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She Means Business by Carrie Green

How can I grow? How can I improve? What am I supposed to do? What if I fall? Oh, but darling, what if you fly?

There has never been a better time to say yes to your ideas, messages and business. It may sound simple, but getting there is not easy. It may sound simple, but getting there is not easy. The entrepreneurial journey is more like a thrilling roller-coaster ride and not a straight line. However, as Carrie Green states - with the right mindset everything is possible. In order to keep going and succeed, we have to be prepared to push past resistance – fear, overwhelm, chaos, lack of time, money, and any other obstacle coming our way.

“One moment you’re ridiculously excited, inspired, and fired up. The next, you feel exhausted, drained, and unsure if you made the right choice.”

“She Means Business” uncovers the ups and downs along the entrepreneurial journey. You’re probably wondering: Who is she?

“She is brave, courageous, a real go-getter. She knows what she wants and she knows that she’ll make it happen. She stays positive even when times are hard. She surrounds herself with like-minded people who want her to succeed. She learns all she can to help her strive forward. Nothing is going to stop her from making her dreams come true. She means business”.

Hands up – who else wants to be her? Carrie Green is one of my favourite Girl Boss. She had very ambitious, big dreams in her early twenties, knew the kind of person she wanted to be and simply made the decision to work on being that person – without excuses, neither regrets. She started her first business when she was 20. Throughout her book, she gives honest and meaningful advice for turning your ideas into reality. Furthermore, Carrie encourages the reader to

“Start learning, start asking questions, start finding answers, start building, start growing, start becoming a better you.”

The most magical part for me about this book was that every page felt like “Wow, I needed to read that”. Because actually I’m doing better than I thought. I do many things right – Hooray! When I discovered this book on Pinterest and while I started reading it I felt so much understood and encouraged. I could put myself in her shoes so well. I wanted to know everything about her life and her entrepreneurial journey – which books she read, which audio programs she listened and which courses and networking events she attended.

I had the most eye opening moment while I was reading it when Carrie explains that overcoming resistance, lack of clarity, lack of confidence and lack of competence are the most important things to succeed. We always think there are a thousand reasons why people fail but I’m pretty sure 99% struggled with overcoming these three.

Too often, we limit ourselves by thoughts of self-doubt, choosing to, believe it’s impossible for us to achieve great things, as others have. The fact is, those thoughts destroy your chances of success. If you limit what is possible, then you will never achieve the things you want.”

It seems so easy, but it’s not. Do we really just have to choose our dreams over our fears (as described in the book)?. We just have to choose, really? In my view the decisions, the thoughts and doubts etc. are more complex as stated in the book. Bitching at the highest level - Sorry, Carrie! (You know I adore you).

Nevertheless, I agree, all of us can turn our ideas into reality and build a wildly successful business. If you love honest and realistic summaries and action lists which actually highlight key points, this book is the perfect companion for aspiring entrepreneurs to follow your heart and bring your vision to life.

“If one person can do it, we can all do it.”

It’s time to “show up, speak up, be amazing”. The world is ready and waiting for you. You’ve got this.”

About the Author:

Carrie Green is an accomplished public speaker, founder of the Female entrepreneur association (FEA) and author of the International Bestseller, She Means Business. She graduated with a degree in Law, started 2 businesses, went to night school to learn about web development, travelled around Thailand and Australia and became financially free.

My favourite quotes:

She had nothing to sell, but she had a lot of knowledge and value to give.
She knew she was on her journey and so she honored the process, because she knew the only direction she was going was upward.
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