Representing yourself as a Boss Lady has a lot to do with how you feel. If you’re feeling tired, scattered, hectic, and irritable — it’s hard to feel powerful. When you’re feeling good you can focus more on your strengths and what you need to accomplish. ⠀ ⠀ Tips for Success: ⠀ • Expect Respect. Learn to not only value your own time, talents, and self-worth, but to show that to others. It’s doesn’t matter if you’re the CEO or the janitor, you deserve to be spoken to with respect, and you need to correct someone if they think otherwise. If someone can sense that you’re willing to do anything, at any time, in spite of the inconvenience to you, they will gladly take advantage of that. You can’t expect others to protect your time for you. This is relevant in your career, in relationships, in friendships, and partnerships. If it’s your day off your boss doesn’t have the right to be blowing up your phone. You’re not obligated to help your friend move apartments. If you watched the football game with your boyfriend, he can sit and watch something of your choice. You have to voice your needs, command respect, and teach others how to treat you by how you treat yourself. ⠀ ⠀ • Surround yourself with quality people. There are too many incredible people out there to be wasting time on toxic relationships and interactions. The people you bring into your inner circle should be people you look to for inspiration, support, security, and trust. You need the freedom to be your complete and authentic self, and they need to love you for it. ⠀ ⠀ • Work on being more decisive. Get into the habit of making small decisions and standing by them. Getting into this habit will help you be more decisive with bigger decisions down the line. You also need to learn to be confident and comfortable with the decisions you make. There will always be a “what if”, or maybe a better option, but if you’re always second guessing yourself you won’t have time for the next big thing! ⠀ ⠀ Want more? Get the book on Amazon!