More from Mommy Millionaire Kim Lavine:
The word “revolution” may be one of the most overused words of the last year. Watch TV for a half hour and you’re probably going to see it mentioned in at least one commercial. Everybody wants to deliver a revolutionary idea that is going to capture a huge segment of the population and drive them into some kind of suddenly self-conscious social group, so that marketers can market to them. But out of all the people claiming a revolution, this one is for real and it’s flying just under the radar of the nation’s consciousness, about to explode.
As I pointed out in my book MOMMY MILLIONAIRE, there are 11 million women entrepreneurs in this country. That’s 40% of all businesses. That number never fails to shock whatever media person I’m talking to. But what is perhaps more shocking, is that women are starting businesses today at two times the rate of men. The US Census Bureau predicts that by 2025, 55% of all businesses in the US will be owned by women.
It’s not just that these numbers are revolutionary. It’s the social conditions behind them that are driving this sea change where the real revolution lies. According to a recent poll by Oprah, out of 38 million women with children in the US, two- thirds of the working moms who responded said they would quit work and stay home with their kids if they could. Among the stay-at-home moms, more than one-third wished they worked outside the home. The truth is, the technology of the 21st century is changing our daily lives in new and revolutionary ways, radically transforming the 9 to 5 workday and family world. Fed up with the corporate world, women are taking their own destinies into their hands and following their dreams in record numbers. Never before has it been so distinctly possible for women to have it all!
But this isn’t a women’s revolution. It’s a family revolution.
It’s not a political revolution. It’s an economic revolution.
It’s not a technological revolution. It’s a communication revolution.
Many of my “Daddy Millionaires” have written to me lately to remind me how they’re part of this revolution too. One of them is Dan Gosling at http://www.chopsaver.com . Visit Dan’s site and you’ll realize how he deftly he’s used this new communication revolution to launch a grass roots campaign that has taken his product into distribution across the world. To hear more about my definition of the “New Grass Roots” and how to launch your own successful campaign, tune into The Good Life Radio Show with Jesse Dylan on September 26th at 2:45 when I will be interviewed.
As we lead this revolution across the world, let’s make sure we focus on substance, not image, on detailed resource, not the promise of information, on inspiration and support, and not an impossibly-high standard that only a few gifted with exclusive educations and career choices can attain. Let’s make sure to support each other with hope, honesty and faith. There’s enough for everyone to go around.
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Kim is the President and Founder of Green Daisy, Inc—a lifestyle brand focused on balancing life with love ™--and the best selling author of Mommy Millionaire. Kim has appeared on The Today Show, Rachel Ray, NBC & ABC news, CNN, CNBC's "The Big Idea" with Donny Deutsch, LifetimeTV.com, and has been featured in USA Today, Country Living, Guideposts, Women's World, American Baby and on NPR and Oprah & Friends Radio Network. Kim is on a mission to encourage women to follow their dreams, inspiring them with hope, honesty and faith.
"Everything begins with a search for something better--a dream, an idea, the courage to face a challenge, and the passion to get it done.
You can do it.
Believe in yourself.
Change the rules.
Join the revolution."