Whether you’re a boss babe, SAHM (Stay at home mom), mompreneur, or a working mom, you want to be successful, and you want to excel. As a college graduate, a working single mother, and an entrepreneur, I know what it is like to strive for success. Throughout my “careers,” I have developed habits that have powered me to success. These habits are not everything, but these four habits of a successful woman, are essential to my success.
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Now, remember, these are not all of the steps, but these steps have helped me become successful in all areas of my life. The best part, they are easy to duplicate. Therefore, it is easy for you to apply to your life and business today. No matter what stage of your journey you are on.
This is not some untested method, my life is busy just like yours. I have children in extracurricular activities, and I run a business. We volunteer in the community as well. I mentor other #bossbabes, along with a mile-long to-do list in life. My family is busy from sun up to sundown for the majority of our days. So if any of this sounds like your life, but you’re struggling, let me give you some tips to help you grow and empower you to be who you are called to be.
Creating a routine is the first habit of a successful woman.
Create and stick to that routine. Repeat it day after day. So many people might consider this boring or almost O.C.D., but let me tell you, it has propelled me to success. In my time management course, I teach you how to create a routine. Not only that, you learn the importance of it, no matter how mundane it may seem.
The routine is what makes your day go. A successful woman will basically have the same routine each day. From the time she gets up, to the time she goes to bed, it is the same. She knows what’s next each day, so there are very few surprises. My routine, and just about every other successful woman’s routine, will allow for some wiggle room for those “just in case moments.”
More importantly, your routine, if you want to be successful should always include…
This seems so simple, but you would be surprised at how many women, think they must always be “busy” in order to be successful. But here’s a tip, busy does not always mean important or productive. So remember that. Just because you feel like you have a ton to do, or feel like you have to accomplish it all, you being busy does not mean your work is important to your goals.
So, schedule in free time for yourself, and your family and friends. It helps relieve stress, so you can focus on your goals, and what is important. It can be just to sit and meditate, or have a hot glass of tea.
A successful woman keeps an Agenda
If you feel like you are always late or forgetting your appointments, then keep an agenda. First, write down your doctor’s appointments, your girls’ nights, or things that aren’t in your daily routine.
My agenda includes appointments for my children as well as myself. If you have a meeting that does not occur every day, make sure you are keeping it on your agenda.
The purpose of an agenda is to keep you on schedule, and on task, for things that don’t usually fall into your daily routine.
You shouldn’t make this stressful. It’s there to help you. Pay attention to every successful woman, they have an agenda or a planner.
Successful women learn to streamline
Whether that is doing laundry on a certain day, or setting out the clothes the night before, I have developed four habits of a successful woman. These are even things I have implemented, and this is probably the one I am most proud of. I have learned not to try and do 5 or 6 loads of laundry in one day, but rather one or two on specific days. You can check out my tricks and tips on doing laundry here.
I always hear my friends, and women complaining about their mountains of laundry, so I thought I would share my hacks. If you want to have time to spend with your children, or being a boss babe, you need to learn to streamline tasks like these to save time. It does not have to be laundry or other household chores.
Streamline in your business
If you are a business owner, think of some of the tasks you can streamline in your business, that can help you become more efficient. Perhaps you can streamline your email, or course (if that applies to you), or social media notifications (reading and responding). Say, for instance, you check these things four times a day and respond as you read them. Versus opening them every time your phone dings and maybe answering a few at a time.
If you run a network marketing business, learn to streamline processes like writing thank you cards, customer follow-up, or training.
To avoid staying “busy,” learn to streamline your tasks. I’ve often found out that it’s more of boredom, or mom’s wearing the word “busy” as a status symbol.
Find something that works for you, and will help you to develop habits of a successful woman.
Make all of this a habit
Remember, all of the skills above mean nothing, if you only do them once and give up. If you are sincere in wanting to be successful do what I mentioned and let me show you how. All you have to do is make these three steps a habit in your life, and you’ll be on your way to success.
They say it takes 21 days to form a habit. I’m not sure if that’s true, but I’m not disagreeing with it either. Form a habit of waking up at 5:30 am, and getting out of your house at a certain time each day.
Create a habit of washing your bright clothes on Monday. Or having your children set out their clothes the night before school.
Figuring out your routine, keeping an agenda, and streamlining your tasks, are only successful if you make them a habit. Repeat it, and repeat it again, and it will become easier.
Throughout my “careers,” I have developed four habits of a successful woman. That has helped me to keep growing in all areas of my life.
Impalement these habits in your life and your business. Reach out to me, and let me help you get to your idea of success. You’ll be well on your way to killing it as a successful woman. Subscribe to my newsletter for even more tips.