What the Pilgrims Can Teach
Female Entrepreneurs

by Penina Rybak MA/CCC-SLP
Author: The NICE Reboot
What the Pilgrims Can Teach
Female Entrepreneurs
November 2013

* This slideshow contains information that is both copyrig...
Thanksgiving.....a time to hit the "pause" button and 
collectively reflect on the bounty we've been given; tangible 
and ...
A cultural shift is in order, about the nature of free
enterprise and the global economy. We American
women also need to k...
There is much we can learn much from the history of the
Pilgrims; about life, about entrepreneurship. Here are 3
lessons I...
1. On Business:
Having a moral imperative facilitates one's mission 
statement and implementation of it.
The Pilgrims crossed the ocean, braving
weather and illness, to start anew in a country
they were unfamiliar with, where t...
There is a moral code by which all entrepreneurs
need to live by, so that there is both civic
engagement and leadership, a...
2. On Education:
Having a willingness to collaborate and barter one's 
services for it facilitates one's networking and 
c...
The Pilgrims suffered greatly, that first winter of 1620 at
Plymouth Plantation. Food was scarce, and only 50 of the 102
s...
Successful entrepreneurship hinges on educating oneself
about problem solving to produce disruptive innovation;
a game cha...
3. On Work/Life Balance:
Having a "minimalist mentality" facilitates one's cash flow 
and longevity.
The Pilgrims were notoriously frugal and even said to
live rather austere lives. Part of it may have been
circumstance and...
A bootstrapping entrepreneur learns the danger of wasting
company resources by outsourcing what you can really do
yourself...
We can learn to better balance our own
humanity and inner voice with the voices of
others, spread by social technology.......
We can better balance our needs and
wants; the "stuff" clamoring to be
purchased, the instinct to hoard
knowledge/resource...
Like the Pilgrims, we need to take the first step
to true autonomy.....
Let that first step begin now!
The NICE Reboot: How To Become a Better Female Entrepreneur­
How to Balance Your Craving for Humanity and Technology in 
T...
by Penina Rybak MA/CCC-SLP, TSHH
CEO Socially Speaking LLC
Director: The NICE Initiative for Female Entrepreneurship
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Taken from my Huffington Post article on 11/18/13:
We American women need to kick-start a paradigm shift in the way business, education, and work/life balance are all viewed in this country. We need to come up with different solutions and outcomes, so that all people can flourish; not just pockets of people, scattered across this great country. There is much we can learn much from the history of the Pilgrims; about life, about entrepreneurship. Here are 3 lessons I've learned that I wanted to share at Thanksgiving time in the USA, November 2013.

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What Pilgrims Can Teach Female Entrepreneurs

  1. 1. What the Pilgrims Can Teach Female Entrepreneurs by Penina Rybak MA/CCC-SLP Author: The NICE Reboot
  2. 2. What the Pilgrims Can Teach Female Entrepreneurs November 2013 * This slideshow contains information that is both copyrighted by and the intellectual property of Penina Pearl Rybak, CEO Socially Speaking LLC, All Rights Reserved.
  3. 3. Thanksgiving.....a time to hit the "pause" button and  collectively reflect on the bounty we've been given; tangible  and intangible. That's something also becoming more scarce  in today's on­the­go mindset of busyness vs. productivity....
  4. 4. A cultural shift is in order, about the nature of free enterprise and the global economy. We American women also need to kick-start a paradigm shift in the way business, education, and work/life balance are all viewed in this country. We need to come up with different solutions and outcomes, so that all people can flourish; not just pockets of people, scattered across this great country....
  5. 5. There is much we can learn much from the history of the Pilgrims; about life, about entrepreneurship. Here are 3 lessons I've learned that I wanted to share.....
  6. 6. 1. On Business: Having a moral imperative facilitates one's mission  statement and implementation of it.
  7. 7. The Pilgrims crossed the ocean, braving weather and illness, to start anew in a country they were unfamiliar with, where they could live a life of religious and economic freedom. The two were intertwined.
  8. 8. There is a moral code by which all entrepreneurs need to live by, so that there is both civic engagement and leadership, as well as profit, for others to benefit from. Philanthropy and honesty are two crucial character traits to hone. Today's global consumers are craving meaningful thought leadership that inspires, and transparency that fosters trust....
  9. 9. 2. On Education: Having a willingness to collaborate and barter one's  services for it facilitates one's networking and  creativity.
  10. 10. The Pilgrims suffered greatly, that first winter of 1620 at Plymouth Plantation. Food was scarce, and only 50 of the 102 settlers survived the hunger and disease. Enforced isolation and a mistrust for "outsiders", especially the surrounding tribes of Native Americans, further exacerbated the situation. The Pilgrims needed to be educated on the resources and agricultural realities of their new habitat. They needed to learn creative problem solving skills, especially their negotiating skills with others, to survive. They needed to study new "primers" and work together and network, so that they wouldn't perish.
  11. 11. Successful entrepreneurship hinges on educating oneself about problem solving to produce disruptive innovation; a game changing service/product that helps people with their quality of life. Collaboration involves education about variables and the viewpoints of others, and learning how to problem solve and barter one's skills/services in order to have opportunities to be mentored and mentor others. It's a necessary cycle that is easier than ever, thanks to our shrinking global neighborhoods and the meaningful use of social technology.....
  12. 12. 3. On Work/Life Balance: Having a "minimalist mentality" facilitates one's cash flow  and longevity.
  13. 13. The Pilgrims were notoriously frugal and even said to live rather austere lives. Part of it may have been circumstance and part of it may have been faith. But a streamlined life helps one do work that really matters. Living with less makes one more appreciative and innovative about life.
  14. 14. A bootstrapping entrepreneur learns the danger of wasting company resources by outsourcing what you can really do yourself, pacing yourself financially, and understanding what is essential to marketing your business and what is "swag". An entrepreneur with environmentalist tendencies learns the value of promoting sustainability and recycling efforts for the greater good. A visionary sees the value in cognitively harnessing time and avoiding perfectionism, for better work/life balance, ability to live in the moment, and understand of the Big Picture.....
  15. 15. We can learn to better balance our own humanity and inner voice with the voices of others, spread by social technology.....
  16. 16. We can better balance our needs and wants; the "stuff" clamoring to be purchased, the instinct to hoard knowledge/resources, the peer pressure to remain static, to conform.....
  17. 17. Like the Pilgrims, we need to take the first step to true autonomy.....
  18. 18. Let that first step begin now!
  19. 19. The NICE Reboot: How To Become a Better Female Entrepreneur­ How to Balance Your Craving for Humanity and Technology in  Today’s Startup Culture ✰ Publisher: Maven House Press ✰ Coming to Amazon and iBooks too!
  20. 20. by Penina Rybak MA/CCC-SLP, TSHH CEO Socially Speaking LLC Director: The NICE Initiative for Female Entrepreneurship Twitter: @PopGoesPenina Entrepreneurship website: www.niceinitiative.com YouTube: Storytellergal Pinterest: Peninaslp Join the Journey for Change! * This slideshow contains information that is both copyrighted by and the intellectual property of Penina Pearl Rybak, CEO Socially Speaking LLC, All Rights Reserved.

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