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The #1 Secret To Supercharge Your Small Biz

Have you ever asked your Grandmother for her secret recipe? She might have replied with something that sounded like, “Add a little of this, a little of that, a dash of salt and bake at 350 for 1 hour.” Your Grandma knows how to make her signature dish, but without written instructions the “secret” will remain a family secret forever.

The same is true for women and vision. Envisioning is a well kept secret that is not taught to girls, nor is “putting ourself out there” encouraged. Starting a conversation with the words, “I’m sorry….” is so habit forming that Pantene created an entire campaign around it titled, #SorryNotSorry.

Kristen Lucas, founder of Respect Her Hustle, is doing something about it. Kristen created a movement encouraging women to respect women who do not apologize for being strong, visionary leaders. We met when Kristen, a self-proclaimed HustlHer, hired me to be the keynote speaker for a powerful one day women’s conference, the EntreprenHer Summit at Clark University. Kristen’s message created the perfect environment to serve up my secret vision recipe, which was inspired by a Harvard Business Review study I discovered while researching my book, Success Secrets of a Million Dollar Party Girl. The study, titled Women and the Vision Thing, states:

“As a group, women outshone men in most of the leadership dimensions measured. There was one exception, however, and it was a big one: Women scored lower on “envisioning”—the ability to recognize new opportunities and trends in the environment and develop a new strategic direction for an enterprise.” – Harvard Business Review

Digging deeper, I created an unscientific study of my own, asking work-at-home-mom’s, direct sales superstars and small biz owners, “What’s your vision?” Time and time again, most of my unknowing subjects faltered, stammering their way through an answer that fit the definition of a goal, not a vision. Big difference. Goals are the baby steps that get you there, vision is the bigger picture. Maybe all women entrepreneurs needed was an easy-to-follow vision recipe that could be passed down and shared, like Grandmom’s apple cake.

Vision recipe by Lynn Bardowski

Before you set another goal, take a break and supercharge your small biz by mixing up my secret recipe to success. Bon appetit!

Ingredients: Passion, Purpose, Crazy Idea. No more than 10 words.

Mix 1/3 Passion with 1/3 Purpose.

Stir in 1/3 Crazy Idea.

Marinade overnight, then blend in massive action.

Season to taste.

Serve it up daily.

Heres a few examples:

Empower women to discover their glow. – Lynn Bardowski

Teach people how to live. – Martha Stewart

Create fashion that is comfortable and chic. – Coco Chanel

And, if you need help communicating your vision check out my online classes for communicating your vision with your marketing, branding and storytelling. Learn online in your PJ’s, while your vision is marinading.

Lynn Bardowski

Contributor, Chief Visionista, Author of Success Secrets of a Million Dollar Party Girl, Top 100 Small Biz Influencer, Speaker, and Radio Host

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Respect Her Hustle presents the EntreprenHER Summit this Fall!


It’s time to discover your inner Visionista!  Join Respect Her Hustle for a day of networking, hustling and fun with keynote speaker Lynn Bardowski of Million Dollar Party Girl!  The event is being held at Clark University in Worcester, MA.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through EventBrite!

Recognized as one of the Top 100 Small Biz Influencers in North America and Top 25 Women to Watch, audiences describe Lynn as a dynamo speaker who delivers a fun, engaging and high-impact presentation that inspires action!  Featured in Forbes, School for Startups Radio, Good Day Philadelphia, Enterprising Women Magazine, SJ Biz Outstanding Entrepreneurs and more, Lynn Bardowski is a sought after small biz/direct-sales expert.

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The day begins at 9am with breakfast and a meet/greet for attendees and speakers.  The day will kick off at 10am with a welcome from Respect Her Hustle FoundHER Kristen Lucas and Million Dollar Party Girl’s Lynn Bardowski!  From there, the day is filled with activities and more great information from Lynn to help you explore your inner visionista and find your hustle!

 By attending this summit, you will:

Create a clearly defined vision that will inspire you, and others, to take action!

  • Learn Lynn’s event marketing strategies to launching your product or idea!
  • Learn how to stand out in the crowd by creating your personal brand: the essence of what makes you, you!
  • Discover Lynn’s secret to creating a “buzz” and getting PR! Want to know how she got in Forbes? She’ll tell you.
  • Learn the key elements to writing a sizzling Bio and About page. Lynn will share a few of her #1 bestselling author secrets too!

Breakfast and Lunch is included in the ticket price!

Follow the FaceBook page to get more updates on speakers that will be a part of the event.  Too many to list on this page!

Sponsored by Respect Her Hustle and Clark University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program led by Amy Whitney.

Respect Her Hustle is more than just a t-shirt line.

During our recent video shoot for the Respect Her Hustle documentary, my good friend Kristie Raymond said something profound…

“This is part of a Revolution. ”

The words hung out there for a moment as I processed them.  And the more I thought about what she had said, the more I realized she was right.

Something magical happened that day.  We could all feel it.  And at the end of the day, as exhausted as we all were, we know it was the beginning of something really special.

I continue to feel it every day.  It reminds me of the “Random Acts of Kindness” campaign, but instead I see people, specifically women, looking for ways to acknowledge and show respect to other women.

Respect Her Hustle is so much more than just a t-shirt line.  It truly is a movement, and the t-shirts are just an expression and show of support for that movement.

I loved seeing this picture that was shared by Nikki Robertshaw aka DJ Nixx, that she received from a co-worker.  It truly put a smile on my face seeing a simple gesture to lift another woman up.


Stay tuned for more updates soon!

Love + Hustle

Kristen Lucas

FoundHER | Chief AmbassadHER of Hustle
Respect HER Hustle

#respectHERhustle #HERstory #HustleSquad

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HERstory: The HustleStory begins with being your best.

Here, Kristie tells us how she’s at her best.

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What is Respect Her Hustle all about?

I get this question a lot.  Respect HER Hustle started as something that was said about me.  I was on a conference call trying to raise the money for a film I was developing.  One of my male colleagues said, ‘I respect her hustle and I want to help get her movie made.’  We all laughed.  Later that day I started thinking it would make a great mantra.  I created one t-shirt and before I knew it everyone wanted a Respect Her Hustle shirt of their own. The Respect HER Hustle movement was born and thanks to all of the supporters so far, we are growing every day. THANK YOU!
Kristen Lucas
FoundHER | Chief AmbassadHER of Hustle

Respect HER Hustle

#respectHERhustle #HustleSquad

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