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On Beyoncé, lady bosses, and feeling powerful AF

On Beyoncé, lady bosses, and feeling powerful AF

Today is the fourth and final lesson in my 4-part series on power. 

A lesson that, for your enjoyment, will be told through the lens of the original Queen Bey.

(I say your enjoyment of course, but let’s be honest, I have WAY too much fun choosing gifs each week.)

 
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Alright, so, quick recap.

If you’ve been following my blog from the start, you know that I’m a *little* obsessed with all things authentic power. 

It's why I did this whole series of lessons on feeling strong, secure, and capable of living life as you please. (Is there any other goal?)


In lesson one, we talked about owning who you are and letting go of what other people think.


 
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In lesson two we talked about the importance of surrounding yourself with good, loving people.


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In lesson three we said, "Screw the rules. If something's not working, create your own game." 


 
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And now, in lesson four, we're gonna talk about what ties them all together.


LESSON #4:

BE THE BOSS OF YOUR LIFE


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(She's so gracious when she says it, right?)

Whether you love her or hate her, Beyoncé is the epitome of a woman who understands her power.

A woman who does what she wants, when she wants. 

 
 

Now, I know you're probably thinking, Duh, Emily. Of course Beyoncé can do what she wants. She's famous and has millions of dollars!

So let me impart why I selected her as the theme of today's lesson: 

Being a “boss” isn’t about a hashtag, likes on Instagram, or even boatloads of money.

It’s about taking ownership of your power.

The power to like yourself — even if others don't.

 
 

The power to love yourself — even if others don't.

 
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The power to agree with yourself — even if others don't.

 
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And above all, the power to approve of yourself — even if others don't.

 
 

Ultimately, being "the boss" is about being the one who evaluates, decides and otherwise passes the final judgment on all things you, yourself and life.

No amount of money or external admiration can do it for you, which is why we so often see overnight celebrities spiral, while others, like Beyoncé, stay grounded.
 
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But being a "boss" isn't just for people like Beyoncé or anyone else in a position of wealth and external power.

It's for you, me and every human on earth who's ever asserted their right to decide what is true.

And for every amazing woman who's ever had the audacity to say "fuck off" to anyone who's told her otherwise. 

With love from me and B,

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P.S. And yes, being a #boss is also a little bit of this:

 
 

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This woman's Instagram will give you 10 reasons to love life (again) in 2017

This woman's Instagram will give you 10 reasons to love life (again) in 2017

When the rules aren't working... create your own GAME

When the rules aren't working... create your own GAME