The right TV show can be so much more than just than just a form of procrastination. Some of my favorite shows are the ones that make we want to accomplish, inspire me to create and work my butt off. This week, one of the best girlboss-shows has hit its 5-year mark on television and I believe that is something worth celebrating.
Let’s give it away for … Scandal.
For those of you who have not seen the show (where in the world have you been?!?), let me break it down for you:
Olivia Pope, the former White House communications director and most badass woman in town, opens a crisis management firm in Washington D.C. Pope and her team of associates are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for their clients. They have dedicated their life to defending and protecting the public image of the most powerful people and politicians in the United States. But no ABC show goes without a little drama, so don’t you worry. The characters have some well kept secrets of their own and get themselves in plenty of high class, political turmoil.
One of the things I love most about the show is its strong, leading female character. She makes me want to get s**t done and be the powerful woman I know I can be. And because of that, I felt it was only appropriate to pay her a little tribute.
5 things every girlboss can learn from Olivia Pope
Do whatever it takes.
Not literally, of course. While the characters on the show go to pretty much any lengths to protect their clients, I am not advising you to clean up crime scenes or hide any bodies. Olivia Popes dedication and persistence, however, is a lesson for all of us. She treats every case with the utter most importance. According to the principle: The job is not done until the crisis is handled.
Olivia Pope’s signature saying is “I always get it done.”. Her confidence radiates through her precise motions and her commanding talks – be it to her associates, the White House staff or foreign terrorists. She is certain about her skills and proves that there is no-one who needs to believe in your work more than you do.
Trust your gut.
Pope usually solves her cases based on her gut feeling. This, of course, is based on years of experience. But even as a young professional it is beneficial to rely on your instincts, especially when it comes to working with people.
Dress for the job you want.
You can say whatever you want about the woman, but her style is always on fleek. The gladiator in a suit knows exactly where she wants to be someday (the Oval, that is) and dresses the part. Olivia Pope knows the importance of a first impression and proves that a professional appearance makes all the difference.
Take a break.
When you have put out one fire after the other and there are at least three crisis going on, you need to focus. In order to get herself together, Olivia Pope opens up a bottle of red and relaxes for a few minutes. Even the best gladiators need to unwind and get their thoughts in order.
I hope you enjoyed this little congregation of lessons. Are you as obsessed about Olivia and her girlboss status as I am? Let me know about your favorite Scandal moments.