5 Flirty Tips That Will Make You Think About The Way You Do Business
French women are gaining increasingly, prominent positions in business, while still enjoying the finer things in life.
Besides, indulging in chocolate and croissants…
1. They Speak Their Mind
You’ll always find a French girl with those bold red lips. It’s a reminder to be powerful with your words.
Debate in France is often seen as highly confrontational by other countries, but the French find it fun and entertaining when interruptions occur. It’s encouraged and considered a good thing.
She loves when other people join the conversation and emotions run high, but it actually draws on the distinction of being more of an intellectual goal – a goal which will help to move the process forward.
This lively, energetic, and somewhat theatrical style is, viewed as, advantageous to reaching the end results, and translates to being passionate about your convictions.
Try starting a friendly debate on your favorite social media page.
2. They Do What Feels Good
Building on similarities is not seen as positive – it’s better to be authentic and be who you are. The French girl never worries about what she looks like or what others are thinking about her. She plays to her strengths. She walks with her head high and doesn’t care much about her hair being perfect. Even being seen with frizzy bed head. But would never compromise her femininity, give up her personal style or forgo those classic heels, even when walking all over the city or standing for hours in a business presentation.
Think about what makes you unique, and – Own It!
3. They Stay In The Moment
You can bet that when she’s sipping a light rosé or rich cabernet, she is completely attentive to that glass. Much like, when she is working on her business, she is focused and present to one project at a time.
As it refers to your business or getting a task completed; it’s best to focus on one task at a time until it get’s done.
Basically, when you multi-task – you get less done.
If you give 100% of your attention to one task, it will get ALL of your attention, and most likely get accomplished in a timely manner. But, if you add just one more item to your to-do list, you might think that each task gets 50/50 percent of your time.
Nope. You lose 20% of your momentum and it gives you just 40% of the action required for each of those tasks.
In other words, stay in the moment, and enjoy that glass of wine, write that blog, sit in a café, clean the house, make an opt-in, enjoy lunch with a friend, create your course, scroll your social media, or hold a meeting until you have achieved the finished product or goal.
And, if you need a little help staying on point, try the 30/30 app, Flat Tomato, or even a good old fashioned timer to keep those time-management skills dans la pointe.
4. They Have a Love of Language
According to the Global Business Culture, “There is a great love of and respect for elegance in the use of language and the sophisticated presentation of ideas are raised to an art form.”
Language is the tool, with which, you can tell a story. And, your story is how you relate to people i.e. your ideal client. It enables someone to feel for or identify with something from their own life. It builds rapport and creates credibility.
Think about one story in your life that will make you more relatable or help others to empathize with you.
5. They Linger Over Lunch
The two hour lunch break is an impenetrable thing in France. As opposed to many other places, where you might spot someone stooped over a computer during their lunch hour; typing with one hand and eating with the other.
The French girl doesn’t consider lunch, a time to refuel. Rather, it’s a way of sharing food and establishing a connection with other people, and in business, it’s all about creating relationships.
“It’s a moment where our identity is formed by what we eat, how we eat and who we eat with,” – Thibaut de Saint Pol, sociologist at the Ecole Normale Supéreure de Cachan.
Honorable Mention: They Always Take The Weekend Off
One French girl asked me, “Do you want to work three or four days a week?” Because the weekends are for pleasure, good wine, and relaxing with family and friends.
If you are planning to savor your weekend, then you will want to try day blocking so you can be more productive during your work week. Look for where you need to cut distractions and put a structure in place. Pay attention to times and days that work best for you, like when you are feeling creative or more productive.
Pick one day a week to power through your work, schedule a morning or two for discovery calls, and add another, dedicated solely to writing. If you have well defined work days, I think you’ll find that you will get a lot more done.
So you can have a Bon-Weekend!
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