The 10 Commandments of the Successful and Empowered Woman

 

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1. Don’t Sell Yourself Short

Women tend to undervalue themselves and sell themselves short.  By doing so, they affect their ability to to be successful.  Selling yourself short is a sign of insecurity and low self-esteem.  Have a positive mantra that will keep you from sabotaging yourself and read it to yourself everyday.  Get out of your comfort zone and start saying yes to new opportunities. It will help you become more comfortable with the uncomfortable and build  confidence.  Write down your accomplishments and ask a friend to read it back to you. Your perception will change and you will realize that you have so much more to offer.

2.Trust Yourself

Many women don’t trust themselves because they feel that they have repeatedly made poor choices in their lives, amongst many other reasons. This can be a dangerous cycle which many people find difficult to escape.  Be kind to yourself and start to listen to your inner voice. Learn how to be compassionate and forgiving to yourself. This will help you build trust and love from within so you can live a better life.

3. Learn From Your Mistakes

The most important life lessons we will ever learn come from the mistakes and the bad choices we make.  Learning from our mistakes helps us grow to become experienced and responsible people.  Learning from you mistakes lowers your chances of repeating them. Unfortunately some people have to repeat the same mistake a few times in order to learn its lesson, and that’s okay. As long as we learn and grow from them, we can develop good judgment and gain confidence in ourselves.

4. Stay Focused

Staying focused can be very difficult in today’s day and age, we live in a world of information overload and our attention spans are getting shorter.  As an entrepreneur it’s even more difficult because we have a business, a brand and a team to manage. Staying focused will help us being more productive and achieving goals in a timely fashion. By being focused we train our brain to avoid distraction and become more disciplined which  most likely will lead us to the path of  success.  

5. Ask Questions

Developing the art of  “Asking Questions“ is of the most important habits you can have because it’s such an effective way of learning.  As a successful woman you need to think outside the box and become innovative.  Asking questions helps you to have a clear understanding and never to assume. Asking questions is the best way to run your business, as it provides insight on what is needed, what is being demanded, and how you can help.  Asking questions create relationships. Good leaders ask questions to get ahead.

6. Be Patient

Success doesn’t happen overnight.  It takes time and effort to achieve success so don’t give up. Some of the most successful companies took years before achieving success. This is especially true for artists. Focus on the journey, gain experiences, work smart, do not give up, and prepare yourself. When success appears, you will be ready.

7. Set Goals

Setting goals is crucial to your success. Without goals you lack focus and direction. Setting goals helps you clearly define what your main objectives are and the time frame you wish to accomplish them by.  When you set goals, you are actually creating a map for your dreams.  Make sure you set S.M.A.R.T goals and have someone hold you accountable. Write it down, track your progress and keep going until you accomplish them. Don’t forget to celebrate your victories once the goal is met.

8.Get Support

Surround yourself with a strong support system of people who believe in you and who can support you when needed. The type of people you spend time with will be a reflection of your success. Make sure you choose wisely.

9. Invest in Yourself

Investing in yourself is most profitable investment you will ever make. Investing in yourself means to do everything in your power to be the best version of yourself. Learn, grow, and become an expert in your field. Invest in your personal and professional development. Investing in yourself is the surest way to achieve a better quality life and, ultimately, achieve success.

10. Stay Positive

Train your brain to stay positive especially when times are hard. As an entrepreneur you will meet many challenges, but cultivating positive thinking will change your perception for the better. You will have more clarity when making decisions. It will help you deal with stressful situations and prevent you from focusing on the negative.  Train your brain on staying positive by expressing gratitude for the small things around you and for what you may take for granted. Staying positive will leave you more room for productivity and to simply live a better life.