving what we set out to do.
The initial step is not being scared to be seen or heard. Vulnerability is the foundation of building any business and as women, we have to prove that our vulnerability is not our weakness but our strength that holds up each layer of each floor. We push forward to climb and build each layer as we cut through the red tape that has told us to give up. When we hear no, we take that as another opportunity to grow even bigger and even better. The years of building Rae Marie has been a time of learning our place, our power, and our chance to live our life within our control. We make no apologies for being women, for not taking no as our answer, for being exactly who we were meant to be.
We are warriors. We are women. Watch out! We are nowhere near done!