Honestly? I never dreamed of being a girl boss or to own my own company. I thought I was going to do many creative, awesome things and all of it would just take care of itself. However, life always takes you to where you belong as they say so here I am, a 20-something girl who is dealing with being an (unnatural) entrepreneur and growing and expanding my business. Just to be clear, Queen of Jet Lags is my company (which is my blog and everything else I do with the brand). As I feel like the entrepreneurial culture is has only become bigger and bigger the last years I thought it would be fun to write down my top 5 tips on being a good girl boss, as I know so many of you (blogging) girls who read my blog are, so here we go:
1. Stick to the plan: It’s very easy to get distracted and to see yourself taking off in many directions as everything that get thrown in your way sounds so exciting. Although that might be true, it is extremely important to follow the plan you have set out for your business, especially in the first year of running your business. Of course you can adjust it but the bigger picture should remain the same.
2. Discipline: another thing that I found many entrepreneurs (including yours truly) struggle with is getting out of bed early in the morning and start working from the office (which sometimes is my bed, but can also be my legit office) without getting distracted. If there’s no one around you to tell you what to do it might be easy to leave some of your accountancy and dive into hours and hours of online shopping but truth be told, this is not going to enhance the business!
3. Keep things business: Lots of people who become there own boss get there because they turned their passion into a business which means, in my case as well, that you work in a field where you will find a lot of people who have the same passion as you and where you can easily make lots of friends. Of course this is a nice benefit but remember that there is also business to be done and that at the end of the day it just simply is true that not everyone can be your friend.
4. Just do it: This sounds so simple but has to be my biggest struggle so far. As the owner of a company there are also many, many things you have to deal with which may not be in your expertise such as accounting and website development but guys, the big secret is JUST DO IT! Even though you fail, or might try again, just do it, there really is no other way. I honestly remind myself of these three words when I’m slacking every single day. Plus, after you’ve done something you’re not looking forward to you always feel much better. A little extra note: the same goes to starting your own business, just do it! I was doing a Q&A the other days and so many girls asked me how to start a blog, where to begin etc. but all I can tell you girls (& boys) is to just to it and learn, fail and win along the way.
I hope you enjoyed reading these tips and inspired you in any sort of way. If you have any additions to these, let me know! Would love to know what you all think of posts like these!
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