15 May 2018

7 Qualities Successful Women Have in Common

I am always proud to see women who are successful in different spheres of life. Whether as an entrepreneur, directors within an organisation, at home, successful women have a number of unique traits which enable them to truly lead from the front line.


Confidence is the secret ingredient which helps these women win big. Being confident also gains the respect of people, builds the clients trust in you and helps you build an exceptionally successful enterprise. To be confident is also to be open for criticism and to be vulnerable. Many are too proud to expose themselves if their facade ‘looks great’. To try something that might fail requires confidence and you must be prepared to do whatever it takes regardless of what other people might think or say.

They Turn Dreams into A Reality

Successful women don’t just dream big or have big vision, they take action. They have a strong determination to succeed because they are powered by their mission and purpose in life. Having determination can take you very far in life. If you are determined to do something, you are halfway to being successful.

Strong Resilience

Nobody is fearless. The difference is they know how to handle their fears. These women are willing to try new things, to learn from their experience and recognise that when things go wrong or don’t quite work out in the way they planned, that this makes them stronger. In doing so they build up resilience and so are less affected when things don’t quite go to plan and can get themselves back on track quicker.

They Focus On What They Can Control

Whereas some people spend their lives worrying about things that are beyond their control, successful business women know how to distinguish between what they can and cannot influence. As a result they are able to adopt a much more efficient, productive and healthy approach by focusing their energy only on the things that they can change control and moving things forward.

They always have a wider perspective

Business women understand the importance of looking at the bigger picture to ensure that they understand not only what is going on in their business but also what’s happening in the world around them. This also means that no matter how much passion and devotion they have for the business, they are able to take a step back in order to view things and make decisions more objectively. This also ensures that in spite of the responsibility and workload, their business and work life doesn’t fully consume them.


Starting something is easy, but to keep it going is another ball game altogether. If you want to be a successful entrepreneur you must never think about giving up. Persistence is the key to success. There might be days when you would want to give up, but in times like these remind yourself of all the hard work you have put in and keep moving forward.

They support other women

Successful women support their female counterparts; they champion women in business and more often than not they help others climb the corporate ladder. Successful women rely heavily on strong relationships, whether that’s friendship or romantic partnership.