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Three Traits of a Successful Woman

Donald Massey asked:

s a Successful Woman?

What traits and qualities does a successful woman have? Why is she the same or different from other women? How can these traits be applied to help you to become more successful? These questions will be considered in this article.

Starting off, here are three outstanding ways in which successful women excel.

First, Successful Women Run Businesses

If you were to delve deeply into the lives and careers of prominent women like Hillary Clinton, Codolezza Rice, Margaret Thatcher, Benazir Bhutto, Leona Helmsley, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey and a select score of others you would find that they are extremely active in operating a business and conducting multiple business affairs. They are commonly found in the forefronts of business negotions and in the making of key business decisions at all levels of the process.

What Kinds of Businesses?

The kinds of businesses successful women run can be as varied as publishing and media services like Oprah Winfrey. Food service and hospitality-based businesses such as those of Martha Stewart, hotel chains like Leona Helmsley or feminine products (i.e., cosmetics, beauty treatments, perfumes, etc.) distribution organizations like those of Fabrege and Chanel. Women can have successful careers in government, industry, and in fact, all different types of businesses. For them the sky is truly the limit.

Second, Successful Women Plan

They are adamant about planning for their business, economic and personal futures. Hey have a burning desire to plan for their businesses, then they dedicatedly work that plan to its completion. Adjustments and alterations may be made to adapt to changing circumstances but they still remain focused. This tight focus is the third trait we will examine.

Third, Successful Women Focus

Focus on what? They narrowly focus on what they want and the steps or processes required to achieve their lofty goals. One acronym of the word FOCUS defines it well, that is to “Follow One Course Until Successful. These focused women can also learn from their failures. Failure is an important, recognized step in the growth and development of many areas of life. Philip Knight, a president of Nike footwear once said, “the trouble in America today is not that we are making too many mistakes, but that we are making too few”.

You can allow these very same traits to help to to become more successful. First, learn to operate a business or other capital venture. The knowledge, skills and traits required will be invaluable is molding and shaping you for a greater role in leadership in any aspect of your life. Second, develop and apply your ability to plan ahead for yourself and a business organization. It is a crucial key to managing or avoiding potential problems in many areas of bsiness and in life. Plan your work, then work your plan. Third, learn to tightly focus on what you want out of life. If you will follow your dream relentlessly after careful planning and development of the necessary elements and resources, you too could prosper, grow and ultimately become much more successful.

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