It would be great if we woke up every day feeling like we were on our A-game and ready to take on the world. But in reality, there are days when we barely manage to drag ourselves out of bed after hitting snooze too many times and struggle to get in the zone with work. While there’s no one secret to success, there are some universal career habits that many successful women practice.
This is what female entrepreneurs Ana Pischl, Head of Selfmade at Brit + Co; Rachel Apfel Glass, CEO and founder of Glosslab; and Dr. Elisa Hallerman, founder of Recovery Management Agency do to continue their successful careers:
- They surround themselves with positive people - Having an uplifting social circle is a must for these women. Pischl explains, “Aligning yourself with others who share your values and building a strong support system is key to long-term success.”
- They trust their gut - We get used to questioning ourselves and our judgment, but successful women know to follow their instincts, rather than second-guess themselves.
- They don’t overthink - These women make a plan and move forward with it, knowing that starting can be the hardest part. So despite any fear they have, they take steps to get closer to their goal.
- They stay on top of their finances - Success and money are intertwined, which is why successful women aren’t afraid to look at numbers and they have a healthy relationship with their finances. According to Pischl, it’s crucial to know how much you’re earning and spending monthly and to have an emergency fund and adjust your budget as needed.
- They take charge of their story - These females don’t wait for someone to save them, they do it themselves. Hallerman explains that this mindset protects them from dealing with heartbreak, loss and grief, as well as empowers them to take charge and be the hero of their own story.
- They never stop learning - Another habit these women share is not being afraid to admit when they don’t know something and taking every opportunity possible to learn and grow more in their career.
- They know their worth and ask for what they deserve - A lot of women settle for less than they should at work, but Glass, Pischl and Hallerman do not. They’re keenly aware of what they bring to the table and aren’t afraid to ask for what they want in order to get paid what they’re worth.