What 52 Successful Women Can Tell Us About Thriving

Updated: Oct 18, 2019

The inspirational women who have contributed their answers to THRIVING!
The inspirational women who have contributed their answers to THRIVING!

At Thrivhers, we interview successful and inspirational women, in pursuit of a deeper understanding of what it really means to Thrive and how we can strive to achieve success and happiness within our own lives.

The questions we ask are designed to shed light on how these incredible women live their day-to-day lives and how they got to where they are today. There are many aspects throughout these interviews which, as women, we can relate to or identify with. Equally however, there are countless pieces of advice and wisdom that we may not have considered or thought about – and it’s from these we stand to gain the most inspiration!

With all this valuable information at our disposal, we thought it would be fascinating to pull together some of the best takeaways and most popular responses in an easy-to-reference, quick-fire guide to Thriving!

“One wellness ritual you do regularly?”

Successful women are well aware that making time each day for self-care is crucial, not only to our general health and happiness, but also because it impacts our ability to reach our potential across all areas of our lives. We are intrigued to hear how these women devote time to nurturing their wellness, despite their hectic schedules – a challenge most of us are all too familiar with!

Thrivhers’ top 5 wellness rituals:

  1. Regular exercise

  2. Meditation

  3. Getting enough sleep

  4. Making time for ourselves

  5. Getting outside

“How do you go about self-development?”

Every successful woman knows the importance of self-development. No matter how much success you have achieved to date, there is always room for further improvement. Remember, if you're treading water, you're not moving forward – to grow is to progress. We do appreciate it isn’t always easy to know how to do this, which is why we like to ask our Thriving women how they go about it!

Our top 5 self-development strategies:

  1. Keeping a diary for self-reflection and to acknowledge achievements big and small.

  2. Making time regularly for deep and honest chats with people who inspire and support us.

  3. Forcing ourselves outside our comfort zones – challenging ourselves to try new things and experiences, purely to find out just what we’re capable of.

  4. Continuing to learn and grow - reading books, listening to podcasts, watching webinars, attending courses, talking to mentors.

  5. Setting both long and short-term life goals, making plans to achieve them and taking steps towards those every day.

“Who has helped you progress in your career the most and what did they do to support you?”

Nobody is an island – we all need people in our lives who support our efforts and our aspirations. The trick is ensuring we surround ourselves with the right people, those who will lift us up rather than tear us down, or undermine our ambitions. We guarantee that every successful woman will have at least one person in her life who has her back, so we ask this question to gain a better understanding of who these supporters tend to be, helping us make positive choices in our own lives.

Top 3 types of goal-supporters:

  1. A Partner

  2. Family & Friends

  3. Mentors

“A fear you've had to overcome to pursue your ambitions?”

We ask this question because we know that