Think Reese Witherspoon, legally blonde. You want to be the girl that cannot only talk the talk but walk the walk. Oh no, dear overachiever, this doesn’t just happen on its own… It takes work! Being a girl boss has expectations to its title. So how do you become a not so pink version of a modern day Ella Woods? You gotta know what it takes.
Preparation from your physical appearance, punctuality and always being in the know, matters all round. People respect a well put together person from the inside out. A girl boss should always be organised, do her homework and be prepared to go the extra mile in knowing more than required. You always want to be ten steps ahead and never behind.
Nothing worth it ever comes easy. So yes, googling stats and coming up with solutions to every possible question in tomorrow’s meeting may cost you a few extra hours of sleep, but that’s a girl boss. Constantly sitting on her laptop on weekends, putting together the perfect outfit and a few back up ensembles for the day ahead, leaving two hours early to work to beat the traffic and even being the first to arrive and last to leave. The sacrifices are always worth the rewards (hello new promotion).
- Change in lifestyle
Its takes as long as 21 days to develop a new habit depending on the severity of what you’re trying to accomplish. A girl boss has her lifestyle in check. You don’t have to be perfect, nobody is but there are little things like having cereal every morning before you leave to work that can boost your energy throughout the day. These little changes can adapt easily into your lifestyle and then you can work on bigger ones like waking up an hour earlier or working out every morning.
- Discipline & Dedication
This is one of the hardest but most rewarding qualities of them all. Staying disciplined and dedicated in doing your best no matter what it takes is essential. This begins with your mind-set. Think like an athlete, who’s always working towards being nothing less than the best and doing whatever it takes to be number one. Being the boss means being the best.
Always remain humble. Yes, you’re the best but that doesn’t make you the queen of England. Kindness and gratitude go a long way. Helping the new office intern or bringing the janitor an extra sandwich does not make you any less of a girl boss, it only makes you a better person and earns you an even higher respect. True humility isn’t shouted out, it’s felt. Remember, we’re all human and we all need help now and again.
Alana – Mae