“People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.”
Like A Boss is one of my favorite sayings. When I used “The Google” to research the origin of the phrase, I found the following:
Like A Boss is a catchphrase often used in image macros or GIFs that feature a person completing an action with authority and finesse. It was first used on SNL as part of a skit and went viral soon after. You can learn more here.
I always use this phrase when I see someone taking on a big challenge, pushing themselves in a new arena or doing something with amazing gusto and passion.
At the core of this phrase is an important life lesson: No matter who is paying us, we are each our own boss. Whether you are an independent contractor, a small business owner or a Fortune 500 employee – YOU ARE ULTIMATELY YOUR OWN BOSS. You are in charge of your career, your professional development, your continued learning.
We have to do it all – like a boss.
We are in charge of what we do and how we do it. We are responsible for completing projects, making crucial decisions, selling ourselves and our crafts, marketing our products, and ensuring our personal development. We have to determine how much money we want to make and what are we willing to do to get it. We have to determine when it’s time to increase our skills or when it’s time to transition to a new phase of life or career.
We have to figure out the answers and chart our own courses. We have to praise ourselves. We need to have a bigger vision than we think possible, make promises to ourselves, and keep them.
We get to drive. We NEED to drive.
So…when was the last time you were A Boss?