Let’s start with some basics shall we, what is a girl boss? It was coined by Sophia Amoruso founder of Nasty Gal and now runs girlboss.com (seriously check it out, this isn’t paid or sponsored I just absolutely love the website) among many other things. To her, a girl boss is someone who takes charge of their own life. The beauty of a girl boss is that is flexible to what you want it to mean. Personally, I see a girl boss who gives it their all in all aspects of life. From relationships to family, to their career, passions, hobbies, etc.
I learned about this whole girl boss concept about a year and a half ago but really got into it after I saw the Girl Boss series on Netflix (it breaks my heart that it got canceled). I admired just have relentless and determined Sophia was in the show, and she obviously is in real life. That’s when I began reading more and more about being a girl boss and I was immediately hooked. I realized that this was me, I was a girl boss, and that everyone else around me was one also. Through this year and a half journey, I have learned a few tips on how to live your best life and being a girl boss, so I thought today I would share a few with you! Here we go!
Have a morning routine
When you wake up early, which does not mean at 4 am unless that’s how you want to float your boat, but anywhere between 6-8am, your entire life will change for the better. By waking up this early you can get so much done before lunchtime! I have slowly turned into a morning person because I realized that my most productive work hours were between 9-12. I got more accomplished during those hours than from 1-6 in the afternoon. This also allowed me to create a morning routine in which I did all the basics brew coffee, eat breakfast, get ready, etc. But it also gave me time to add in elements that set me off on the right foot in the morning. Even as simple as sitting in my bed while drinking my coffee while reading a book or just sitting there in the silence before the chaos ensues.
Stop negative self-talk
We all do this, there are just days where we are very harsh on ourselves. The key to ending this or at least doing this less is to catch yourself. One time when I did make a negative comment about myself, the thought that came right after was ‘hey why are you so harsh on yourself? you did this and this, you did the best you could’. It takes that one time or countering your negative self-talk with something positive to continue this pattern in your head.
Own your circumstances
We all live very different lives, with extremely different circumstances, but no one’s life is perfect. The key to being a girl boss is realizing that you might have it harder than some other people but that doesn’t mean you can’t do amazing things. You are not a victim of your circumstances, as I am sure you have heard plenty of times. But really you aren’t because everyone out there who is successful had things to deal with and crappy circumstances as well but look at where they are now. They pushed past these circumstances and made whatever they wanted to happen, happen. I understand it is easier said than done but remember you have everything you need within you to go after what you want. Your circumstances now should not be the sole determining factor of your future.
Be truly you
The only way you will be successful, in whatever way you define that word is if you are truly you. In every room or situation, you walk into, be yourself. In everything you create or produce, be 100% genuinely yourself. Things will flourish from there.
Obviously, there is so much more advice and such will come your way throughout the month, but this is just some quick inspiration to get you in the girl boss mood. Remember, you are all girl bosses!
Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!