A #GirlBoss is someone who is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it. ~ Sophia Amoruso, GirlBoss.
GirlBoss was lent to me by a colleague and I must say that I really enjoyed it. Based on a real-life story, Sophia Amoruso builds her own Fashion Company called NastyGal and goes to share her nuggets in the book. As a person in the writing, blogging and fashion industry, I really loved this book as it showed me that other women in the e-commerce and blogging world had made it.
Sophia has recently launched a Women’s version of LinkedIn and is making Boss Moves in her career.
Sophia moves from homeless to Mogul and shares her tips on becoming a #GirlBoss. I wrote some of my favourite quotes down.
Favourite Quotes From #GirlBoss
Confidence is more attractive than anything you could put on your body.
Having good style takes thought, creativity, confidence, self-awareness, even some times a little bit of work.
Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself. ~George Benard Shaw.
You get back what you want. So you might as well think positively, focus on visualizing what you want instead of getting distracted by what you don’t want, and send the universe your good intentions so that it can send them right back.
Learn to separate your money from your emotions as much as you possibly can.
Treat your mind like money, don’t waste it.
Chances are, you know someone who is negative. You know the type: always complaining, getting fired, having her car broken into, his girlfriend is cheating on him. These people are convinced that life is shit, and so it is.
I can only date a man I respect, I’m fascinated by, and consider interesting. If he can’t do the same for me, we have a problem. ~ Alexi Wasser.
Being in a good spot financially can open so many doors. Being in a bad spot can slam them in your face. And being broke gets old, so start making smart decisions now to avoid paying for stupid ones later.
Money is a guarantee that we may have what we want in the future. Though we need nothing at the moment, it insures the possibility of satisfying a new desire when it arises. ~ Aristotle.
It takes a special kind of stubbornness to succeed as an entrepreneur.
Sometimes people want to drag you in the past, are unwilling to change, and stand in judgement of the decisions you make when they have less information than you do.
We want you to dress for yourself and know that it’s not shallow to put effort into how you look. I am telling you that you don’t have to choose between smart and sexy. You can have both. You are both.
Dealing vintage is like dealing drugs, you never reveal your source.
Abandon everything about your life and habits that might be holding you back. Learn to create your own opportunities. Know that there is no finish line, fortune favours action.
Women make natural anarchists and revolutionaries.
The energy you’ll expend focusing on someone else’s life is better spent working on your own. Just be your own Idol.
If you’re like me, you might yourself highlighting quotes and aha moments in books and taking longer than usual to finish a whole book. These are the quotes I thought I should share with you. I have more, but those are for my writing processes.
What I Loved About This Book
Sophia mixed her story and lessons with those of successful solopreneurs, bloggers and e-commerce moguls. She let them tell their story in GirlBoss with links to their work. It’s a great way to discover a tribe of similar minds and know their story.
GirlBoss has been turned into a Netflix movie which I am yet to watch but will soon do as I have already read the book. Let me know what you think about the Movie if you have watched it.
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