Thursday, January 17, 2013

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Boss Part II

Hello lovelies! So Monday I promised you a part two and never got around to it. This week has been crazy busy, so you'll have to excuse me. 

Monday I shared this image with you: 

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Boss: Five Questions to Ask Yourself

1. Is what you're doing going to land you where you want to be?

We all get so caught up in the day-to-day "housekeeping" of our lives, that sometimes we forget to set ourselves up for success. Things like "calling the insurance company, get dog food, go to the farmer's market, etc." take precedence in our lives before the meaningful things. Are you doing things every single day to give you the ammo to do what you'd like to be doing? Probably not. A successful boss is constantly thinking of the betterment of their business, which involves every decision they make. Sometimes it's better to miss out on sleep and fun in order to achieve a goal. That doesn't mean you never have fun, it just means you don't miss opportunity when it's a-knockin'.

2. Do you feel like a boss?

No one is going to take you seriously unless you take yourself seriously. And be comfortable with exactly who you are. I think success is merely a state of mind combined with action. But both ingredients must be there or no cigar.

3. Do you have clear cut business goals?

If you don't, you should work on those. The general "I want to be successful" ain't gonna cut it here. If you don't have very specific and defined goals, you'll never know if you're moving forward, backward, or sitting still. They give you something to compare your progress to. Have no fear, they can be edited if you change your mind. But not if you give up. :) 

4. Did you know being a "boss" doesn't mean you have to be bossy?

Wow, what a thought! There is nothing people hate more than someone who is a bossy know-it-all. Being a "boss" is in no way related to being bossy, arrogant, or demanding. It's actually the exact opposite.  That's where the "lady" part comes in...

5. Do you have a vision?

The answer to that is yes. You are a boss and can be successful because of your vision alone. Everyone should feel blessed that they have the power to have their own unique vision, and you should never waiver from that. Your vision is powerful! 

is it time to go back to bed yet?


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