The Girl boss is the one thing you want to be. You’ve decided on your dream, you have gone after your goals.
May or may not have achieved them, and maybe you’ve adopted the habits. Every Girl Boss has to the extreme and yet you wonder ‘what does she have that I don’t?’
So I’m going to tell you the 10 things you might be overlooking. Completely ignoring that makes a Girl boss very successful.
You might know some of these and might either be ignoring them or deem them not important. Well, there are. Let’s get started.
The 10 things a Girl Boss has that you don’t.
1. A morning routine
The first thing you do in the morning will determine the outcome of your whole day. So by starting your day right, you maximize the positive influence of what you do throughout the day.
Therefore, setting the tone for the new day is extremely important. The best way to do so is to form good habits to start your day right.
The morning is the best time to do that because your highest willpower is right after you wake up from sleep. That’s why you hardly get tasks done that you plan them during the evenings.
Establishing a routine makes it easier to get done since it’s like a chain, when you do a task it automatically fuels you to the next one, those series of habits is what makes your morning routine.
Your morning routine should consist of tasks depending on your lifestyle and business.
As for me, my morning routine would look like this:
Say my prayers & give gratitude
Listen to a short podcast
get ready for school
As I said depending on your lifestyle, some of these tasks could be exercise, do yoga, read a business book, study, get some work done, meditate, etc.
Whatever would give your girl boss motivation is that makes you feel good should be done when you wake up. The most important thing though is giving gratitude, you should never forget to do that, giving gratitude is as simple as saying thank you for 5 things you have in your life.
2. A life vision & a goal:
A vision is what you see when you look into your future, it’s how you see yourself, what you do. The way you impact others, what your dream life is, but it’s greater than just a business or materialistic want.
It’s how you feel, how you’ve impacted lives, what you want to be known for. That’s your vision and it’s fueled by what you know to be your purpose in life.
Living without purpose is simply just living, waiting for the rest of the world to decide where you belong and what you deserve. Every girl boss, know that her life is in her hands, and so is yours too.
You should ask yourself, where I see myself in the next 5 years? The next ten years? Then make a goal, something you can reach every week or month to make that life happen.
3. A goal:
Every girl boss has a goal, a goal is the ultimate soul of your dream, the one thing you will achieve to get your dream life.
Everyone can dream about living in the Bahamas, with a mansion and a beautifully happy Family, but unless you decide on that thing you would do you get it then it’ll just be a dream.
Let’s look at Suzy for instance:
Suzy’s dream is to travel the world and inspire to live their dream people. Suzy’s goal could be to create a platform where she can impact the lives of others, make $100,000 dollars. When she does that she will be able to live her dream life.
It could be anything really and all you have to do is sit down for a few minutes with yourself and ask yourself what you want.
4. A plan:
A plan is broke down goal. Having a destination is a really good thing, but without having the directions you’ll get lost, get frustrated and give up on that goal.
Think about all it will take to get that goal, the small steps and plan them out.
Let’s look at Suzy’s life again:
Suzy’s goal is to start a platform which inspires people and get $100,000. Suzy will break down her goal to smaller goals.
To get a platform which inspires people, Suzy needs a
- A podcast
- A YouTube channel
- Or social media accounts
Which she would use to start connecting with people, help people which in turn creates a strong community of people who like Suzy and believe she inspires them.
But to get those platforms, Suzy should break her goal into
- Start a YouTube channel/buy hosting for her blog/open social media accounts
- Create content to help her reach her target audience
- Connect with like-minded individuals and network
- Read books and courses on growing her platform
- Apply them
- Engage with her audience, etc.
By the end of this, she’ll have like 20 tasks to do before reaching that one big goal which will give her her best life.
What Suzy will then do is she will assign dates and times for every task so she’ll be able to complete them before 5 years and Suzy will become the next girl boss.
It doesn’t have to be that long though, it all depends on what you want and how you can do it, you will do it if you want to succeed.
5. A reading list:
There are no girl bosses or successful people that don’t read books. Self-help books, personal development books, books in their fields, and books of the world. Knowledge is power if you want to succeed.
Your value is not in what you have or what you do, everything is temporary except what you have in your brain. Except if you lose your memory of course. But when you lose everything, when you don’t know what to do, your knowledge will guide you and open a pave a new path for you.
Let’s look at Suzy again:
If Suzy focuses her time and energy on learning about travel and let’s say planes can fly anymore, she’s going to be devastated and would go on a spiral into depression and series of failure down to the bottom. Unless she realizes that there’s hope and believes she can start all over, that’s the end for Suzy.
But if Suzy learnt about financing too, or even writing, she would be devastated too for das, but then she’ll realize she has something else, Suzy will pick up herself and start a freelancing side hustle, until she picks up her footing. When the travel industry is back so she’ll go back or shell realize that writing is really great too.
You should always have a reading list. There are millions of books on self-help, personal growth, business, which are all lessons learned from the people that have done it. Reading those books will save you years of experiment and failure.
Having confidence is critical to achieving your success, whether you think highly of yourself or not, will affect your self-belief and how well you perform. You should have confidence in who you are as a person, what you believe in and you should be confident in your abilities to make it work.
It’s all about marketing yourself to the world unless you show people that you have it no one is going to believe you do. You don’t have to figure it all out but one simple tip is to fake it till you make it.
7. A journal:
A journal, a diary, a notepad, a board. Whatever it is that will allow you to write down your goals and ideas.
Every Girl boss knows the importance of not just planning out your goals but writing them down. Writing your goals makes it stick to your brain and makes it 65% more possible to be carried out.
Writing your goals or anything that comes to mind that inspires you will also make you less likely to forget them. Even if you don’t end up doing it, you’ll have ideas to go back to when you no longer have inspiration.
There are a lot of resources that can help you, if you’re less likely to write then you can use an app, but writing is key here.
There are a lot of planners and notebooks that make it a lot easier but for me, I prefer empty pages, my thoughts come messy with a rush of excitement, it’s when my head is clear, that I sit down organize everything. You know yourself best, just find what works for you.
8. The right mindset for success:
Having a success and growth mindset is the most crucial thing to success, if you don’t have the right qualities, the right tools, that mindset lets you know you can grow and improve in certain areas.
It’s that same mindset that keeps you motivated when things don’t look so bright. Having a growth mindset will keep you learning, it’s that same mindset that will help you, fuel you to keep up with these tips to become successful.
Here are 5 easy girl boss mindsets to start adapting:
- Having optimistic positive thoughts
- Believing mistakes show you the right way to do things so you avoid other mistakes
- Believing you are worthy of a better future and you will have it
- Believing even though you might not have everything you need, you have it in you to learn and keep improving till you get to what you want to be
- Never quit. Believing that the hardest part is at 91% and the success comes at 97%. Believing after the hardship there is ease and if you keep fighting for it you will get it.
9. Self-care routine:
Self-care is important if you want to live a life that’s productive, fulfilling, and that you feel good about. It doesn’t have to be called self-care, what’s important is you taking time to rest and care for yourself, not allowing your dreams to be more important than you.
Remember, you can’t put out what you don’t have. All that girl boss energy needs fueling.
Whatever little thing that makes you feel better about yourself, body and state of mind, its worth sparing a few minutes for.
10. A skincare/beauty routine:
Beauty is not everything but if you don’t take care of your appearances, you can’t really control much else, the first thing people judge you on is how you dress and look. You should be healthy, look presentable and confident in your own skin.
It’s not about the makeup or an expensive skincare routine, taking care of your appearance is a great confidence booster, when you look good you feel good.