Do you know what successful women all have in common?

They follow certain habits, and certain behaviors and they stick to what works for them. Whether you’re a boss babe running your own empire, a corporate darling who’s climbing up the ladder and taking up space, or even if you’re a mama bear home with the kids – you have a system that works. There’s a way you keep your life running smoothly. There’s a way you handle your everyday business. No matter what you do for a living, you have dreams, and aspirations and you know how to make them happen. I’ve met so many amazing women around the world, each one very different from the others. But there are things they all have in common. In this post, I highlight the 8 habits of highly successful women that I’ve seen them all embody.

1. Get comfortable with failing

If you want to be successful, however, that looks for you – you need to get comfortable with failing. Successful women don’t allow failure to be the reason they don’t go after what they want. So whether that’s flopping a red velvet cake bake at a dinner party, or messing up a project in the boardroom, they throw it over their shoulders and get back to work. They understand that failure is just a small part of the journey.

2. Learn from successful people

Whatever you want to be, do or have, someone else has been, done, or had it before. Successful women find the people who have already done what they want to, and they study, emulate and learn from them. They don’t waste time going the long route and figuring things out from scratch.

3. Don’t take advice from unqualified people

Other people mean well, but unless they’ve walked the path before, you should not be listening to their opinions. We give into the peanut gallery too often and allow them to deter us from what we want to do. Successful women don’t take advice from anyone who has anything to say unless the person is qualified to give them advice.

4. Eliminate limiting beliefs

Anytime we have fear or resistance to something new, it relates to the ego trying to protect us. Successful women understand this and when they hit a roadblock and find themselves getting scared, anxious, or procrastinating over change – they do the emotional work to power through it. They learn how to recognize triggers and patterns in their behavior. Sometimes the answer is as simple as taking one small step at a time. Sometimes a therapist needs to be consulted. But they don’t let resistance stop them.

5. Surround yourself with motivators

Ever heard the saying “your vibe attracts your tribe?” Successful women surround themselves with people who uplift, motivate and cheer them on. They have strong support systems. Whether that comes in the form of family or friends, or even an online community – they hook up with others who want the best for them. They don’t have toxic people around them.

6. Use your intuition

Where there’s smoke, there is usually fire. Your intuition will always give you far wiser advice than any other person, book, tv show, podcast, or social circle. Successful women know how to listen to their instincts and intuition. Their self-awareness is on point. This takes practice. It takes you being with yourself, spending time with yourself, meditating, or reflecting. It takes you learning how to quiet the outside noise so your intuition can speak loudly to you.

7. Step outside your comfort zone

Sometimes we have to take uncomfortable actions to grow, move forward, and get what we want. Successful women are constantly pushing the boundaries of their comfort zone, taking big or small action steps out of their comfort zone because they understand it’s the only way to fully be alive.

8. Never give up on your goals and dreams

This one is close to my heart because I spent years in a corporate job dreaming of the day when I’d get to do what I love. I kept that fire burning and it only got stronger. Personal development and becoming a life coach so I could help other women live their lives fully were so important to me, that it was a dream I could not give up. Successful women keep their dreams close to their hearts. I know it takes a back seat sometimes, when you have a family to take care of or when you have obligations in your life that need to be met. I’ve been there. I understand exactly what it’s like. But the secret is never to give up. If it means you have to hold off for a bit, that’s ok. If it means you taking one teeny tiny little action daily towards it, that’s ok. In fact, that’s how you follow you dreams! Never lose your fire for what truly makes you happy and fulfilled.

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