I’m a big believer in mentorship. I think it’s one of the best ways to grow your business, learn new skills, and find inspiration. That’s why when someone comes along who is willing to mentor you, you should be grateful.
In my case, I have a Warrior Woman Mentor. Now before you cringe at the thought of being mentored by anyone but yourself please know that this woman is so much more than just a mentor…she’s my angel on earth. She has helped me heal from some pretty intense situations in my life and given me invaluable advice along the way (even though sometimes it doesn’t make sense until later). Motivational quotes about women are really powerful because they allow us to see the world through a different lens. They make us think about what it means to be a woman, what we can do to help others, and how we can achieve our goals in life. Motivational quotes are also a great way of reminding ourselves that anything is possible if you just believe.
1. Get up before 8 am.
I don’t know about you, but I am a night owl by nature. In fact, many of my peers are night owls as well, people who spend their evenings immersed in Netflix or scrolling through social media and have trouble waking up for work in the morning. But if there’s one thing that every successful person has in common, it’s that they’re all early risers, even if they’re not naturally blessed with an internal alarm clock like yours truly (trust me, I’ve tried).
Getting up early is one of the most effective ways to set yourself up for success and make sure that nothing gets in your way of being productive at work or school. The earlier you wake up each day, the more time you’ll have to accomplish what needs doing before other people start their days and steal away your opportunities for productivity.
Of course, getting out of bed at 5 am isn’t easy, especially during those first few weeks when my alarm would go off before sunrise and I’d still be groggy from sleep. But after practicing this habit daily for a few months now, I can say that it became second nature almost immediately once I got used to it, and then eventually even easier than getting dressed (but we’ll get there).
2. Take an afternoon break every day (no matter what).
You might be thinking, “But taking a break means I’m not working.” Or perhaps, “I can’t afford to take a break right now. There are too many things on my plate.” The truth is that taking an afternoon break every day can do wonders for your productivity and happiness. Here are some tips:
- Make sure your break is scheduled in advance so it doesn’t feel like you are wasting time or procrastinating when you take one. If you have kids, set aside time on your calendar for family time or playtime with them (or both.) ahead of time as well so everyone knows what is going on and when to expect it. Making sure everyone has a say about the schedule will help avoid unnecessary tension as well as inevitable changes that come up from week-to-week due to extenuating circumstances or other factors beyond anyone’s control (like sick kids). This also prevents people from feeling guilty about taking their breaks when they know they shouldn’t feel guilty because it was agreed upon beforehand by everyone involved.
- Pick activities that suit the season; don’t just go golfing all year round if snowboarding would be better suited for December through March. Pick activities that allow all members of the group (even those who aren’t interested in trying something new) enjoy themselves while still getting out into nature instead of spending hours inside watching tv shows on Netflix which leaves less opportunity for bonding among friends/family members over shared experiences together instead of social media interaction alone which can only go so far before losing its appeal after several years.
3. Practice rock n roll yoga poses every morning (she’s not a yoga person she just likes that I am).
You can set your alarm for 5:30 am. Or you can set it for 6:00 am if you’re feeling less ambitious. You can even make it 6:30 am if that’s what feels right to you. But whatever time you choose, remember this one thing: the earlier in the morning that you wake up, the better off you’ll be.
When I first started working with my mentor and learned about her routine, she was waking up at 4:00 am every morning so we could connect before our kids woke up and her day started in earnest (she also explained that she hadn’t slept a full eight hours since 1996). For someone like me who has always struggled with getting enough sleep (and still does), this seemed like an impossible feat. But then something happened, I realized how much easier everything was when I was well-rested. My thoughts were clearer, my moods were more stable, my movements were faster and more focused… And so began my journey into rock n roll yoga poses every morning.
4. If you can’t find it, create it
If you want to be a warrior woman, then you must be willing to do whatever it takes to make your dreams come true. You have to be willing to take risks and step outside of your comfort zone if you want your life to change for the better. The only way that I was able to become my authentic self was because I made sure that nothing stood in my way of doing so.
There are going to be times when things don’t go according to plan, but if we stay focused on our goals and keep working hard towards them then eventually everything will fall into place as long as we aren’t afraid of failure or rejection (which is something that many people struggle with).