Recently, I decided to go on a "self-help" book binge. I picked up #Girlboss on the recommendation of a trusted friend; though I knew little about Sophia Amoruso, Nasty Gal founder and CEO, all it took was a few excerpts to know this book was just for me, and all of the women like me.
Sophia gets it. This book doesn't come off as preachy, overly inspirational or moving to the point of tears. Instead it's a kick square in the caboose, charmingly aggressive and inspiring all at once. While she details the winding road she took to her success, including dumpster diving, shop lifting and thrifting, Sophia also shares advice on fashion, finance, business and above all, remaining true to one's self.
“Each time you make a good decision or do something nice or take care of yourself; each time you show up to work and work hard and do your best at everything you can do, you’re planting seeds for a life that you can only hope will grow beyond your wildest dreams. Take care of the little things—even the little things that you hate—and treat them as promises to your own future. Soon you’ll see that fortune favors the bold who get shit done.”
― Sophia Amoruso, #GIRLBOSS
Being that I had been in the works of creating this blog and working toward finding my own "voice" and "brand," this book was like a cheerleader to go after all of the crazy things I thoight were a little too ambitious for me to achieve. The prevalent theme is to go out there and get your dreams; find what you love and DO IT. Sophia will definitely make you laugh more than a few times and think along the way. This was an easy and motivational read, written by a savvy businesswoman with the vocabulary of an articulate sailor. My kind of gal!