This is for everyone. But especially for the ladies.
1) Say it like you mean it.
Say it loud, say it proud. Your voice has power and enormous value. If you don’t value your voice, then how can you expect anyone else to?
2) Strike a pose.
Posture is your friend. I know it sounds very Catholic schoolmarm-y, but really, it’s for real. Shoulders back, chin held high says lofty things about your state. Power posing – assuming the position of a victorious athlete with arms in a V– has been scientifically proven to boost your confidence levels dramatically. Ever see 'Yoncé with her shoulders slumped? I didn't think so. Go get your swag on and own the streets!
3) Take the high road.
I’m talking manners people. (Again.) It’s respect for yourself and others. And everyone will love you and think you’re awesome because of it. Conscious awareness, kindness, compassion, all that crazy fun stuff. Do it.
4) Know when to draw the line.
Have boundaries. Stick to them. Live by a code. You are samurai.
5) Rules? Where we’re going we don’t need rules.
You stay late at a job you despise because someone else told you to? NO. You are an amazingly free-thinking individual who can take your life by the cajones and decide what you want to do and how you want to do it. Keep in mind numbers 3 & 4 while paving your way to greatness.
6) Don’t apologize. Unless you screwed up. Then apologize immediately and with immense levels of grace.
When every other word you say is “Sorry,” it discourages the receiver and puts you smack dab in a position of weakness. You are strong, not sorry.
7) Shake what your mama gave you.
Own it. Whatever you got. There is no one on this planet like you. Celebrate and take pride in the crazy unique weirdness that is you and only you. You are basically a mythical unicorn that can never be repeated. So use it or lose it bucko.
Now, go astonish the world with your epic badassery. I know you can do it!