Ladies - I`ve looked at your page and I see both of you are from northern California. Land of empowerment for women. That`s great and I`m happy for you. If you feel my message reinforces an "untrue stereotype" then it means you`re totally unaware of millions of women all over the US and billions around the world for whom those words ring soooooooo true.
I have clients in:
Texas, Florida, Missouri, Ohio, Montana, Washington, Minnesota, Hawaii, Wisconsin, Indiana - oh, and Canada and New Zealand. That`s just at the moment. Every one of these women have come to me because they started reading my posts and said, "My gosh, it`s like you`re telling me my life story. You`ve never met me and you`re reading my mind."
I lived in San Diego for ten years. I`m sure you must realize their is a difference in attitudes for and about women in Northern California than pretty much anywhere else on Planet Earth. It`s very difficult to take a person out of where they were raised and their cultural surroundings and help them see things through a different person`s lenses - that comes from different surroundings and environment. Despite your initial reaction to what I wrote there`s a huge group of women who read it and say, "Yep. Busted. That`s me."
Additionally, extensive research into how our male and female brains function differently are at play here as well. Maybe that information has been squelched in a feminist stronghold like San Francisco and Concord, but read "The Female Brain, by Louann Brizedene, MD (published in 2006). You think what I write is offensive? You`ll be REALLY jacked out of shape when you read that book - but it`s all based on very scientific research by a woman MD. And her book is one of dozens I`ve read on Mars-Venus differences between men and women. To say there are no differences in how women approach their business, marketing and selling is to ignore reality. Maybe it`s politically correct for you - but I could care less about political correctness. I care more about helping the people who need and want my help.
What I`m offering is one way - that I know gets women the results they want with their businesses. Amazing transformations take place. I attract the right people to me. And what they need might be an attitude that you got growing up and totally take for granted. That`s great for you. It could be that StartUpNation is loaded with women from N. California and/or who are all empowered and making all the money they want for now. I`m still too new around here to tell. But my message inbox doesn`t show that.
All the best,
Denise Michaels, Author, "Testosterone-Free Marketing"
PS: Does the thought of marketing drive you to chocolate? I`m looking for a very special woman who loves her business but hates selling and marketing. Tell me about your business and your challenges and I`ll tell you how I can help you have more fun, feel more confident and make a lot more money. All my marketing mentoring clients get results. Visit me at http://www.MentoringwithDenise.com