Every successful working woman is something to be admired. It’s not easy to work to the top, especially in some industries which might be extremely male-oriented. Adding extra praise on top of this can seem patronizing, as it assumes the powerful woman had to swim upstream and was not extremely competent from the start.
However, sometimes the mindset and drive for success takes time to develop. It comes partly from experience, the rest comes from intent. Women who are driven are often stigmatised as tough, ruthless and hard compared to their male counterparts who are viewed as powerful and going after what's rightfully theirs. Overcoming this is often a huge step for women when it comes to really pursuing their career aspirations. This is where she starts to truly become a boss.
The boss mindset is important for not only women in business, but to ALL women.
Here are 3 qualities all boss ladies possess:
Stability at home
If you don’t feel stable and connected in the roots of your life, it can be hard to attain that confident mindset that helps you overcome the challenges life and work will throw at you. This isn’t to say your home life needs to be roses 100% of the time, but you'll find a happy, stable home life will have a ripple effect into your work, relationships and other facets of your world.
It's also important that you love your home! Make it your happy place. The place where you come to relax and unwind from the pressures of daily life. It doesn't have to be the most luxurious home, (don't google luxury apartments for sale if you can't afford one!), but it should make you feel a sense of calm. Again, this will have a ripple effect into all the other areas of your life.
They can say ‘No’
As women, we're natural born people pleasers. Our instinct to nurture means we can sometimes be taken advantage of by those who know we struggle to set boundaries.
Learning to say 'no' in its foundation is important, but so is learning how to use ‘no’ correctly, firm or gently depending on the situation. Whether you have to say 'no' to a colleague at work, your partner or a friend who is pushing the boundaries, it's important that you have the confidence in your convictions, and not suffer the guilt afterward!
A Burning Passion
If you don't have a burning passion for who you are and what you do, what do you have?
Life can be stressful, and often dealing with some of the hard situations well aren’t simply a matter of money, but of patience, interest, passion and the willingness to learn. Think of a head chef running their kitchen. They needs a love of food for the entire process to be something they truly enjoy.