How to be the Ultimate Boss Lady
It's the year of female empowerment; it is the generation of uplifting and inspiring young Black Women! It is time for you to own your life and happiness like a boss!
In this Post I will Give you the 10 rules to be the Ultimate Boss Lady, that you can apply to level up your life:
Rule #1 Stay laser focused Boss Ladies accept that the past can’t be changed, keep their eyes on their prize, and strive to deliver results beyond what is expected. Whatever it is that you’re passionate about, commit and conquer. Even if you fail, you will have grown, and a boss lady recognizes that the path to success is often paved with unexpected dips and turns and roadblocks, and sometimes it even ends up leading us somewhere completely different than where we thought we were going.
Rule #2 – Boss Ladies come prepared They do their homework before a meeting, research both sides of an issue, ask questions, and listen thoughtfully to the answers. You might be a boss lady if you know how to work a room solo, can anticipate the needs of others, and have mastered the art of a hand written thank you note. Boss ladies are perpetual students and flexible learners who can and will amend their views as the world around them evolves and new information becomes available.
Rule #3 – Boss Ladies care about others We have a social responsibility to recognize the humanity in everyone and offer help to those in need. We live in a world much bigger than ourselves, and acknowledging the hardships that others face and contributing to someone else’s welfare helps us to stay connected with our humanity and our humility. Find meaningful ways to give back, and it doesn’t have to mean spending money.
Rule #4 – Boss Ladies value their personal well-being You can’t properly focus on the things that are most important to you if you’re continually set back by indulging your vices or ignoring health problems. Find what works for your mental health… maybe it’s meditation, CrossFit, or Candy Crush Saga. And don’t neglect your body.
Rule #5 – Boss Ladies set a good example for others They guard their reputations by making a consistent effort to be truthful, reliable, and generous. They honor their commitments, don’t badmouth other ladies or betray confidences, and they carefully consider the way that they interact with others (especially men) both personally and professionally. You might be a boss lady if you try your best to give everyone a chance but ultimately limit your interactions with negative or selfish individuals because you know that the company you keep is a reflection of yourself. A boss lady doesn’t bully or belittle others, thinks nothing of smiling at or complimenting strangers, and prides herself on being authentic because it is totally possible to be successful without sacrificing your own self-worth or walking all over other people.
Rule #6 – Boss Ladies forgive and forget At some point strangers, friends, and family alike are going to hurt you or disappoint you. React accordingly, but try not to hold a grudge. It takes a lot of effort to fuel dislike and negativity, and a boss lady doesn’t waste valuable energy on something so pointless. She also doesn’t waste time and energy on hopeless causes. She will dive in to save you from drowning and even administer CPR, but you may be on your own if you refuse to learn how to swim and continue to jump overboard without a life preserver. It has been said that performing the same action over and over again while expecting a different outcome is the definition of insanity, and you can forget about a boss lady falling into that cyclical nightmare. That being said, you never know what hardships someone else is dealing with and that’s why it’s important to be kind to others. Even a small gesture of kindness can have a profound impact, and you can be kind without being an emotional doormat to others.
Rule #7 – Boss Ladies adhere to a budget and limit their debts You might be a boss lady if you give serious thought to the consequences of outlaying large sums of cash or going into debt for an advanced degree, a luxury car, designer shoes, an expensive house or apartment, etc. For example, if you’re making an investment in your career by going to school, then some student loan debt is to be expected. But just because it’s become a “normal” thing to carry debts like this, don’t be fooled into believing that accumulating debt is a rite of passage into adulthood.
Rule #8 – Boss Ladies don’t base their self-worth on the opinions of others Don’t tie your self-worth to the number of likes received by your Facebook status update. If you find yourself attaching an unhealthy value to the way that others perceive you via social media, re-read the other commandments because you’re probably neglecting some important ones.
Rule #9 – Boss Ladies live at the edge of their comfort zone because that is where life truly begins. They don’t wallow in self-doubt and they don’t project doubt onto others who express a desire to explore and experience the foreign and unknown. Instead, a boss lady helps you to pack for your journey, and then drives you to the airport. You might be a boss lady if you know that tastes and preferences evolve as we mature, and things that we may have disliked before can suddenly become our newest obsession (brussel sprouts, skinny jeans, Robert Downey, Jr., anyone?). Expose yourself to new ways of living and thinking. Apply for your passport, and fill up the pages. Deprive yourself of what is already known and comfortable. Open wide and taste the rainbow, girls.
Rule #10 – Boss Ladies eat Fear for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You might be a boss lady if you realize that everyone is afraid of failing. The successful ones know how to accept fear, move beyond it, and rise to the occasion instead of letting anxiety cripple them. You don’t have to aspire to walk on the moon, either; sometimes a goal can be as simple as eating healthier and drinking more water. Likewise, it can be easy to give up when you’re talented and work hard but aren’t getting the break you think you deserve. Remember that you find good fortune by constantly moving forward and keeping your eyes and heart open for future opportunity; after all, you already know what the past looks like.