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
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.
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.