Forbes has released The World’s Most Powerful Women 2013 list and women all around are inspired by these icons to create the lifestyle you desire to lead. From First Lady Michelle Obama to Spanx founder Sara Blakely, it is more than apparent that the sky is the limit to your dream. That being said, here are some pointers for developing your personal empire of power! First off, stop thinking about it and start doing it! Whatever you dream about owning, becoming, creating… now is the best time to finally act upon that dream. Action is the key. Remember to be driven by something else rather than money. Also, make sure you have deep industry knowledge of the area you are interested in participating in. If you’d like to style hair, you should be familiar with top stylist, creative techniques, and trendy coloring. The way to be the best at what you do, is to have understanding of every aspect of your interest. 2013 is the year of the winner- YOU!