6 Ways to Crush It As a Business Woman

6 Ways to Crush It As a Business Woman

Being a successful business woman is hard work. You don’t have to tell us twice!
We love being perfectionists. We enjoy working hard to reap the rewards. And let’s face it; we even love being liked. That’s a lot of pressure to put on one person, so how do you accomplish all of these things while still keeping your sanity? We’ve complied a list of six things that can help you achieve greatness while still making it home in time for dinner.

A Successful Business Woman…

Isn’t Afraid to Fail

The number one thing we noticed from a long list of kick ass women crushing it at their jobs was this: they aren’t afraid to fail. They’ve come to realize that no one is perfect, and you can’t achieve success without first compromising some form of your work. But while they know failure is enviable, they also see the good in their misjudgments. They use them, learn from them and enjoy taking a step back to reassess the situation.

A common question they ask themselves – “How Can We Improve This?”

A Successful Business Woman…

Utilizes Their Potential in Others

If you think you can do everything yourself, you’re in for a surprise. If you’re looking to work your way up to the top, part of the way to do this is utilizing everyone’s strengthens to work as a team. This keeps group moral high and ensures that everyone is putting their best foot forward. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and when it comes to group working; dive right in and get to it! There’s no time to waste with power-struggle gossip – just work as a team to push through.

Embrace the Motto: “You can do ten things mediocre, or you can do one thing with complete success.”

A Successful Business Woman…

Is Confident in Themselves

Repeat after me. ‘You will be successful.’ A true lady boss believes they will be successful and has the confidence to follow through with it. Period. They pick themselves up off the floor, and brush off the small things. They aren’t afraid to take risks. They have a strong sense of ‘want’, along with a killer sense of business attire. They smile through thick and thin and never give up on themselves.

Tip: Ask yourself “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”

A Successful Business Woman…

Believes in Self-Care

I know we’ve said this before, but we’re going to say it again. You need to take care of your mental, physical and emotional health if you’re going to sustain your rock star status at work. This can mean hitting the gym to get rid of the stress, or scheduling in that yoga class consistently every Monday and Thursday. Whatever it is to you that helps you hit the refresh button on yourself, do it. Climbing the corporate ladder is hard work, so you’ve got to take care of number one!

Tip: While it’s tempting, cancelling a date with YOU is not an option. Try it!

A Successful Business Woman…

Changes Their Definition of Perfection

If you’re a list maker, listen up. Sometimes there is a time and a place to use this to your advantage. Should it help you stay organized? Absolutely. Should you stress out if you can’t complete all 30 tasks in an unreasonable time frame? Absolutely NOT! There are times when minimizing your list and prioritizing tasks can actually make you more productive. Don’t be afraid to scratch things off your to do list so they seem more achievable. Expecting perfection and not reaching it really takes a toll on our overall happiness. This mental struggle can weaken your confidence and show in your overall performance.

How do we overcome this? Remind yourself of all the qualities you have that make you great, and be more realistic in accomplishing tasks.

A Successful Business Woman…

Remains Humble

We know this sounds cliché, but do you really think one person built the Pyramids. Not a chance. In order to achieve great things, you need an army around you. This means that women who are successful in the workplace know how to build (and maintain!) successful relationships with friends and colleagues. Never underestimate the benefits of networking, and growing your circle. Just remember there is a fine line between using your connections and abusing your connections. Make sure you remain humble and always stay true to yourself. Thank those around you and reward them along the way.

Tip: Never forget where you started and always take the high road.