As women we collectively have been exposed to boundaries imposed upon us by social rule that impacted our lives in one way or another. We can choose to be held prisoner or discover our freedom. Entrepreneurial women creating their own circumstances gaining control over their life, eliminate these social boundaries.
They uphold higher standards for themselves respecting who they are as individuals. Women entrepreneurs are committed to living their lives free from control of outer circumstances. They create their own.
Professional boundaries typically include fee setting, length of a session for meeting, time of meeting, personal disclosure, mutual respect, and the general tone of the professional relationship. In a more subtle fashion, the boundary can refer to the line between the self of the person you are connecting with and the self of the business owner, you.
Boundaries with Family ~ while working your business either on or off-line, you will want to establish a work schedule and play schedule. If you have children, include them in some of the decision making regarding the quality time you will share with them after your work time ends.
Women entrepreneurs respect and value their time and others. They commit to a work schedule in order to achieve their goals and make certain those they are closest to are respectful as well.
When it is play time entrepreneurial women are deliberate in creating their quality time. They turn off their computers, cell phones and house phones so they are fully present in the moment they are sharing.
Boundaries with Customers or Clients ~ No matter what product line or services are offered in business, parameters must be set in place when working with others.
Being clear about policies, timelines of expectations, meetings, contact requirements etc., are all set in place so there is no confusion or ambiguity causing misunderstanding.
Women entrepreneurs are receptive to input and criticism if any of these areas need to be improved upon. They take ownership and make improvements when necessary.
Boundaries with Peers ~ while building a network of inspirational and supportive peers the parameters should be easier to establish when working with others who uphold the same values and beliefs.
Entrepreneurial Women collaborate with others to mastermind and support one another both personally and professionally. They deliberately intend to create a business that welcomes this complimentary relationship.
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