For women, running a successful business might seem like a long journey but once you’re there, you’ll be happier than ever. A research has concluded that when it comes to confidence and salaries of working women the graph of their happiness (as compared with men) has taken a nosedive since 1970s.

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BUT all is not lost here.  Another — more recent — study proves that there is one domain where women are thriving, and are considered happier than men…“ENTREPRENEURSHIP”

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…And not only that more than half of these women want to expand their workforce to more than 5 employees.  Most women start or think about starting their own business between 35 to 44 years. This is the time when most women are busy raising their kids at home and thus the flexibility of entrepreneurship suits them.  Donna Kelly, professor of entrepreneurship and an author said,

“Clearly, entrepreneurship provides women a most satisfying career choice.”

WOMEN WITH ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES RANKED THEIR HAPPINESS NEARLY THREE TIMES AS HIGH AS WOMEN WHO ARE NOT ENTREPRENEURS.

Other than that, women who have their own business also earn more than those working for any employer. Taking this into numbers, women entrepreneurs on average makes $63,000 a year as compared with $63,000 of those working in a traditional 9 – 5 environment.  As the business develops, women entrepreneur are found to have a substantial boost in their well-being as well.

If you have just started your own business, you might not find yourself amongst the “happy league” but that can soon change as you progress.  Even at this stage, women entrepreneurs are happier than their male counterparts.

There is a definite link between happiness and confidence. According to American Psychological Association,

“The happiness-success link exists not only because success makes people happy, but also because positive affect engenders success”

Bottom Line:

I would say women entrepreneurial success is the key to confidence and a happier career and life. Who knows!  As more and more women begin to take entrepreneurship more seriously – the world can finally be a happier place!

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