When did "bossy" become a bad word? Being bossy, otherwise known as "assertive," is actually a very good thing, and I'd love to tell you why. Here are a few of the reasons it's better to be a bossy girl.
In an office full of women (and men) who blandly blend in, you'll stand out for being more confident and assertive, and that makes you promotion material.
What better way to get what you want than to just ask for it, and then make it happen yourself? Being assertive takes a lot of the guesswork and chance out of getting exactly what you want.
Part of being assertive and bossy is learning how to say "no." And once people know you're not afraid to say "no," they're a lot less likely to treat you like a doormat.
In your work life and in your relationships and friendships, you'll notice people are just drawn to you when you're more assertive. Everyone loves a strong, confident woman!
This may sound counter-intuitive, but it's so true: when you're a bit bossy, you'll cope with stress like it's nothing. It's likely because you've learned to say "no" so you're managing your time better, but it may also be because you just DGAF what people think of you.
If you're just up front and direct about what you want and what you're doing, there's bound to be a lot less confusion and mixed signals. You'll be an outstanding communicator!
It's not easy to make the transition from passive to assertive, but once you do, you'll notice something wonderful: you've boosted your self-esteem! Hooray!
So hands up, bossy babes! What are the other perks of being (just a little) pushy?
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