Back in the day, badass women who excelled in their field and knew their worth were seen as “bossy” or “overbearing.” It’s funny how men do the exact same thing, and they are praised and given a raise. If you are familiar with Taylor Swift’s song, “The Man,” it encapsulates workplace inequality and how we are living in a patriarchal world.
Fortunately, women nowadays are more aware and vocal with their rights. Special thanks to the badass women who started the revolution. They sparked the fire inside people to finally see the worth and glory of the extraordinary women all around the globe.
Women are working together, building each other up to be the badass women they are meant to be. So, how can you be a badass businesswoman? Here are 7 badass characteristics you can possess:
In movies, strong female personalities are often portrayed in such a way that the whole room feels her presence the moment she walks in. It’s not all cinematics, and it can also be the case in real life.
As cliché as it may sound, confidence is the best thing you can possess as a woman. In any industry, whether it be male-dominated, confident women are treated with the utmost respect. Do you know why? It’s because confidence starts by having self-respect. When people around you see that you know your worth and have self-respect, they will know and feel it too.
So, put on your best outfit, chin up, and strut.
If you lack passion in whatever you do, you will not give your 100%. No matter how many sleepless nights you have, it will still fall short without passion. To be clear, this doesn’t mean that you will fail without passion. It emphasizes that all you do will be ten times better with passion.
With passion, you will feel inspired, energized, and motivated, leading to fantastic output. Who doesn’t love great results, right?
Owning Your Flaws
You are not perfect. No matter how long you practice or how many books you read, you will never be the smartest or most skillful. Understanding and accepting that concept will allow you to get that you are human - you have flaws, and it’s okay.
By identifying and owning your flaws, you allow growth to happen. Acknowledging is the first step for you to be your better self.
Most people think that being badass means you will not care about anything and anyone. Contrary to that belief, strong women are more compassionate and empathetic. This allows them to connect and understand issues from different perspectives and depths.
Unlike other characteristics, being compassionate is inborn to all of us. We all have that internal desire to help other people. All you need to do is harness it, make it grow.
The best way to look badass is by hitting your goals. In doing so, you are showing the people around you that you can put your money where your mouth is. This characteristic differentiates arrogance and badassery not just in women but also for everyone in any industry. Nothing makes you less credible but missed deadlines, empty promises, and a lack of accountability.
Never stop learning. Remember that you are human and not perfect. So, learning something new every day is a good habit. Aside from scouring resources, like books, podcasts, webinars, etc., getting feedback is one of the best ways to learn.
Although, always take feedback with a grain of salt. Not all feedback is meant to help you grow; some are meant to tear down your confidence.
Last but not least, badass women inspire and support other women. Take this moment to observe the people you surround yourself with. Do they inspire you? Does interacting with them fill up your cup the same way you fill theirs? Based on your answer to these questions, you will know what kind of woman you are.
If you think you are surrounded by people who do not resonate with you, it’s never too late to find your people. Find badass women and start growing an empire.
These are only a few of the main characteristics you may possess to be a badass businesswoman. There are a bunch of other virtues they encompass. Take time to write down your badass features and tell us how much badassery you possess.
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