The Career Girls of today have success in their sights. Being at the top of our field is a dream we can all share. Especially when there all these female entrepreneurs, who are killing it as the leaders in their field, and getting to the top is a very realistic dream these days. I’ll be honest, the only thing stopping you at this point is your mindset. So, no, you won’t need a fairy god mother or a genie in a bottle, because the secret to it is knowing these successful mindsets tricks and embracing them.
1. They use the power of visualization
My mum always used to tell me you get from the universe what you put out into it. So, I would always focus on putting out positive messages; I would always tell myself ‘I could’ and ‘I will’. I would visualize myself as the successful woman, from the shoes I would wear to the apartment I would live in and what position I occupied. Now, I’m not saying that just visualization alone will get you there, you have to put in the hard work too and mentally prepare yourself for success. Because the idea is, by focusing on your goals you’ll be also attracting them into your life.
2. They never give up
The biggest secret to success is perseverance. And I can speak from experience why this is the most important. I have been told no many times in my life, and I’ve even been told I’d never be successful in my field. But I never let someone else’s opinion define what I thought of myself. My advice would be to never take no for answer, never just try the once and to never give up on your dream. Because the only person who will make it happen is you. You’re the only one who can do it, and you won’t get there if you quit.
3. They never let fear get in the way
Risks are necessary. And even though they can be scary, the successful entrepreneur knows sometimes she just has to close her eyes and jump. And that’s what I did. I had been stuck in a job for a while because I had no money and it paid the bills. I was settling to be safe because I was scared I would fail. But it was that fear that was stopping me from achieving my goals. So, one day I jumped. I took a risk. I left the job and took an unpaid internship. And without it, I wouldn’t be where I am today. It was tough but it was necessary.
4. Mistakes don’t get in their way
You’re not alone, even the people at the top of their fields mess up sometimes. It’s human nature but it’s the way you deal with those mistakes that will determine whether you make it or break it. Successful entrepreneurs know how to recognize their mistakes and how to amend them. They don’t panic, break down or lose control, they use their initiative, remain calm and turn weaknesses back into strengths.
5. There’s always room for improvement
There’s getting to the top and then there’s staying on top. Those who are on top of their game always know the importance of self-improvement. Their journey is never over, success is something you will have to continuously work for because you’ll be working on yourself. The successful always analyze their progress and make plans to keep achieving goals and being the best they can be. They’re always learning and always coming up with plans to be bigger and better.
Nika Romanova photographed by Career Girl Daily at La Suite West in London. Make up by Jane Pirosko
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