I know, I know…I’m late reading this. I’ve been getting around to reading through the books in the want to read section of my GoodReads profile slowly, but surely. This book has been on just about every person that I follow’s Instagram, and I’ve heard nothing but raving reviews about it. Obviously intrigued, I researched the book on curiousity, alone. While I had heard about Nasty Gal (an online retailer that offers vintage pieces) from a blogger that I follow, I had no idea who Sophia Amoruso was. That changed quickly as I purchased #GIRLBOSS from the Kindle app on my iPad.
I found this book to be very informative, and it offered many gems of wisdom from the author (and other notable quotables) on business and personal development. The book is basically a look into the life of Sophia Amoruso, the rise of the Nasty Gal brand, and how to become a #GIRLBOSS from the HGBIC (Head Girl Boss In Charge), herself. Amoruso candidly expresses her point of view in this wittily written book that details how she went from being a petty thief and hitchhiker to vintage eBay seller, and eventually the CEO of a large online fashion retailer.
It is without a doubt that I would recommend this modern manual of women’s empowerment for anyone seeking inspiration, or that needs a little push working toward their dreams. One thing that I love about this story is that despite what obstacles came her way or what successes were attained, she remained true to herself and her brand. Her misadventures in job promiscuity reminded me of myself, as I seem to get bored with a job and switch fields often. As a former Subway sandwich artist like Amoruso, I realized that there is something that I’ve learned from each of my previous positions that is valuable and can be implemented in another job, or in my own life.
Remember those gems that I was telling you about? Here are a few that stuck out to me:
“A #GIRLBOSS is someone who’s in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it. As a #GIRLBOSS, you take control and accept responsibility.”
“The energy you’ll expend focusing on someone else’s life is better spent working on your own.”
“You combine hard work, creativity, and self-determination, and things start to happen.”
“You can’t act like you’ve arrived when you’re only just receiving the invitation.”
“If you’re frustrated because you’re not getting what you want, stop for a second: Have you actually asked for it? If you haven’t, stop complaining. You can’t expect the world to read your mind.”
“If you’re a #GIRLBOSS, you should want to work harder than everybody else.”