Women have been underestimated for centuries. Underestimated because of the genetic makeup of a women. A woman is sensitive and more often than not she is too sensitive. She is caring but sometimes to caring. She is a thinker but sometimes to much of a thinker. These are all things that may be seen as weaknesses. However those natural characteristics of a women are the very basis for what makes women, “BOSS”!! According to urbandictionary.com; Boss – noun-a person who is a leader, someone who is incredibly awesome; miraculous; great. Dude did you see that chick? She’s boss! (Urban Dictionary, 2014).
Women have been viewed as the underdog and we live in a culture of expectation. It used to be that a women were expected to cook, clean, mother and cook again. It wasn’t until these last few decades that we have seen women reach CEO positions and even run for office. What’s even more crazy is women are now expected to run successful careers plus manage the home, be part of PTO and team “soccer” mom. But guess what? That is what makes women miraculous and incredibly awesome! Women can do this because they are women. Women are sensitive enough to see how everyone around them feels and that makes them be the moms that their children need and it is also what women use to inspire those in the workplace.
Kindness is a word to describe almost all women. If you think of some of the most influential women the world such as mothers, grandmothers, daughter and wives; they are likely to be described as kind. Women are known for kindness. Most of the time they are selfless and giving. Women use kindness to pay it forward. Let’s take Oprah Winfrey for example. Oprah found that paying it forward brought her more happiness than she ever imagined. Whether it was her favorite things giveaways (that every person dreamed of being part of), to her actual “Pay It Forward Challenge” Oprah got it! Her kindness was infectious and a reason she is so, “Boss”.
Lastly you cannot believe that over thinking is a weak characteristic. For it is thinking that has allowed moms to build empires in their kitchens. Thinking outside the box is what led, Sara Blakely to embark on a business into a market that was missing and is now a self-made millionaire and inspiration to millions. To think that over thinking is a reason that women cannot run businesses or lead countries is naive and almost silly. Thinking outside the box is what’s gotten us, Spanxs (www.spanx.com) Skinny girl Margaritas (www.skinnygirlcocktails.com), or our favorite Baby Moccs (www.freshlypicked.com).
The picture above is one of our favorites and can be found on our office dream board and our Pinterest account on several boards. It is a constant reminder to wake up! Be a women, act like a women and a lady but behind that delicate exterior think like a BOSS! Hold your ground, find your purpose, fight like a soldier and speak like a president. Some of the greatest stories never told are of women just like you that have come to face defeat and challenge but stay pretty, stand tall and think like a, “Boss”!!!
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