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Having the Courage to Jump!

There was a lot of excitement at Hirsch’s Meadowdale branch recently with  over 20 local business women and  entrepreneurs within the community getting together for Hirsch’s first Ladies Networking Morning for 2018.

Ready to inspire female entrepreneurs with her talk on “Courage” – Belinda Long, owner of Bee Concept Coaching was the speaker for the morning.

Belinda has over 17 years’ experience in the corporate world, in various departments from managing internal sales, procurement, to supply chain & national warehousing. The passion has, to see each individual and organisation succeed led her to open her practice, Bee Concept Coaching, concentrating on organisations and their management teams move from the traditional management styles to a coaching approach. Belinda also coaches 1 on 1 with individuals wanting to better their lives and find purpose whether it be in their personal capacity or in their careers.

Belinda started her talk with explaining that courage is the ability to do something that frightens you. To be a successful entrepreneur one needs to have the courage to step outside their comfort zone, take risks and overcome any fears that they might have.

10 Elements of Courage:

·         Self Confidence

·         Conviction

·         Integrity

·         Leadership

·         Compassion

·         Objectivity

·         Strength in Adversity

·         Change Masters

·         Embrace the Unknown &

·         Action

Belinda ended her talk by giving the audience 5 daily habits to help them build courage; Positive Self Talk; Do one thing that scares you; Give up toxic people and surround yourself with likeminded individuals; Reflect back at the end of each day and ask for help when needed and help others where possible.

After Belinda’s talk each of the networkers was given the opportunity to present themselves and their business in a 30-second ‘elevator pitch’, followed by some lucky draws, networking, sharing of business cards and enjoying refreshments.

If you would like to join the Hirsch’s Networking Mornings, nominate yourself or someone for the Margaret Hirsch Woman in Business Achiever of the Year Competition, please contact Letitia Haywood on letitia@hirschs.co.za

Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
Hirsch COO runs South Africa’s top independence appliance company that specialises in all appliances, electronics, furniture and bedding. They give the best deals and the best prices and everything is guaranteed.