Hey all! Lately I’ve been on a reading spree. I’ve been reading book after book after book. However, I’ve been wanting to talk about #GIRLBOSS for quite a while now. I finished reading this book in July and fell absolutely in love with it. If any of you haven’t heard about this book, it’s basically an autobiography mixed with some lessons and tips about life. The author is Sophia Amoruso, the founder and CEO of Nasty Gal – a vintage online clothing store. This book is definitely not a how-to. Sophia explains that first and foremost in the beginning. She’s just sharing with you how she became successful and INSPIRES YOU to become a #GIRLBOSS in you own way.
I’ve always had an incredible drive but this book has heightened that drive indefinitely and has made it more consistent. I’m certain that after you read this book, you will want to reach your full potential. You will want to bring that “BOSS” out of you. You will literally want to start making moves. You will realize that even if those moves may not seem like a big deal NOW, they will all come together in the bigger picture.
Sophia says so may things in this book that make you really think about your life and your current situation. She says things that make you think about who you want to be in the long run and how exactly do you plan on becoming that person. The quote that stood out the most to me was
“Life is short. Don’t be lazy.”
It’s literally that simple. If you want something, do it NOW or make moves to achieve it NOW. You need to realize that everything is not going to be easy. As Sophia states…
“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. You’re a fighter – you know when to throw punches and when to roll with them. Sometimes you break the rules, sometimes you follow them, but always on your own terms. You know where you’re going, but you can’t do it without having some fun along the way. You value honesty over perfection, You ask questions. You take life seriously, but you don’t take yourself too seriously. You’re going to take over the world, and change it in the process you’re a badass.”
If that excerpt alone doesn’t inspire you women out there to get up and go do something to become great, then I don’t know what will. Go out there! Get this book. Read it. BE INSPIRED!