A winning woman is not just one who society judges is successful. In fact, everyone you ask might give you a different definition of a winning woman. In my mind, a winning woman is one who can say, “My life may not be perfect, but I love it!” Last week I gave you five ways to reach that point, here are five more.
Five MORE Ways to Become a Winning Woman
1. Dream big dreams.
A few years back I dreamed of being an author, since then I’ve had five books published. My success started with two questions. Question 1: What’s the biggest dream I can imagine? Question 2: What first step do I need to take TODAY to achieve that dream?
2. Focus on your strengths.
Rather than trying to shore up weaknesses, focus on leveraging your strengths. I don’t like to cook and I’m not good at it.. Rather than continuing to work on it and frustrate myself, I focus on things that I’m good at and love to do. Hand over the things you are not good at and devote your time to the areas where you shine.
3. Take calculated risks.
Rather than waiting for the perfect opportunity to present itself, be on the lookout for situations that are ripe for the picking. Then assess both the upside and downside of the situation and decide if you should go for it.
4. Be persistent.
Persistence is the difference between pushing across the finishing line or standing somewhere along the race discussing your excuses for dropping out. Once you green light something, just keep putting one foot in front of the other.
5. Be dependable.
Think of the one person you can count on no matter what. That might be an employee, a vendor, a customer or a spouse. Working with that person relieves stress because you know that they’ll do what they’ve committed to doing. Now imagine that others feel that way about you. You’ll be amazed at the number of points you can win by providing a sense of dependability to others.