8 Things Every #GirlBoss Should Know

How to be a Girl Boss

Are you a #girlboss looking for your next endeavor? You’re going to want to check out Project NM – an amazing tribe of queens, boss babes, and entrepreneurs looking to raise each other up! Nicole started this company in 2015 after she realized how hard it was working for herself and living paycheck to paycheck. It all started at her kitchen table one morning while brainstorming with her mom. That’s when she decided to create something amazing with not only some amazing clothes, but bringing together a community of women who believe in financial freedom, reaching goals, and creating a life they’re proud to call their own. Read more about Nicole’s inspiring story here.

 To sum it up, Project NM’s motto is: “A Tribe of Entrepreneurs Who Just Get It.” On their site you can order your own Entrepreneur tee in black or white for $45. I already know you’re going to love it – the shirt is seriously so soft!

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8 Things Every #GirlBoss Should Know

1. Timing is everything.

Rome wasn’t build in a day. Any good thing takes a lot of effort, love, time and patience. Projects and businesses don’t develop overnight and sometimes you have to wait a long time before things start working out. It’s all in God’s timing, which is hard for me to deal with because most of the time it doesn’t align with what I had in mind. But as it turns out, when you look back you’ll realize that His plan is always better than we could have ever hoped or dreamed for.

2. Be inspired.

Go places and do things that inspire you! Browse Pinterest, blogs, brands, or photography that catch your eye.

3. Don’t let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.

Yes, I just quoted a Hilary Duff movie. (If you know which one it is, we should totally be bffs.) Your worst regrets are usually the things you never even tried. It can be intimidating looking at bloggers with huge followings and thinking “I’ll never be good enough!” or “There’s no way I can be that successful!”, but one thing is for sure: if you never try you’ll never succeed.

4. Plan it out.

Make lists, organize your folders, coordinate meetings, plan out and schedule blog posts in advance. This makes things so much easier when you have a plan! But if things don’t go exactly to plan: don’t freak out. Be flexible.

5. Never settle.

One of my favorite things that Project NM promotes is to about not settling for just okay, but pushing yourself to be great. You can do anything girl, just don’t settle!

6. Find your #squad.

When I think of a girl boss, I automatically associate her with having an awesome group of gals supporting her by her side. Your #squad can be found in many places – for me, it’s been through my Style Collective sisters and community of OC bloggers. They have all been so helpful and supportive in helping me achieve my goals and congratulating me when I reach new ones. If you’re a blogger looking for some support, don’t be shy to join our #stylecollectivesquad! Another great idea to find creatives near you is to research some relevant hashtags or the Explore Page on Instagram – I’ve been able to connect with so many people this way!

7. Fuel up.

Whether it’s coffee, smoothies, fresh juices, or protein bars, you have to make sure you take care of your body so you’re able to work as hard as you possibly can.

8. Do what makes you happy.

You know what they say – if you do something you’re passionate about, you’ll never work a day in your life. Following your passions is always so much more rewarding!

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Project NM tee | Aeropostale jeans | Forever 21 heels | Kaitlyn necklace | Forever 21 clutch | Zara moto jacket

Photos by Gabi Wells

Do you have any other helpful #girlboss tips? Make sure to share them below!



  1. January 20, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    I LOVE that you just quoted A Cinderella Story- that movie is amazing! This is a great post, and every word is so true. Thank you for sharing gorgeous! Hugs, Kait

    • WorldWideStylista
      January 20, 2016 / 2:52 pm

      It’s of my favorite Hilary movies – bonus points for Chad Michael Murray 😉 Thanks for the support, darling! xoxo

  2. January 20, 2016 / 12:12 pm

    I love this post. It’s so true that we need to lift each other up as girl bosses. We’re all chasing our dreams in different ways but having a team of supporters makes the journey that much easier. Love the t-shirt. Xoxo

    • WorldWideStylista
      January 20, 2016 / 2:51 pm

      Exactly! You totally get me Gail. Thanks for being on my support team and I’m so glad I’m able to follow along with your journey as well! xo

  3. January 20, 2016 / 12:32 pm

    You look adrobs and i love your tips to being a #girlboss. BTW, your pictures look G R E A T!

    stay styled,


    IG: stay_styled
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    • WorldWideStylista
      January 20, 2016 / 2:49 pm

      Thank you so much Lindsey! Gabi always makes me look good 😉 xoxo

  4. January 20, 2016 / 6:19 pm

    Great post and love Project NM! I can’t wait to read up on her story! I agree, finding a tribe of amazing women who are really trying to support and uplift one another is a great thing! So glad I’ve become apart of the Style Collective family you ladies are amazing!

  5. January 21, 2016 / 8:21 am

    Yep we should totally be bff’s!! A Cinderella Story is my favorite movie!! Loved this post, very inspiring and you look great!

  6. January 21, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    ciera–AWESOME POST. i found myself nodding the entire time and throughly enjoyed reading your writing and thoughts. #1 resonates with me the most, good things take time. thank you for introducing me to project NM xoxo,

    janna | http://www.jannadoan.com

  7. kavyaede
    January 21, 2016 / 7:36 pm

    I love love this post, Ciera! Absolutely agree with all the 8 things you’ve stated! And you look oh so lovely in that Entrepreneur tee! It’s gorgeous. :)

  8. ruthieridley
    January 23, 2016 / 10:41 pm

    This pictures are STUNNING and I absolutely agree with everything you said!! xo

  9. January 27, 2016 / 11:33 am

    That tee is seriously perfect! I want it so badly! Also the 8 tips are so great! I feel like sometimes I’m a GirlBoss in distress because sometimes not everything goes as planned, but I’m trying to figure it out one day at a time! It’s always nice to read your posts babe! Sending you love, xx


    • WorldWideStylista
      January 27, 2016 / 5:37 pm

      You should definitely get one, they are so cute and comfy! Don’t worry girl, I feel the same way! Thanks so much for reading! xo