Do you ever wonder how the modern business woman, like Masaba Gupta or Ekta Kapoor end up in common on reaching the top of their careers? The answer is these women are no different from when it comes to determination, being hard workers, and setting forth their will to get their goals accomplished, except… the modern woman is working harder than guys! Let’s look into the top 5 levers for women professionals that need to pull to maximize success in the 21st century.
Passion and self-belief
Find your own passion, believe in it and turn it into something you can really be proud of. You have to really want something to succeed. And you should never settle for second best. Always strive to push forward. Always aim for the top. Simply put: If it feels right, it usually is right!
Be determined with a sense of purpose
You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, and you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work, determination and persistence are the true, enduring characteristic of successful people.
Willingness to learn and taking risks
You have to constantly push yourself out of your comfort zone to move forward, boost confidence and ultimately succeed. This means you have to take risks and accept that when things go wrong, you can always survive and turn things around. Be brave and you will never look back.
Being creative, and use “innovation” to unlock all challenges
You need to be bold enough to create new and different solutions when the status quo is no longer enough. It’s important to create a modern twist to traditional ways in corporate environment by asking questions and recognizing the talent in other people. Smart businesswomen know that the key to business success is being able to collaborate with others and form win/win situations.
Be the change, you want to see in others
Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” You have the power within you to create the life you want to live. You have the power to shape the world around you just by who you are being, and how you are communicating. Being the change you wish to see in the world starts with taking full responsibility for everything that is happening in your life.
Beware of missing or dismissing these levers from your day-to-day plan. Dare to struggle today so you can win tomorrow. Develop these traits, and you’ll make a difference in your future.