In honor of Boss Day, I want to share with you some tips every boss girl should know. First off, how cute it is to have a day to celebrate our boss babes? I am all about celebrations! If you’ve been a reader for a while, you already heard me mentioned my experience as an entrepreneur. This role has always been a dream of mine, but I would be lying if I said it was easy. It takes a lot of guts, guts I didn’t even know I had to be honest. And even though it has so many rewards, this road can feel very lonely. I am here to say I get it. I know exactly how it feels babes. I’ve learned a lot in this career and I can’t wait to share with you what every boss babe should know!
Celebrate the Small Stuff
How many small goals have you accomplish and didn’t take a minute to pat homegirl in the back? You set a goal, master it, and move on to the next step. I remember being young and celebrating everything. Half birthdays, my bunny birthday, getting an A+ in my spelling test. Why the heck did we stop doing this as we got older? Celebrate all the small stuff, that leads to the big picture.
There is a Boss Babe in All of Us
I believe there is a boss babe in all of us. You don’t necessarily need to own a business to be a boss babe. Moms are boss babes! You have a whole crew to nurture and help. Nurses are boss babes. They help take care of those in need when they don’t even know how to help themselves. There lives a boss in all of us!
It’s Okay if it Doesn’t Work Out the First Time
I am a little OCD when it comes to things. If I put my 100% it should work right? Well sometimes things are trial and error like 50 times before we get it right. I have such high expectations for myself that I forget sometimes things just don’t work out the way you planned. And it’s okay to pick it up where you left off and start again. Never stop trying!
Don’t Hesitate to Ask for Help
I never have a problem asking for help. But actually receiving help is my problem. It doesn’t make sense, I know. Let me explain. I would ask my husband for help and then when he’s helping… its not quite what I was expecting. Or let’s just say, not my way. Let it go. Ask for help in whatever area you need help. An overwhelm boss babe isn’t functional at all.
Find Time to Decompress
We all need a mental day. A day where your mind be little free and you can actually regroup with yourself. Not too long ago I shared on my instagram, that I am guilty of going, going, going. I wake up get the kids ready for school, get myself ready, go to work, come home, make dinner, help kids with homework, clean, get the kids ready for school the next day, get myself ready for work, finish working at home, and good night. Not healthy at all. It’s okay to say F**** this and take a moment to do something that has nothing to do with anyone or anything. I swear we need it more than we think or more than what we admit to say.
Girl, pay yourself. If you own a business, don’t forget to pay yourself. In business you may run into a situation where the money you make needs to go back into the business. You need money to make money. Regardless, find whatever dollar amount that is for you. If you don’t own business this can still apply. Pay yourself in buying something you’ve been eyeing and have in your wishlist. Buy an experience you’ve been wanting to do. Pay yourself in time. Time doing whatever you want. Invest in you too!
You Don’t Need to Know Everything
Who else is guilty of feeling like you’re suppose to know everything? As a boss babe you’re expected to know shit. It drives me a little bananas at the thought that I may not know the answer. I’m the boss so I’m suppose to know right?! Guess what sometimes you simply just don’t know. So you can either flat out say you don’t know, learn it or fake it like you actually know.
What are some tips you think all boss babes should know?
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Such a great post Mel! Everything you said is spot on. I know it can be a real struggle trying to start something from scratch and feel like you are alone. I feel this way at times with the blog. None of my family and friends can relate and it’s so hard to talk to them about the feelings I have regarding this part of my life. I also believe in celebrating small wins. It truly does help with the bigger picture! I hope your week is going well and happy Thursday!
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