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Own It

Written By: Carol Roth | Comments Off on Own It
Drop the Qualifiers and Answer the Damn Question 

If you are going to be in business, you have to have the confidence to own what you do and who you are. 

If someone asks what you do, don’t start with:

“It may sound silly…”

“I just got started, so…”

“You’re probably won’t find this interesting, but”

If someone asks what you do, what you are up to or what your recent accomplishments are, just answer the damn question.  And while you are at it, be proud.  If you think what you are doing is silly, then why are you doing it?  And if you don’t, then don’t assume others will find it silly either.  Have the confidence to share your vision, achievements and work without making excuses.  It is this attitude and outlook that will help you to move forward and be more successful. 

This is another post inspired by the amazing Liz Strauss, who tells folks similar things all of the time and now has me doing it too!

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Carol Roth is a national media personality, ‘recovering’ investment banker, investor, speaker and author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Entrepreneur Equation. She is a judge on the Mark Burnett (Shark Tank, The Voice, Survivor, The Apprentice) produced technology competition series, America's Greatest Makers, airing on TBS and Host of Microsoft's Office Small Business Academy show. Previously, Carol was the host and co-producer of The Noon Show, a current events talk show on WGN Radio, one of the top stations in the country, and a contributor to CNBC, as well as a frequent guest on Fox News, CNN, Fox Business and other stations. Carol's multimedia commentary covers business and the economy, current events, politics and pop culture topics. Carol has helped her clients complete more than $2 billion in capital raising and M&A transactions. She is a Top 100 Small Business Influencer (2011-2015) and has her own action figure. Twitter: @CarolJSRoth