5 Characteristics Of A #GirlBoss That Makes Her Successful & Badass
What does it take to be a girl boss in this era? It isn’t easy being a woman who dreams of a high-flying career. For most women, the career and business path isn’t always 100% clear because the world may be against us, like the economy, sexism at the workplace, and even having children, which may set us back a few years.
It’s difficult to achieve our millionaire dreams, but it’s not impossible. With lots of hard work, we could all really be girl bosses in the future. After all, we are the future, and we’ve got successful ladies to prove it.
Since today is International “Be A Millionaire” Day, we figured we’d gather a list of characteristics of a #GirlBoss to motivate you towards your six-figure dreams.
1. To a girl boss, the limit does not exist.
“Fortune does favour the bold and you’ll never know what you’re capable of if you don’t try.” – Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg has shown women all over the world that the glass ceiling only exists if you believe it does. She’s the COO of Facebook and the author of Lean In: Women, Work and The Will To Lead, so we’ll take her word for it. Get ready world, a new millionaire is on the rise and it could be any one of you, dear readers.
2. She manages her finances well.
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Being a business owner is tough. There’s been times when I’ve wondered why, after 10 years of running my first startup, I decided to betroth myself, pretty much eternally, to another one. But Girlboss is too important not to. And I have a chip on my shoulder to get it right. To build the community I wish I had as a young founder while at the same time building a healthy, happy culture here at the Girlboss HQ. I’ve never worked with such A+ players. Everyone on our team teaches me more every day about how to work smarter, more thoughtfully, and collaborate better. That’s why I’m partnering with Microsoft 365 on #365stories to start a conversation around just that – the struggles of what happens when it’s not just you alone behind a computer, but a team with offices in LA and NYC who collaborate flawlessly and need the software and services to match. @office #sponsored
“Learning how to manage your money is one of the most important things you’ll ever do. Being in a good spot financially can open up so many doors. Being in a bad spot can slam them in your face.” – Sophia Amoruso
Founder of multimillion-dollar clothing label Nasty Gal and author of #GIRLBOSS Sophia Amoruso does this well. Even though she has since stepped down as the CEO of Nasty Gal after the company was bought over by Boohoo, Sophia continues her legacy by inspiring women through Girlboss Media and entrepreneurship rallies. According to her, good financial management equals freedom. So ladies, hold on to your purse tightly and avoid those sales unless you really need something!
3. She sets her goals and completes them.
“Keep your eyes on the finish line and not on the turmoil around you.” – Rihanna
From music to Fenty Beauty and lingerie, Rihanna has done it all in a matter of record time. She’s one #GirlBoss who has her goals on a checklist and completes them in a jiffy. It helps that she doesn’t focus on the negativity around her. So set your goals, darlings, with deadlines too, so at least you know if you’re on the right track.
4. She works damn hard, and she knows it.
“You can say a lot of things about me, but you cannot say I don’t work hard. I don’t sing. I don’t dance. I don’t act. But I am not lazy.” – Kim Kardashian West
You can’t make millions without working your butt off. Well, we know Kim worked really hard for what she has today, and she’s even studying to become a lawyer. The reality TV star, KKW cosmetics entrepreneur, mom and budding lawyer knows her worth and will take down anyone who dares to say otherwise. By the way, Kim and her husband Kanye recently welcomed their fourth child, Psalm West. Welcome to the family, little Psalm!
5. She takes criticism seriously
“Everyone loves praise, but I don’t find it as a way to improve myself. I like it when people criticize my brand, even though it’s hard to take in, but this way, I can improve my brand. Just take it positively, improve and move forward.” – Datin Vivy Yusof
If you want to learn anything worthwhile, it’d better be from the founder of FashioValet and The dUck Group, Vivy Yusof herself! Vivy prefers criticism to praise because she can learn from the former and improve herself. The award-winning businesswoman and super mom certainly had a tough journey to success. If we are ever criticised, let’s take it like how Vivy does – with a dose of positivity!
Ready to be a #GirlBoss? Hold your head high, sister, you’ll get there.