5 Things All Super Successful Women Have In Common

Work hard, and you’ll reach the top…is it really that easy? Or do those super successful career girls have some handy secrets to their success? Of course they do, and this is your cheat sheet! Here are 5 things all successful women have in common!

Having a vision

Whether it’s hosting a party, preparing a Christmas dinner or planning your career…it all comes down to having a vision and making a plan. What do you really want, what is that thing you dream about? Be honest, and don’t settle for less. Want to be an astronaut? The CEO of your company? Break an Olympic record?

Dream as big as you can, because you don’t have to reach your goals overnight! Write them down, and after that, break down your goals into achievable mini-goals, like finding your mentor or reaching out to people who already have your dream job! Clear to do’s make it easier, and let’s be honest…it’s fun to check them off!

Looking for a mentor

It might be nice to dream about your career path, but talking about it with somebody who has actually walked the walk is fun and inspiring. It might be scary to ask for advice, but trust me, most of them love to talk about their passion!

We all remember those days where we had a dream, but no clue how to get there. Most Career Girls consider it good karma to mentor a younger career girl, or even take them on as a protégé. Maybe you already know someone, but if you don’t…start sending emails, making calls or tweeting them. Just make sure you’re no threat to their career!

Finding their passion

You have to love what you do. That’s a tricky one. You can’t choose what you love, but once you’ve found your passion, you will be unstoppable. Maybe you’ve heard about the 10,000 hours rule? It’s a theory that says you’ve got to practice something for 10,000 hours to fully master the skill. Guess what? It won’t feel like 10,000 hours once you’ve found the thing you love.

Ever heard about that expression ‘time flies, when you’re having fun’? It’s true! If you’re in a job you don’t like, it must be your priority to find that thing you love. Do some online tests, ask around if you can pay a day’s visit, or intern for a week! Reach out to people who can help or inspire you.

Making that stupid decision

Somewhere down the road there will be a moment where you’ll have to make a tough decision. A decision your friends don’t understand, your dad might say it’s stupid, or your boyfriend will think you’re wrong.

Let’s be honest; quitting your job, investing all your savings or moving to a different country sounds pretty radical, but sometimes it might just be what you need! They mean well, but even loved ones can be wrong! If you feel it in your bones, and you truly believe it’s a good decision…go for it. You’re probably right, and if you’re not…you’ve learned a valuable lesson. It’s better to be sorry about the things you have done, than the things you haven’t done.

Chilling every now and then

Remember; work is just work. You’re supposed to have a life outside of the office. Being able to relax, to charge your batteries, get inspired and keep your spark is essential if you want to shine at the office. Whether it’s your new boyfriend, a new restaurant you want to try, a 5k race you’re training for, or a pottery class. Be passionate about life, and you will never run out of energy. Shine on!

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  • Camille Beygui

    Awesome post



  • Nicollette

    love reading posts that are about empowering women


    • Glad you liked the post Nicollette!

  • Camellia

    Great post, so positive and useful!


  • Shari Brauer

    Great text and big help for a girl who is undecided. A big thank you from Germany!

  • Liv Waelde

    Really helpful list, thank you!

  • Jessica Barcelos

    This list is inspiring! Finding a mentor has been such a helpful tool for me.

    Jessica | jessicabarcelos.com

  • Leen Steenberghs

    This is a really great list!!!!

  • Grace

    Staying balanced and finding time for yourself is such an important thing that we so often forget about when we’re all working so hard at our careers. Great post!

    A Millennial Student

  • Jasmine Eclipse

    It’s all about balance! The most important thing is keeping focused on your goals and what you want your end result to be, that keeps your priorities straight.

  • k peterr

    I loved this!

  • rae

    Great post and super inspiring! I agree with all points – especially about finding a mentor! Many think that they have to do it all themselves in order to be successful, but when there are amazing people out there that we can learn from, why not harness that?!

    Rae of Love from Berlin
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  • Holly Laurel

    This is inspiring me to actually sit down and write out my vision. I think I need the physical reminder in front of me in big, bold type, so that I don’t get distracted by the unimportant things.

  • Natalia

    Great post. They only thing the contributor forgot to mention is that money makes the world go round, therefore we also need a respectable sum of money to make our dreams turn into reality :]

    • I personally think, you don’t necessarily need a respectable sum of money to turn your dreams into reality. At CGD, we cover stories of successful women and most of them didn’t have loads of money to begin with… That’s why they’re so inspiring and hopefully will motivate girls to follow their dreams

      • Natalia

        Thank you for your response :) Being close to my 30s I’m sometime harsh with being down – to -earth but yes, I’m also inventive on realising my personal goals.

      • Louise Nilsson

        After putting money as the main focus a deed often loose it’s deeper purpose. I believe in making money to make you dream come true rather then the opposite.

  • Danae García

    I really loved this post! I agree with all your points! Thanks for sharing! xoxo

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  • Louise Nilsson

    Wow I just wrote an article simulair to this one. Finding a mentor is very good advise and lots of people are willing to share knowledge out there. I believe in working together towards success.


    • Lindsay L.

      Hey Louisse, I’ve just checked out your blog – I really love it :) Especially your “World Domination” Section! It’s great to come across inpiring blogs like yours, especially since there aren’t that many around.

      I look forward to reading more of your posts.

      Faithfully Me; Lindsay.

      • Louise Nilsson

        Thank you for your lovely comment and after visiting your beautiful website I see we have simulair opinions. Look forward to reading your life lessons.

  • Lindsay L.

    What an informative article. It’s grat to know these handy little secrets to success. Thank You for the wonderful article :) I especially agree with making it a point to have a vision and to dream as big as you can.

    Faithfully Me; Lindsay.

  • ohblimey

    I love reading articles like these on CGD. Things make more more sense when you realize there are people out there who have thoughts similar to yours even though they are miles away from you.

    Thankyou for this one! xx

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