Dream It, Launch It, Live It, the second book by author and Founder/CEO of Women Who Launch, Victoria Colligan, uses as its starting point the notion that every woman is the entrepreneur of her own life. It recognises that no matter what the project, hobby, passion, start-up, business expansion, or career/life change of direction, women are always in the process of launching something. In this enjoyable and highly accessible read, Victoria brings to the table her extensive knowledge and experience of entrepreneurship, combined with over a decade of experience interacting with and interviewing thousands of entrepreneurial women, to make us realise that there is no single formula for success. Instead, there is a mindset change needed if we are to realise our entrepreneurial dreams and live the life we really want to.
If you are one of those millions of women out there who have long unfulfilled dreams of starting a business, and have great entrepreneurial ideas, but just can’t seem to take the first step, then this is a great book for you. If you feel there is always something holding you back from realising your entrepreneurial dreams, the answer could lie in radically approaching things differently. Dream It, Launch It, Live It, proposes adopting a new life code, changing your emotional blueprint, and acquiring a new and positive mental state that has worked for thousands of successful entrepreneurial women and which is guaranteed to move your life in a new direction.
“This book constitutes the tips, ideas, advice and observations that I have been evolving and sharing with the Ladies Who Launch community for over 10 years. What I’ve attempted to do here is take the concepts that have worked successfully in the entrepreneurial environment and extend their applications to life, happiness, and success in general, whatever your dreams and aspirations may be. I hope you’ll enjoy, engage, and most important, explore paths for not just living the dream, but living a life beyond your wildest.”
What is interesting about this book’s approach is that it provides insights and quick 5 minute practical exercises, devised by Victoria, that can be introduced into everyday life. She seamlessly merges both mental and actionable journeys that will help to get new dreams off the ground or take existing ones to the next level. What is refreshing is her down-to-earth, conversational yet spirited, voice which guides the reader through key actions and stepping stones throughout the book, which are at the same time both inspirational and supportive.
Victoria Colligan is a serial visionary with a deep insight into women’s entrepreneurship. As the founder of Ladies Who Launch in 2002, the first new media company to provide encouragement, advice and exposure to women entrepreneurs, Victoria created a platform that blends feminine sensibility with business as it relates to lifestyle, creativity and the bottom line. Victoria has elevated the company to celebrity status with her appearances on “The Today Show,” “The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch,” “ABC News,” “Jean Chatsky Radio,” “CBS News” and the “Morning Show with Mike and Juliet.” Victoria and Ladies Who Launch have also been featured in major print publications and online media sites; including, Entrepreneur, The New York Times, Working Mother, Fortune–Small Business, Time, Cosmopolitan, The Washington Post, Business Week, Women’s Wear Daily, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and MSNBC.com.
Victoria is the co-author of Ladies Who Launch: Embracing Entrepreneurship and Creativity as a Lifestyle. She has also contributed to Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneurial Soul, and is known for her coveted Daily Launch Tips on LadiesWhoLaunch.com, which are circulated to the 100,000 plus community of aspiring and established women entrepreneurs.
Prior to starting Ladies Who Launch, Victoria worked as director of content and business development for Amsale, a high-end wedding gowns designer, where she re-launched their Web site, started an online magazine and developed numerous profitable strategic partnerships. Victoria began her career as a corporate lawyer at Kelley Drye and Warren in New York. She holds a combined JD/MBA from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and a BA (Hons) from Brown University.
Find out more at www.dreamitlaunchitliveit.com
Why LoA loves it….
At LoA, we love the refreshing way that Victoria both inspires and provides practical support to all those women who are aspirant entrepreneurs, but are having difficulty getting started. The book is easy to read, easy to navigate, and makes the reader feel that they have a friend and mentor spurring them on to take the first important steps to becoming an entrepreneur themselves. Importantly, it has been written by someone who has been there, bought the T-Shirt, and can appreciate the ups and downs of becoming an entrepreneur, and therefore has a depth of empathy combined with practical experience and insight. A great read, we love it! --- LoA Editor