Boss Babe. We all know that one woman that appears like her life is put together. I’ll let you in on a little secret. No one has their life perfectly “put together”. Every woman struggles with something whether its body confidence, management, time, mental health, or finances. Being a boss is not about being perfect. Being a boss is about doing what you love, working hard and balancing life’s ups and downs to the best of your ability and looking damn good while doing it! Someone once told me I was a duck. They went on to explain that while I appeared to elegantly glide across the water, they knew beneath the surface I was feverishly, paddling away!
With that said, here are my top habits, 7 to be exact, for being a successful duck…I mean, Boss Babe.
Everybody’s hustle is different. Don’t compare your life to someone else’s. Strong women come in every size, shape, and color. Hear from others, but don’t compare your start to their end. Ever.
Life isn’t perfect. You will struggle. You will face hard times. The strength of character is revealed in how you dust off those shoulders and face life again.
Encourage. Encourage. Encourage.
Life is not a competition. Let me repeat this. Life is not a contest. There is no award at the end of this life for “Best Dressed” or “Best Life.” Encourage others. Be there for your fellow women. Girls tease. Women inspire. Boss babes motivate.
Confidence is key.
Every woman is beautiful. Every woman is made by God. Every woman is a masterful creation. You are worth it. Don’t ever tell yourself that you are not. If you need a boost of confidence, roll those shoulders back, hold that head high and strut your stuff. It works every time.
Be on time.
Be on time to business meetings. Be on time to lunch dates. Be on time or early for everything. Time management is key to achieving more and says a lot about you and says a lot about what you think of others.
Don’t take it personally.
This is a big one. Separate your business from your personal life. Do not let decisions made in the workplace affect your self-worth. Be diplomatic and stay away from petty drama. Always be kind, you will never regret taking the high road but you will regret lashing out.
Not every day is unicorns and fairies, a lot of days you are going to want to give up. Make a note of small wins, celebrate the completion of projects and practice a self-care Sunday every week. Believe that you can do it. Whenever I want to give up and throw in the towel I go back in time and see all of the things I have done in my career, all of the projects I created, the speaking engagements I did and all of the people I have had an impact on. Make a note of all of your wins so when times of discouragement occur, you can reflect on them.
Have faith in yourself boss babe. I believe in you:)