Every single one of us has aspirations. While some of us dream of launching our own small businesses, others of us dream of a high profile political career, like the one that Michelle Obama enjoyed as the First Lady of the United States. The fact is there is an infuriatingly short list of female politicians who have had an impact on politics in the US, but that doesn’t mean that success as a female isn’t possible.
Michelle Obama is proof that women can be highly successful politically, even if they are not technically in power just a part of the team in charge. Do you dream of being the next hot shot female politician? If the answer is yes, then read on for everything that you need to know to get to the top and make it as big as Michelle.
Michelle Obama may not have been in power yet, but there are various rumors that state she aims to be one day soon, which is what makes her such a fantastic role model, as well as her incredible speeches and takes she gave on political policy as the First Lady.
Start early. The earlier you launch your political career, the better. The fact is that when it comes to politics, launching a career that is successful is hard work, and can take a lot of time. That is why starting early is so crucial, because the earlier you start making your way up the career ladder, the better. As a rule of thumb, it takes at least five years—often ten years—for a political career to build momentum, so the earlier you launch your career, the better. Spending eight years in The White House as the First Lady is a great start to any political career.
Build your experience and name. Dedicate a few years to building your experience and making a name for yourself. The chances are that you will have to start slowly, building up your career over time. What this means is being willing to work hard to slowly make a name for yourself. The chances are that you will start in local roles and then move up over time, just like all politicians do. Most attempt to run for senator of their state, such as Mike Crapo who is Idaho’s senator, before then choosing to run for presidency and other higher political roles. If you want to be as successful as Michelle, it’s vital that you build up your experience while creating a name for yourself.
Focus on your passions. The fact is, that like in any career if you want to ensure that you go far, it’s vital that you focus on an area that incorporates your passions. If you work in an area of politics that appeals to you, you are more likely to be successful, which is why it’s so vital to take your passions seriously. Public speaking isn’t the only political path that you can go down – there are many other political career options to consider, such as political writing, for instance. The fact is, if you are going to make a career out of politics, you need to work in an area that you love or you will lack the motivation and drive to succeed.
If you are serious about being the next Michelle Obama and want to reach your political aspirations, take note of the tips above and implement them when it comes to your career path. If you work hard, you have every chance of reaching your political dreams.
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