Rules for the Worldly Woman Warrior in All of Us
Want to become one of the most powerful and ...
global ... on the planet? I do! Then dismount your Harley and start working on it.
But first, you have to learn how to become a bad gi Want to become one of the most powerful and influential global businesswomen on the planet? I do! Then dismount your Harley and start working on it. But first, you have to learn how to become a bad girl, because bad girls always finish first.Break a Rule, Bad GirlHow do bad girls finish first? They act free, take on challenges, break rules.
If you dont, its over. Constantly learn and change, be persuasive, dare to be different, have extraordinary stamina and never stop imagining possibilities.
The bad girl mantra is if you can imagine it, you can doit.Bad girls also know how to create teams of diverse people who are very loyal, yet also challenge and push their leader to achieve. And, they make sure that everyone remembers them as a bad girl because they dont care about being a good girl.
Bad girls finish first.Tying the Knot, but not Around Your NeckDo good girls think marriage moves them along in their career? Will having an ordinary, less than supportive spouse take away from their drive and initiative? Do they think that having children will bring out their softer, more sensitive side to being a businesswoman? Or will that be cause fortossing their desire to the wind?>From my own personal and professional lifestyle choices to those of top businesswoman Carly Fiorina, CEO of H-P, there will always be some good girl lurking in the background criticizing us. Yet, the name of the game is to just live your life.
Since Carly is a better bad girl than I am and morewell known, lets zero in on her talents for a moment.Grit, Guts and LuckShe has accomplished great things in the business world; but when women size her up, they say she had this uncanny good fortune of working for one of the few in America who made promoting women a top priority. Coincidentally, Carly also married a man who took early retirement and happened to havetwo children from a previous marriage.
Many viewed this as a happy instant family for Carly when, in fact, she most likely fell in love with a man and took on the responsibility of nurturing a healthy relationship with his kids as well. Fortunately, with her smarts and ambition, she chose theright man and the right job for herself.
Luck, guts, persistence and good timing made her life choices work for her in all respects. She chose to be a bad girl.
Bad girls finish first.Its Not a Glass Ceiling -- Its a Guyblock in DisguiseRemember the saying, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards. Well, thats us, bad girls! Now we just rev up our Harleys. The good girls let the guys lead.
The bad girls dont. They size up guys from head to just below the waist.
Theyre an aggressive group that knowshow to bust through a guyblock in disguise.Whats to fear? You can see through a glass ceiling, but not a guyblock. Its rock solid and it holds you back, but not for long.
Take your well-deserved seat in the executive suite. Lets show them what were made of.
Aim for results, nothing less. Fear lies in the eyes of the beholder, andthat beholder becomes the guyblock.
Lets tackle and break their force. Go ahead, make their day.
Good girls glaze at glass ceilings and forever wonder while bad girls tackle guyblocks. Be a bad girl.Ambition -- Push Hard to Get to the TopI consider ambition to be something you cant live without.
Like oxygen, its something you need. To adjust your ambition to someone elses lower level is to prepare yourself for death.
Bad girls refuse to decrease their ambition, for it is a part of who they are.Many times after completing an ambitious project, I have been asked, Who told you that you could do that? My response is me. Its considered extremely ambitious, by good girls standards, to take your life into your own hands and just do what you feel like doing without worrying about whatpeople will say or think. I find it liberating to do this, and I hope you will too.
Compelling ambition is when you decide to do what you want to do, regardless of support or knowing in advance the outcome. Push hard.
Dont take no for an answer. Be aggressive.
Drive hard. Forget aboutwhat people think.
Its what YOU think that matters. Dont let other people's mediocre expectations of you become the truth about your life.You good girls out there who have self-doubts and poor self-esteem, listen up! The bad girls are going to help you.
Bad girls know that ambition is about unlocking, unbottling and unleashing your energy to reach your full potential. Bad girls know how to make their mark.
They maintain clarityand initiative and dont care about appearing combative -- they just do their jobs. You want to be a good girl? Fine, then youre not going to get ahead, because bad girls always finish first.Unabashed Immodesty -- Taking Center StageWhile doing a good job, good girls are scaredy-cats -- they are afraid to toot their own horns.
What will people think? They never want to be improper or appear unladylike. God help them.
Bad girls are energetic tigers -- they network like crazy, get jobs done and let the whole world knowabout it. Get over your immodesty and shyness and proclaim your strengths with a sense of fury and fire.
Call attention to your accomplishments, intelligence and emotions! Work hard at gaining recognition for your abilities! If you dont, who will? Be a bad girl.Inner Strength and The Power of OptimismA dear friend of mine dated a man she was crazy about for five years. She confessed to me that she shared her secrets and her soul with him.
She had trusted beyond belief. When it came time for the big one -- commitment -- he looked the other way.
Why? Because that day, he didnt like theweather. My reaction? I thought it was a wonderful stroke of luck for her.
Had he made the commitment she thought she was ready for, she would have gone off into the sunset with him and settled for someone who was nowhere near her equal. This strength and ability to pull on optimism in whatseemed like a very dark moment carried her through to the point of looking at new possibilities in a whole new light.
A light that shined a bright new future on her.The whole incident became a meaningful signal to redirect her life. And she did.
Sometimes, not getting what you want can make you fearless in getting what you need. Furthermore, a disaster that blindsides us typically provides a moment to rid ourselves of all our mistakes and begin anew.Dont let emotions cloud your judgment.
Its clear this friend of mine is not one of the good girls. With optimism like this, she will pull ahead.
Shes a bad girl.To Compromise or Not to Compromise?Make a shameful or disreputable concession? Awe, come now, do you want to remain a good girl? Go ahead. Us bad girls will ride our Harleys full-throttle and leave you in the dust, because a concession is the same as a compromise.
And with too many compromises, you lose focus.In the line of fire, never compromise. Good girls compromise.
Bad girls dont. So you wanna be a sexy brain surgeon? Get started.
Stick to your guns. Know what you want.
Have a clear mental picture of your target. Then fire.
Eliminate the getting ready and aiming part. Thats tedious.Besides, who has the time? If you miss your target, fire again.
The point is to just keep firing until you get what you want. Stay on course with your conviction and vision.
Its so very simple, you boring good girls. Why cant you listen to us bad girls?And, for all you bad girls, if you absolutely must compromise -- go ahead -- but remember whos in charge: YOU.
Dont sacrifice your soul, for your soul carries you through to your destiny. Did you get that? Soul.
Lock it up. Throw away the key.
Its yours, and only yours,for keeps.Dont Sit on the Sidelines -- Feel Good About Yourself and Get Out ThereHow can you possibly conquer the world if you dont feel good about yourself? Overcome the urge to sit back on the sidelines and be a good-girl, just observing because youre afraid to say whats on your mind. Dont worry about saying the wrong thing.
Whats a wrong thing? And, who said so?Do you care?Also, be willing to fail. Know its a possibility.
Look it in the eye. Conquer it.
And then, move on. In the process, figure yourself out because that is your single greatest gift and most powerful lifeforce.
Grow or get lost. And if you should decide to drop out or disappear, even for amoment, theres no chance you will ever become a true leader.
Fight with all your might to be and promote your real self. Exude confidence and dare to be different.
No variance. Be a bad girl.Relishing RiskOne good girls timidity is another bad girls big win, but that victory will not come unless a calculated risk is involved.
True risk -- that sudden leap into the unknown -- can carry you into a state of nirvana. Do whats unconventional, disconcerting or unexpected.
Take a chance. Take arisk.
And keep taking them -- thats how you learn, grow, rediscover and develop. Bad girls who are creative, innovative, transformative, experimental and visionary absolutely take risks in order to earn their much-deserved rewards.
Strive everyday to do OOT -- one outrageous thing. If youfeel perspiration beading high on your forehead, then you know youre onto OOT.
Be eager to test what works. The whole point is to take yourself in a new direction and succeed.Thrive [or Die], You Bad Girl!Create your own opportunities.
Explore and make your deepest BIG dreams become a reality. Even if you lack support, embrace who you are.
Own, honor, utilize and validate your innate gifts. Pay attention to your integrity and go out there and unfold your destiny that flows from character andlive a life filled with surprises.
Move fast. Have the fury of the wind behind you.
Create a sense of urgency. Use your gifts to achieve success.
Soar to greatness. Set yourself up to survive at an optimum level in your life and enjoy your exciting and rewarding journey to mastering your ownlife.
Be a bad girl. Source: Free Articles from ArticlesFactory.com .
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