Girl Boss Life: Our Tricks to Help You Get on Top and Stay There!

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Being a Girl Boss isn’t easy -- we get it! Whether your passion project is your full time gig or just a side hustle at the moment, we all want to be successful in our ventures. Sometimes it’s hard to stay on track and find that path to success. While everyone operates differently and has different tricks of the trade, today we’re sharing our six keys to lead to being a successful Girl Boss and staying on top!

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Image Source: Anna with Love

Be Passionate About Your Work

What’s your dream job? If you’re a Girl Boss, the answer should be what you’re doing! In order to keep up with the demand of running a business, being a hustler, and starting from the ground up, you need to truly love what you’re doing. This business should be your passion project, your baby. Chances are you’ll need to eat, sleep, and breath your work to achieve your goals. If you love what you do, you never work a day in your life.

Stick to Your Guns: Set Your Mission Statement and Stick with it

As humans, we tend to have a variety of interests. Don’t get lost in trying to expand your brand to cover too many things too quickly. What’s your mission statement? What “pain points” are you trying to relieve for your reader? Write them all down and stick to them! It’s easy to start a snowball and trend away from your mission. Set a reminder to check in with yourself every so often to make sure you’re staying true to your brand and staying on track. A cohesive brand that readers can easily understand will go much farther than one all over the place and hard to identify!

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Organize! Organize! Organize!

Regardless of whether you’re a Type A or a Type B personality, organization is key when running a business. You need to have your stuff together. Pick a system that works for you and stick with it! Operations will run significantly smoother if everything is organized and has a place. This makes it so that you can easily reference back to things if need be and everyone involved can easily understand all necessary aspects of the business. We’re HUGE fans of organization and love color coding, labeling, and having our various checklists/to-do lists. Keeping things organized creates a streamlined system where everyone know what they’re responsible for, what others are responsible for, deadlines, and where to find things!

Set Attainable Goals

Goal setting. Some people aren’t as motivated by goals as others are. Even if you’re one of the former, it’s still really important to set those goals! At the end of each calendar year, we sit down as a team to come up with our list of quantitative and qualitative goals for the upcoming year. We have people tracking our progress on these goals weekly, monthly, and quarterly. As a team, we review quarterly to make sure we’re on track and adjust accordingly. Your goals don’t have to be set in stone, they can be fluid. If your business is growing more rapidly than you expected, bump those goals up, girl! If things are moving more slowly than you predicted, maybe adjust in the opposite direction. Set your goals and push to not just meet, but crush them!

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Hustle like it’s Your Job

It won’t work if you don’t. Running a business is no joke! When you first start out, you’re putting in crazy hours and working non-stop to get things off the ground and keep up with everything. Yes, once you’re established, it’s the healthy move to start to back down a bit and take a breather… but don’t step back too much. In such a fast-paced world, you need to always be on top of your game (or have people working for you who are on top of their game!) to stay successful. You’ll always regret the things you didn’t get done.

Personal Development

Pushing yourself to be a better human and businesswoman is a huge piece of the puzzle! Commit to reading some personal development each and every day. Even if you take 5 minutes first thing before you get out of bed or at the end of the day before you fall asleep. Opt for an audiobook you can listen to while driving to work or working out! Choose books that resonate with you and you see as elevating yourself or your business. Looking to gain some skills to add to your repertoire? We’re sure there’s a book to help you get there! We’re also huge fans of webinars and online trainings. Check out top influencers in your field, or just influencers you admire to see if they have any free (or inexpensive) trainings that can learn from!

Self-Care: Apps and Books for Your Mental Health

Now that we’re full swing into 2018, it’s time to check in with ourselves and make sure that we’re doing our best to really take care of ourselves! Life gets hectic and the first thing to go onto the back burner is your own self-care. This year, our goal is to stop this bad habit and make our well-being a top priority! We aren’t saying to go out and spend money on weekly massages or even that you need to take a ton of time each day to dedicate to yourself, that’s not necessarily realistic for everyone. However, there are some really easy ways to take a few minutes out of your day to slow down and check in with yourself. Today, we’re sharing our top tools that help us focus back in on our well-being.

1. The Calm App

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We love the calm app! This meditation app offers a huge variety of guided meditation options to choose from. While there is a subscription fee, you can download the app for free and play around with some of the meditations before you decide if it’s for you or not. More often than not, you’ll end up receiving an email with a coupon code to use for your subscription! These guided meditations cover things such as stress relief, anxiety, happiness, focus, peace, sleep and so much more. Start your day with a five minute meditation session to put you out the door on the right foot. Listen to a sleep story to help you relax and fall into a deep, restful sleep at night. We truly cannot say enough wonderful things about this one!

2. The Daily Quote App

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Do you respond well to inspirational and motivational quotes? Well, so do we! The Daily Quote app is a free app that provides you with daily inspirational and motivational quotes. Enable notifications to have it send you your quote of the day each morning! We have ours set to notify us the same time we wake up, because what’s better than waking up to some motivation waiting to greet you?

 
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Image Source: Samia's Photography

This is one of our all-time favorite books. The tagline is “How to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life.” If you’re someone looking to really take control of your life and make positive changes, this is the book for you! Find a way to take even 5 minutes a day to read a few pages. Put yourself first, make a commitment to read each day, and transform your life into the one you want to be living.

 
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Image Source: Rachel Hollis

As women, we unknowingly believe many lies about ourselves. The title “Stop believing the lies about who you are so you can become who you were meant to be” couldn’t be more true. Hollis starts each chapter with a lie that she, and most women, believed about herself that made her feel negatively. She then re-tells her experience with this lie, and finishes up with what helped her work through and unpack things to discover the truth of her situation. This story is so relatable and motivational, showing just how true it is that you can accomplish anything if you stick with it and believe in yourself!