Women all over the world are uniting right now with the launch of the much anticipated sequel – Sex and the City 2.
It's a time when girlfriends come together to dress up, drink cocktails and have some serious fun while living vicariously through the adventures of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte.
After the reviews it's received I'm still going to see it with my girlfriends – it's like a rite of passage every woman has to take. It's a time when girlfriends come together to dress up, drink cocktails and have some serious fun while living vicariously through the adventures of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte.
It stuck me that if you were to view your business personality as one of these four fabulous characters you might actually have a clear understanding of your style. So which character do you most resemble?
Carrie Bradshaw – The Iconic Neurotic
Love her or hate her, Carrie is notoriously led by her emotions and wears her heart on her sleeve. She's constantly craving acceptance and needs reassurance. Sometimes self and certainly self implied she does exhibit self-deprecating humor with which she tackles stereotypical issues.
I'm sure we can all relate, both personally and as entrepreneurs to being a little self involved. When we're trying to juggle so many hats and call on an array of skills on a daily basis, it's easy to get wrapped up in your own world, your struggles and successes and think it's all about you.
It's also common to doubt yourself, being overly critical of your abilities and to stress out at all the things you have to achieve. This is the time when humor can be a life saver, as can a great group of girlfriends to call on and tell you to get grounded at the same time as acknowledging your fabulousness.
No matter what be true to your own unique self and always remember that if all else fails and you're feeling it's all too much then put on a fabulous pair of high heels and a bold outfit and stride out into the world.
Samantha Jones – The PR Extraordinaire
Outspoken and a self-proclaimed "try-sexual" (meaning she'll try anything at least once), Samantha is my favorite character. Her candid and honesty endear her to me and her sexual exploits just blow me away.
I'm not sure if I should be proud or worried that my friends labeled me as Samantha the other day, but I'm certain that if I wanted a PR specialist on my side, she'd be it.
Her dynamism and open-minded attitude, plus her ability to take life by the horns and embrace is something we should look to emulate much more often.
Especially when we are focused too much in the day to day running of our business and want to step away and look at our business from a fresh perspective. Learn to view your business from a PR standpoint, how would you best like to be represented?
If life is throwing you more challenges than you care to deal with, take a leaf out of Samantha's book and embrace them with a go-getter attitude, use them to your advantage and make sure you enjoy yourself along the way! What have you got to lose?
Miranda Hobbes – The Brazen Careerist
A career-minded lawyer with extremely cynical views on men and relationships, Miranda represents that woman who feels she has to act more masculine in order to be taken seriously in her work.
She's a workaholic but eventually finds a way to balance career, being single, and motherhood – something to admire.
She also exhibits a softer side and is an amazing confidante. One of those solid, reliable and honest friends you need at your side when taking the entrepreneurial path. Smart, logical and ambitious, she's definitely got it going on in her own unique way.
A determined and ambitious attitude can get you far and life so long as you balance it with your softer side and do not forget about your feminine needs.
Charlotte York – The Eternal Optimist
As the most conservative and traditional of the group, Charlotte places more emphasis on true love and family values. I love Charlotte's eternal optimism on life and love although she's the character I relate very much, giving up on her career as an art dealer for her first marriage is not something I'd personally consider.
A family woman at heart she presents a straight forward attitude and caring nature. Dependable and courteous, Charlotte strikes me as the type of person who'd go over and above with professionalism in any aspect of business. Something we can all aim for.
And let's face it, sometimes conservatism is a trait that some entrepreneurs would do well to take in small doses.
Key Takeaway: Stay true to your core values, know that there is strength in some traditions that can be translated to the quality of your work and the integrity of your business.
Which character are you?