How to be a bad ass!

March 08, 2013 By Caitlin Sellers

You're probably wondering what context I'm talking about when I say bad ass, right?

When I hear that term 1000 possibilities pop into my head.

The first thing I think of is one of those motorcyclists in a leather jacket- though I could never see myself being that kind of bad ass, I know many people who are- especially women pulling that type of "bad ass-ness" off.

The next thing I think of are all the moms out there trying to keep it all together. I don't think people who have never had to deal with the day-to-day tasks to truly understand what moms go through- I mean c'mon if you can take care of an infant (which = 24/7 surveillance unless you're paying someone or have really awesome family/friends), entertain a toddler, occupy a dog, juggle the laundry, prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner for your family, keep the house semi-under control and still find creative ways to make money...in my mind you're definitely a BAD ASS.

However, the type of bad ass I want to talk about today, was inspired by a blog post I got today in regards to creating a bad ass career for yourself. It got me thinking, am I doing everything I can to set myself up to be a bad ass? To have a bad ass career? To have bad ass friends? I know I am becoming a little redundant here with the word bad ass but seriously, think about it- are you living the life you want to be living?

Some things to consider:

1. You are the company you keep.

If you want to be a bad ass, hang out with bad ass people. In other words, if you want to be a successful, independent, fun-to-be-around woman (or man)...

SURROUND YOURSELF WITH THOSE TYPES OF PEOPLE

2. If you don't like it, change it. If you don't change it, stop complaining about it.

Example: If you're not happy with the amount of time you're devoting to your health... eat better, exercise- even if that means taking your dog or just yourself for a power walk, remember you're doing more than those still sitting on the couch, and spend some time in the sunshine.

3. Whatever you decide to do to be a bad ass, remember to set goals.

SMART ones at that: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely GOALS.

4. Hold yourself accountable and stay true to yourself.

If you have a hard time holding yourself accountable, try writing things down in your planner (schedule it into your life). Also, talk to your loved ones about it- when you talk about it, it makes you want to be about it.

5. Stop procrastinating, making excuses for yourself, and just be a flippin' bad ass....go for it!

I know this is sort of a rambling kind of blog post, but I am taking my own advice with this.

I am pursuing my dreams in my professional life, I am working towards financial freedom no matter how many hours I have to put in a week with whatever number of jobs I end up working, and I am holding myself accountable for exercising weekly (sometimes that means 1 gym day a week and 3 good walks and sometimes that means 3 gym days a week and a good walk every day or not). Either way I am getting out there, I am making it a priority, and I am putting forth the effort.

Those are 3 different types of goals to make myself a better bad ass.

What are your goals and dreams?

How are you a bad ass?

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Caitlin Sellers

Business growth is Caitlinโ€™s focus, people is her passion and digital marketing is her niche. She enjoys advising professionals and businesses about digital marketing and providing inbound marketing strategy and services. Additionally, Caitlin's the energetic community organizer for Local Levo Charlotte in which she provide s the opportunity to elevate women's careers.