While I was in corporate America, I dreamt of becoming a full-time entrepreneur. At the time, everyone I knew was also a part of the system. Thank goodness for the internet. There I found countless examples of successful people who launched their own company. Back then, the silicon boom was still in effect. So all of the stories featured 20 something males who lived in San Fransisco.
Times have changed. Now pretty much anyone can launch and scale their own brand. This is good news for us because there’s tons of inspiration available. Even though I’ve been on my own for 3 years, I still look for women who are out there doing their thing! Today, I’d like like to share a few of my entrepreneurial inspirations and why they’re each so amazing!
I’ve followed Olori since before Instagram was a thing. Back then she was a full-time celebrity stylist who’s worked with the likes Teyana Taylor, Keyshia Cole, and many more. She ran a blog that featured some behind the scenes activities required to be a top stylist. I loved how transparent she was…..and still is.
Olori has embraced social media and uploads countless stories each and every single day. Her content ranges from mindset advice, business strategy, to behind the scenes looks at her Olori Swank photo shoots. Olori Swank is the clothing brand she launched years ago. I’ve received so much inspiration from watching her stories. Not only that, Olori is a great cook and will often share step by step recipes for her delicious meals. When she’s working on her health & fitness, she takes us along on that journey as well. This woman doesn’t stop giving out advice. I feel like I’m always learning or being reminded of something whenever I consume her content.
I’m a relatively new follower of Nichole and, let me tell you, this woman has an exciting future ahead. Nichole is the owner of a clothing boutique and she is the face of the brand. This woman has an insane work ethic and dreams big. You can often find her hosting extended Instagram Live sessions where she answers endless questions from followers who too want to experience the success she’s had. Not long ago, Nichole was waiting tables and, after an altercation with a disgruntled customer, she realized that she wanted to do something greater than “getting someone’s water.”
The rest is history, now she runs a six-figure a month business and is creating the life of her dreams. Here she is doing a little bit of dream building by visitng the type of home that she’d like to manifest one day.
Nichole’s favorite piece of advice for success is “consistency.” This is clearly evident in her work. She produces an incredible amount of high-quality content on a daily basis. The girl loves what she does and never stops working. She’s even offering mentorship programs for those who want to work closely to launch their own fashion brand. Even though she’s in a different industry that I am, I still receive inspiration and insight from just watching Nichole do her thing.
Necole Kane is a blogger who’s been around forever. She used to run a celebrity blog that many of you have probably heard of. A few years ago, she decided to change paths and create a website that was more aligned with who she had become. I didn’t really start following Necole until a friend of mine sent me a story of Necole holding up a vision board. I’m always up for more inspiration so I instantly followed.
Necole is a professional fitness competitor so you’re sure to get some health and fitness inspo from her. Beyond that, Necole surrounds herself with women who are also making big moves. Lastly, Necole’s website features stories of other women of color who are living their dreams
It’s amazing to watch the journeys of these wonderful women. Lookout for more features, in the future, of entrepreneurial superstars that inspire us to be better.
If you follow any girl bosses who are winning and sharing their journey with their audience, please share in the comments so we can follow.