#girlboss

It’s a term I absolutely love! According to a popular Netflix movie, a #girlboss is strong, smart, resilient, opinionated, confident and feisty! Do you agree? If not, no worries! Everyone has a different definition. While the point is to define what being a #girlboss means FOR YOU, the more important thing is to BE THAT. In your personal life, work life or however else you define your life.

BE. THE. BOSS. OF. YOUR. OWN. LIFE.

Not someone else’s. Live your best life. Stay in your lane and mind your own business. 🙋🏽 If you need to find (or re-find) inspiration you can listen to a #girlboss playlist (Spotify), read a #girlboss book, check out #girlboss quotes on Pinterest, set up a #girlboss lockscreen on your phone or take a #girlboss trip. #whateverworks

LIVE. THE. LIFE. YOU. WANT. MAKE. IT. HAPPEN.

You can be 20 or 30 or 40 or 50 or 60 or 100+! Just know that while you are doing all those things, so are others and it’s okay! For me, being a #girlboss means protecting my space and my peace. I guard that very closely because most times I just CANNOT!!!! 🚫

FIND. YOUR. PASSION. AND. DO. THAT.

FACT: I like writing and paper. And guess what? So do A LOT of other people. As normal, we take the things we love whole new #levels! See also: Planner Situation, my current favorite pen (there’s nothing wrong with a little bling!) or Shop PaperSource. Another one of my personal #girlboss criteria is to have order in my life – in written form of course – (and to look the part 😉)! The essential item I use to do this is an agenda. Mine is currently being repaired and I feel SO VERY stifled. 😩

You may have noticed I underlined a few words above: FIND, BE, DO, LIVE. They are all verbs because at the heart of being a #girlboss is to take ACTION.

GO. GET. IT. 🖤

Free Your Inner Girl Boss

I forgot how much I loved magazines. While trying to be somewhat/a bit more cost-conscious, I cancelled my NextIssue subscription. The premium package costs peanuts at $14.99 a month so it certainly wasn’t because of the money. For some reason I just did it. But now I have it back and I’m loving it just as much, if not more than before!

sjpToday while reading InStyle’s September Issues, I ran across an article by Sarah Jessica Parker (aka Carrie Bradshaw in Sex in the City) titled, “How to Free Your Inner Boss“. Don’t we all need this?! I certainly do! In the article, SJP lists 7 tips to find your girl boss. My favorite? KNOW WHEN TO PASS. Don’t you just love that concept? If you don’t want to do something, don’t do it. If you don’t want to go somewhere, don’t go. If you don’t want to give, don’t give. If you don’t want to work somewhere, don’t work there! If you don’t want to participate in something, don’t participate. If you prefer not to be around certain people or in certain situations, don’t! You don’t owe anyone an explanation, period. But there is one catch, as SJP mentions – if you sign up, no complaining!

Here’s the complete list of tips from SJP:

  • Be ready to learn.
  • Know when to pass. [my personal fav]
  • Don’t be too proud to apologize – even down the road.
  • Keep your mouth shut sometimes.
  • Brace yourself for failure.
  • Inspire those around you [to be fabulous, duh!]
  • Take breaks for the fun of it.

Happy Bossing!

Won't mix business with pleasure. For any and all details, pop over to @sjpcollection. Yours forever, Sj x

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