The climate of the workforce is changing, and we’ve already talked about how women are coming to the forefront of sales leadership. Each day we see more women excelling in business, politics, entertainment and thousands of other fields. It’s becoming more and more apparent that #GIRLBOSS ladies are not to be taken lightly.
Speaking of #GIRLBOSS, let’s talk about the woman herself: Sophia Amoruso. Her passion, drive, and all-around awe-inspiring business acumen makes her the picture of motivation for women in the workforce. But not just ladies can learn from this #GIRLBOSS — everyone in modern sales can take her advice when it comes to working hard, fighting for what you want, and getting comfortable being uncomfortable.
Take a look at just 5 of my favorite #GIRLBOSS statements from Amoruso, and let them serve as the driving force behind this Motivation Monday:
1. Fortune Favors Action
“Abandon anything about your life and habits that might be holding you back. Learn to create your own opportunities. Know that there is no finish line; fortune favors action. Race balls-out toward the extraordinary life that you’ve always dreamed of, or still haven’t had time to dream up. And prepare to have a hell of a lot of fun along the way.”
2. You Don’t Get What You Don’t Ask
“If you’re frustrated because you’re not getting what you want, stop for a second: Have you actually flat-out asked for it? If you haven’t, stop complaining. You can’t expect the world to read your mind. You have to put it out there, and sometimes putting it out there is as simple as just saying, “Hey, can I have that?”
3. Remember Your Own Standards of Performance
“Even with no manager watching to give me a gold star, it was important to do my best. Who cares if a tree falls in a forest and no one hears it? The tree still falls. If you believe that what you’re doing will have positive results, it will — even if it’s not immediately obvious. When you hold yourself to the same standard in your work that you do as a friend, girlfriend, student, or otherwise, it pays off.”
4. Plant Seeds for Success
“Each time you make a good decision or do something nice or take care of yourself; each time you show up to work and work hard and do your best at everything you can do, you’re planting seeds for a life that you can only hope will grow beyond your wildest dreams. Take care of the little things—even the little things that you hate—and treat them as promises to your own future. Soon you’ll see that fortune favors the bold who get shit done.”
5. Don’t Let the Glass Ceiling Hold You Down
“You don’t get taken seriously by asking someone to take you seriously. You’ve got to show up and own it. If this is a man’s world, who cares? I’m still really glad to be a girl in it.”
This is an amazing time in history when we all have the power to step up to the plate and be an inspiration to each other. As our own CEO Kyle Porter said to the Salesloft team this weekend, “we can love and respect all humans, and strive to be our best, while pushing ourselves to change the world as one team, together.” So let’s take his words, and the words of #GIRLBOSS Amoruso, and make this last quarter one no one will forget.
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