Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Senior Entrepreneur Ms. Nava's Holistic Journey

Starting a business is like stepping into a world where people are ready to help, showing how kind they can be. Kindness is free, but let's be clear. Hearing from those who began their business from scratch, funding it themselves, gives you real insight.

I'm Ms. Nava, your "Senior Entrepreneur," and I started all this at 58. I prefer calling my hair color "light brown" instead of gray. Over the past two years, I've smoothly navigated the ups and downs of entrepreneurship.

 

In terms of communication, I've learned that sometimes saying nothing is more powerful than speaking up right away.

 

Building relationships with clients, I've figured out when it's better to let go of those who are never happy - not because I'm not doing a good job, but because they're not happy with themselves.

 

Handling inquiries has become a bit like a flow, recognizing when someone just wants to talk about their problems. Politely setting boundaries is crucial.

 

Networking is not about being seen with popular people for me; it's about making real connections.

 

Being careful with money is essential. I think twice before spending, focusing on what I really need. I've had to give up some luxuries, like travel and new clothes, and I only buy when it's necessary.

Working on weekends has become a normal thing for me. While others take a break, I find that those are valuable working days.

Balancing my personal life with marriage and business has been a challenge, but I've found a way that works for me. Waking up early and going to bed at a reasonable time have become important habits.

 

If you're a fellow senior entrepreneur, I invite you to share your experiences. It's a chance for all of us to celebrate our growth and wisdom together.

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