This was how I spent a good chunk of my Christmas Eve/Christmas: reading #GIRLBOSS. Before starting the book, I thought it’d be a memoir of Sophia Amoruso, CEO of Nasty Gal Vintage Clothing. However, it wasn’t long before I realized that it was more like hearing from a cool, older sister who told me about her past mistakes, life do’s and don’ts, and insider tips for success. I was immediately captivated by her fierce attitude and sound business (and life!) tips, some of which I’ll share below.

On Being a #GIRLBOSS:

“I believe the best way to honor the past and future of women’s rights is by getting shit done. Instead of sitting around and talking about how much I care, I’m going to kick ass and prove it.”

On Money: (Tbh, I heard my mom tell me a lot of these same things but I always rolled my eyes at her advice such as “do not spend more money than you have,” until I realized how true her wisdom was when I saw Sophia also outline this word for word. Freaky.)

“Spend money because it’s an investment in your own well-being, not because you’re bored and have nothing else to do.”

On Life:

“…we control our thoughts and our thoughts control our lives.”

On Jobs: (possibly the most helpful and motivational section for me, given my current jobless situation)

“Although playing hard to get might be cute in the dating world, it won’t fly with potential employers. They don’t have time to court you, so you had better romance the hell out of them.”

Cover letters:

“I have a business that is growing by the day, so I want to know what you can do for me. It’s as simple as that.”

On Taking Care of Your Business:

“Don’t you dare think that my shredded T-shirt makes me a sheep in wolf’s clothing. I, like every #GIRLBOSS, am a wolf in wolf’s clothing.”

On Fashion:

“You should get dressed for your life. I don’t care if the only place you have to go is the post office: Get dressed, #GIRLBOSS, and let your freak flag fly.”

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or not, this is a good read for young women alike. A lot of the tips that she drops can be applied anyone’s life. When a down-to-earth, college drop-out-turned-CEO tells me about her failures and successes, I can’t help but mentally cheer, “YEAH!! You go girl!” and hang onto her every word of encouragement to go out and be your own #GIRLBOSS.

Have you read #GIRLBOSS? Would you read it? What are your thoughts and recommendations?

Thanks for reading!


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