You Must Be Bold and Fiery to Succeed

Creating a profitable business that positively impacts the world takes a lot of heart, guts, and grit. If it were a piece of cake, everyone would flamy symbolown their own business and the world would be changing at a dizzying speed. Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs are in for a rude awakening after going into business. Why? Because building a business is not for the faint of heart.

Unfortunately, many women entrepreneurs often struggle with being bold and fiery. Many are afraid to step into the spotlight, claim their role as a leader, spread their message, and do what it takes to engage new clients and customers and make the impact they are meant to make. You can’t serve the people you are meant to serve if you are hiding out, just waiting for them to find you. Playing it safe doesn’t help you or your clients.

You know you are hiding out and playing it safe if:

• You can go for days sitting in front of your computer without talking to a single person about your business.
• You hate making sales calls or asking for business
• You despise marketing more than dental work
• You would rather die than do any form of public speaking
• You know you should be networking more but you don’t
• You have not done everything within your power to spread the word about your business and your mission

Here’s what it really takes to be successful in business:

In order to succeed in business and create change, you have to be willing to do things that ordinary people are too scared, too busy, too broke, too apathetic, too tired, too old, too young, too skinny, too fat, too lazy, or too “anything else” to do. In other words, you have to be willing to accept NO excuses. You have to be willing to succeed, no matter what, and actually do what it takes. Being BOLD and FIERY is not about being perfect or even fearless. It is about being committed to achieving your goals and living your mission. BrightFire Women are mission-centered, passion-driven, and success-focused because that’s what it takes to build a successful business and create a massive impact.

You have to be willing to step into the spotlight and claim your role as a leader. You have a message and a mission to share with others. The only way to spread the word is to tell people about it. Look for speaking engagements that put you in front of the people you are meant to serve. Search for opportunities to blog or write articles for members of your target audience. Be willing to promote yourself and your mission on television, radio, and other forms of media. Kindle your boldness and your fire so that more people are able to benefit from your great work.

Be bold. Be fiery.

I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please leave a comment below.

About Tiffany deSilva

Tiffany deSilva is the founder, CEO, and visionary leader of BrightFire Women’s Business Network, LLC.

BrightFire Women’s Business Network is the premiere sales training and coaching resource for service-based women entrepreneurs who want to increase their sales, serve more people, and change more lives.

Feedback & Comments:

  1. Tiffany even when I’m
    Very busy with work I
    Accept public speaking engagements. You have to stay visible and be an authority in your space. Good post.

  2. Love your fiery suggestions – and the list of “you know when” at the top, too.

  3. I love it and totally agree: building a business is not for the faint of heart!

    I love the marketing, the calling, getting out and speaking and putting myself out in a big way. But it wasn’t always this easy – I’ve had to address some pretty funky biochemical imbalances to make me bold and fiery and fearless.

    My newest venture is my global virtual online summit – The Anxiety Summit http://www.theanxietysummit.com I’m being bold and fiery with this one and am loving every moment!

  4. All of your points are right on target!
    One of the best moves I made a number of
    years ago was to learn and practice the art
    and science of professional speaking.

  5. Ah, you must be hiding out if … I’ll admit, one or two of those hit home for me. We’ve been so busy — up to our necks in work that sometimes I do go days without getting out of my house/office.

    Part of me REALLY likes that. It’s a balance for me … when I do get out, I get out in a big way and speak at conferences, or attend large events packed with my ideal clients.

  6. I got fiery when I started sharing my dates online… that was putting it out there! It also kicked my speaking gigs up a notch!

  7. Love it! I just came back from a great speaking engagement where I did a two hour presentation. I am definitely fired up about what I do and love to share that passion with others. Thanks for the encouragement to continue to be fired up!

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