Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Love who you are, and what you do. Do it all as a proudly passionate real female entrepreneur.

Make a list of the characteristics people most admire about you. You’ll need to solicit the help of your family and friends for this one. The process will help define who you are—and what you do. Remember, these are the characteristics that make you real. Let them shine in a real way.

Linda Alvarado is an American entrepreneur who started her own construction company in 1976 with a $2,500 loan from her parents. Alvarado Construction, based in Denver, has become one of the fastest growing commercial general contracting firms in the country. In fact, it was one of three firms that built the new stadium for the Denver Broncos, and it was also part of the construction of the Denver International Airport and the Colorado Convention Center. Still, people really noticed Alvarado in 1991. That’s the year she became the first Hispanic to own a major baseball franchise--the Colorado Rockies. In addition to being the recipient of numerous awards, she also served on President Clinton’s Advisory Commission of Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. Clearly, Alvarado loves what she does—and she does it as a proudly passionate female entrepreneur.

How about you? Do you love who you are—and what you do? Leave a comment!

For more inspiration, check out my recent article about expressing your unique personal brand as a marketable business brand on WomenEntrepreneur.com.


Anonymous said...

Love who I am and what I do? Hmmm, it's getting there. I'm on a mission to explore life's possibilities and this is the year that everything is falling into place. Love, success and happiness are all a matter of ones perception and well, mine is pretty darn good. The entrepreneur world is where I am most comfortable. By the way, congrats on the top book list...way to go!

k-rosenberg said...

Hey Kaira,

Thank you for posting this inspiring blog! It's amazing to see the progress women are making in the business world. In fact, women account for nearly half of the home businesses in the United States right now! It's truly a time of change, and with passion and drive, we can truly accomplish great things. Linda Alvarado is a prime example of this.

I'm an official Microsoft ambassador and right now we're really trying to scale up our connections with influential bloggers like yourself. I'd love to share with you some of the stuff we've been doing in the last couple months to help women entrepreneurs; we're really committed to providing all the necessary resources to help women start, grow and expand their business.

We just wrapped up a women's entrepreneurial tour across the US; the response and turn-out was great!

I'd really love your take on these offerings we have right now; I would have contacted you via email but I didn't know which was the best way to reach you.

Thank you so much, I hope I didn't overstep my bounds by directly contacting you. Definitely get back to me if I’ve piqued your interest-- I’d love to share more info with you.

Official Microsoft Ambassador