Woman’s Guide to Winning in Business

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Gone are the days when women are expected to stay home, take care of the baby, and make sure the dinner is ready before the husband comes home. These days, more and more women are making it big in the corporate and business world. Not only that; these executive women are learning how to balance making a home for their family while succeeding in their chosen careers.

If you are among these executive women who are looking for ways on how you can be able to conquer the so called man’s world but still want to be able to take care of your family, then these tips would surely help. Are you ready?

Know your goals. What are the things that you would want to accomplish both at work or business, and in your home? For instance, would you prefer to be the one preparing the dinner? Would you want to be able to send your children to bed or prepare their breakfast? Knowing what is important to you can help you manage your workload and office schedule better. This way, when something comes up and you have to choose, setting a priority will help you decide faster.

Talk to your husband and agree about shared responsibilities. There are ways where you can probably adjust each other’s schedule so that one of you would still be available for the kids. You will be able to build a strong relationship because both of you will be able to understand where both of you are coming from. More so, having at least one parent in the house ensures proper guidance for the kids.

Find time to spend or talk to your kids every so often. Children want to be listened to, they need to feel your love and it is quite hard for them to understand the need of both parents to work. Let them feel that they have a say in the family and their opinions are important too.

Stick to your deadlines. Even if you have other priorities at home, you need to respect the fact that other people in your company are relying on you to do your job. Try as much to never make excuses about emergencies in your home. Successful women are professionals. They are at the office to work and they are homemakers at home.

Be early on your appointments. As they say, you are either on time or late. Being on time means being early. Remember, the world of business is a fast paced world. You can either run with the times or be left behind.

Do your homework. Be prepared. A flawless presentation is backed up with careful planning and thorough review.

If you follow these tips, you will be able to wade through both worlds with your head above water, while whistling. It may not be easy at the beginning, but when you get a hang of it, it will be a breeze.

Article researched and prepared by Ariane May, Founder of By Ariane - a community of stylish executive women. Topic requested by member. If you have any suggestions on information you would like to see in our blog, please email editor at blogspace@byariane.com.au. We will do our best to include it in future editions. 

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