Over the past year or so, I’ve been really addicted to podcasts. I subscribe to a bunch of them and listen to them in my car as I’m driving from class to class. One of my favorite podcasts is called #girlboss radio. Each week the host interviews a different woman who has somehow made a name for herself in her field. Whether she’s an artist, a CEO, a chef, or a songwriter, each woman has lots of wisdom to share about the path she’s taken and the experience of finding success as a woman in a male dominated world.
One of my favorite parts of the show is when the host asks each guest to name her “girl boss moment” of the week. She also asks listeners to share theirs on Instagram with the hashtag #girlbossmoment. A girl boss moment can be something like treating yourself to a day at the spa, meditating every day for a week, asking for a promotion, or kicking a bad habit. It’s anything that makes you feel like you’re the boss of your own life. When I listen to each episode, I try to recall my own girl boss moment of the week and it inspires me to create more of these moments in the coming week.
In fact, I feel like this hashtag, as silly as it may sound, has been just what I needed to push me towards certain empowering decisions lately. For instance, after struggling with fear and a list of excuses, I made the girl boss decision to take a trip to India at the end of this year, which is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time.
I encourage you to give the podcast a listen, maybe share your #girlbossmoment on Instagram (and tag me too @yogalish), but most importantly, when you’re faced with a challenge, a tough decision, or just a chance to take care of yourself, ask yourself the question “What would a #girlboss do?” (Sorry guys, you can do the same thing but come up with your own hashtag!)