Alpha Female Friday – Tennile Cooper

Every Friday I am going to feature a woman that I adore. They exude all the qualities of an Alpha Female and I want to dig into their lives to get some nuggets of knowledge to help us all live happier, healthier lives balancing life & work.

Definition of an Alpha Female

An Alpha Female is a powerful and assertive woman. Her confidence is due to being an intelligent and intellectual problem-solver. Being an Alpha Female is a State of Mind based on choosing ambition and being proud of it. She strives for a happy and healthy work/life harmony.

Type A Alpha Females often come across as strong willed and selfish. When we stay true to our authentic selves and stay true to our mission we shine. A true Alpha Female puts the needs of herself first without sacrificing her principles or dignity. She fills up her cup or gas tank first so that she has enough energy for her friends, family, and coworkers. A true Alpha Female strives for synergy with the world around her. She wants a perfect work/life balance but knows that it requires being true to your priorities and what makes you happy. She is never complacent about striving for better and nurtures relationships with the people in her life.

Meet Tennile Cooper!

Tennile Cooper

Tennile is a Brand Message Wordsmith at sheisepic.com. Helping women with a mission-driven message be themselves in print & sell their services painlessly. When she’s not taking over the world, one hustle at a time… you can find her watching missed reality tv and indulging on paleo-friendly cupcakes.

If you’re ready to get your business featured & name in print, Tennile will show you –there is no luck required: www.sheisepic.com/no-luck-required

How are you an Alpha Female?

Being brave enough to stay on this emotional roller coaster ride of entrepreneurship, and confident enough to learn from my mistakes along the way –would qualify.

Does work/life balance exist?

Anything worth being, will unbalance your life and you have to be okay with that. Success & sacrifice are synonymous! But we don’t usually talk about the things we’ve had to let go…in order to gain, do we?

What are you most passionate about?

Oh passion… It is my best lover and worst enemy. The things I’m passionate about always seem to consume me, it’s often hard to come up for air. I’m passionate about writing, poetry, gooood food, wine, reading, hugs (I give awesome hugs), a love story, laughter and adventure. If you had asked me this question 5 years ago, I would’ve just said reading…how lame.

What are your daily health habits that keep your immune system boosted?

Sleep! Or should I say napping. The joy you feel when you take a power nap in the middle of the day. Juicing seasonal fruits & veggies. Yoga. I feel like everyone says yoga, but it really centre’s the hell out of me –anything with movement, really. And meditation, being still gives me so much peace and provides answers to the things I struggle with during my hustle hours.

What is your weekly fitness routine like?

I was on a strict 3 days/week workout doing Kettlebell (that class kicked my ass), but since I was in a car accident I haven’t been in over a month. I need to decide what THAT is again because I get bored rather quickly with routine. Aside from yoga…yoga never seems to bore me. But high impact classes, I lose interest fast!

How do you challenge yourself fitness wise?

Switching out my workout routine regularly. I’ll try Kettlebell 1 month, then do Zumba another or a weight class. And I secretly hold competitions against the other members in the class, I know I’m not the only one who does this!?

What are your daily habits for winding down at night and reducing stress?

Shamelessly, watching mindless TV!! (Reality shows, like ROHA or MasterChef) I should wind down with a book but when your head is wrapped in client work, emails or resolving tech problems…you just don’t want to think anymore.

Right before I fall asleep though, I meditate on the day and clear my mind for tomorrow.

What are you daily/weekly nutrition habits that keep you well nourished?

Water. I use to drink a cup a day. Now, I make sure I have a bottle of water at my desk to remind me to consume the entire thing before lunch. Water helps restore the color back into my face when I work over 8hrs. at a computer daily.

What are pain points that Alpha Females are constantly problem-solving for?

Being an Alpha Female comes with a lot of responsibilities and preconceived notions but I’m here to tell you, we’re not the b*tch you think we are. Yes, we have strong opinions and our drive is unmatched but we have the biggest heart for those we love and we take our role very seriously.

What is your definition of happiness?

At the end of my day, I’ve hugged & kissed my baby girl at least 3 times today. Laughed until my gut hurt, ate until my belly was full and made room for love…that’s happiness. And wine! There’s always room for wine.

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