No matter what career you choose, becoming a girl boss takes time and energy, but trust us, it all pas off in the end. Building up your own empire will take hard work, motivation and true passion – and although the road gets rocky sometimes, these tips will help you find your career path and reach your goals.
Whether you would like to see yourself as the most popular bridal makeup artist in 2 years or would love to have your own makeup line, having a vision is the very first step towards becoming a girl boss. With a vision, you not only have an idea about your interests and future, but it will also give you constant motivation throughout the process of reaching your dreams, even if you are feeling a bit down sometimes.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a vision yet. Grab a piece of paper and a pen and scribble down a general idea of your future. To get a more precise idea of your career, give yourself a break to think through all the different aspects and start narrowing down your list. We know, it can sound a bit tricky, but once you’ve connected the dots and think everything through, you will be able to create your own vision.
Besides having a vision, don’t forget to always set goals. While most people have one, ultimate big goal, it is also a great idea to have smaller goals along the way – this will help you find the balance between daring to dream big and being realistic. Keep reminding yourself of your goals and don’t be afraid to have more than one at a time as long as you can look at them realistically.
Reading & Writing
We know, reading is such an old-fashioned hobby, but trust us, books will become one of your most important advisors while becoming a boss. Search for books you can truly enjoy: books about starting your own business, about the history woman empowerment, about makeup artist success stories or about anything that interests and motivates you.
Besides reading, writing is a great way to make you feel relaxed while helping you reach your dreams. Always have a little notebook with you where you can write down your new ideas, goals, even your concerns. Make sure to read this notebook every once in a while and address all your thoughts.
Finding A Mentor
Reading books will definitely help you in becoming a girl boss, but no book will understand you as much as a personal mentor who knows your story and experienced a similar journey.
Find a mentor who can encourage you and keep you inspired, even throughout the harder times. Feeling comfortable with your mentor is essential: don’t be afraid to ask for advice or talk about your problems, even if these are not the most comfortable topics to talk about.
A Positive Environment
If you feel like your family and friends don’t necessarily understand your dreams (and don’t worry, it happens to all of us sometimes), it’s time to look for inspiration elsewhere! Search for girls who are going through the same with their own visions, and chat with them about your plans. A mentor can understand you and give you guidance based on experience, but it is always amazing to have a new friend, working on a very similar project, who can be there for you throughout the way.
A Day-to-Day Routine
For all the clumsy girls out there, it might sound terrifying at first, but it’s actually easier than you think! Planning a routine and sticking to it (or at least trying your best to stick to it) will help you become more consistent and well-organised, which will be a huge help later on. Not exactly sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! Try to take small steps first and instead of planning a whole daily routine, start with a 10 minute meditation every day or waking up at the same time every day.
Knowing Your Audience
It’s never too early to start learning more and more about your target audience. To build up your own empire, you will need to connect with your audience (whether they are customers, followers on clients) right away to create a strong bond. When creating your website, or any other social media channel for your business, speak directly to them, not only with words, but with all the little details (such as the layout, the images and the design) as well.
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