Last week we started venturing into a playlist for entrepreneurs. Digging into how important music can be for the mindset and motivation of an entrepreneur. Now we want to continue exploring songs of motivation specifically made by women and for women entrepreneurs.
Songs for Women Entrepreneurs
Fight Song by Rachel Platten:
The song lyrics begins just like any business. “Like a small boat. On the ocean. Sending big waves. Into motion…I might only have one match. But I can make an explosion.” Owning your own business can make you feel like a small piece of a big puzzle. No matter how small, your business can make a great and lasting impact.
As entrepreneurs seek to make an impact, women particularly find themselves battling to be heard. Whether by overthinking what they haven’t said or simply being ignored. They can scream or speak to be heard. “And all those things I didn’t say. Wrecking balls inside my brain. I will scream them loud tonight. Can you hear my voice this time?” As an entrepreneur being a woman shouldn’t negate your chances at success. And for anything standing in your way, remember this is your fight song.
Rise by Katy Perry:
From the start, this song sings for any business owner that has ever been doubted. “I won’t just survive. Oh, you will see me thrive. Can’t write my story. I’m beyond the archetype. I won’t just conform. No matter how you shake my core.”
Women entrepreneurs can be made out to be an archetype or told they should conform. But the truth is every business and even businesses led by women are different. For any entrepreneur finding themselves being pressured to fit the mold, remember no one else can write your story. You are the author of your story, you and your business will rise.
Chandelier by Sia:
A chandelier itself can be a sign of wealth or success. Sometimes chasing that success in your own business can have you living the words of this song. “But I’m holding on for dear life. Won’t look down, won’t open my eyes…’Cause I’m just holding on for tonight.” Even if you find yourself struggling, it’s worth holding on to your dreams and goals. Taking it one day or night at a time.
Songs of Confidence
Confident by Demi Lovato:
Whether you’re a woman leading people or managing your own business, your confidence isn’t treated equally. Demi could be speaking about a ton of things, but one thing is for sure, every female leader can understand. “I’m the boss right now…So you say I’m complicated. That I must be out my mind. But you’ve had me underrated…What’s wrong with being confident?”
No matter how people decide to see you, don’t ever think there’s anything wrong with being confident. Becoming an entrepreneur isn’t easy let alone being a woman and doing it. It requires a lot of confidence and commitment. You’re not crazy, you’ve made a decision to lead your own path. And that is an admirable thing.
BO$$ by Fifth Harmony:
It’s all in the name. Just like these women, you’re a boss and you’re the boss. “Working for my money. Cuz that’s what my momma taught me. Boss… Michelle Obama. Purse so heavy gettin’ Oprah dollas.” Many women leaders learned their drive and dedication from their mothers. Or they aspire to make their mothers proud as they forge their way forward. Even if you didn’t learn from your mother, women like Michelle Obama and Oprah are iconic examples of boss women. Just like them, you can be your own boss and inspire others.
Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys:
A must be classic for every girl boss out there. “This girl is on fire. Looks like a girl but she’s a flame. So bright she can burn your eyes. Better look the other way. You can try but you’ll never forget her name. She’s on top of the world.” Women entrepreneurs everywhere are on fire. Transforming the business world to never be forgotten. For moments when you lose sight of this, turn on this track.
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In case you missed the first list, you can check out the first playlist. Make sure to stop by the site next week for the next entrepreneur playlist!
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This article originally published on GREY Journal.