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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lessons from #GIRLBOSS

Last month I read Sophia Amoruso's new book, #GIRLBOSS, and loved it.
The fashion entrepreneur tells her story of going from dumpster-diving deviant to millionaire CEO of Nasty Gal clothing within 8 short years. 
She writes with gusto and makes anything seem possible if you work hard, follow your passion and believe in yourself. 
What is a GIRLBOSS? A GIRLBOSS means you're always striving to be the best. Boss is about an attitude, not a title. Being a GIRLBOSS means you're always pushing yourself further and that you're not afraid to stand out. 
All good stuff, no?
While many of the messages are fairly remedial (obviously you should be nice to the people you work with), they also serve as good reminders when you see them all laid out in print.
There was a lot of wisdom in the book ranging from obvious to poignant, and I took the time to mark some of my favorites to share with you. 
Here are some great lessons ranging from believing in yourself to believing in your outfit, all coming together to be a GIRLBOSS.

- Failure is your own invention.
- You belong wherever you want to belong. 
- It is she who listens to the rest of the world who fails, & it is she who has enough confidence to define success & failure for herself who succeeds. 
- No matter who you are in life, you'll save a lot of time by not worrying too much about what other people think about you.
- You are capable of leading an awesome life no matter where you fit or don't fit in. 
- Choose what fashion means to you.
- Embrace all the things that make you different.
- Don't get drunk on your own success.
- You have to be excited & passionate about your ideas to make them work. 
- Money looks better in the bank then on your feet. 
- Chase what works - let go of what doesn't. 
- A good idea is only good if there is a well thought out plan to make it a reality.
- Take risks. The risks are where the breakthrough happens. 
- Dream & never stop dreaming.
- Fake it till you make it.
- You may not nail it in the first try, & that's ok. Be open & keep your head up when something doesn't work out.
- You don't get what you don't ask for.
- Know when to shut up & when to speak up.
- Hire people better than you - challenge yourself. 
- Save 10% of every paycheck. 
- Be creative, no matter what you're doing. 
- Bet on yourself. 
- Know what you don't know.
- "Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle' ~ Abraham Lincoln
- Being the person who says "nothing is below me" makes you the person who stands out. 
- Keep your promises. 
- Be willing to put in the time. 
- Always have smart answers - even to dumb questions.
- Look up and around - if you're not finding something inspiring, you're not looking hard enough. 
- Dream Big- but know the first step to get to that dream will be a small one.
- Get excited about the mistakes you will make.
- You don't have to know exactly where you're going in order to get there. 
- 'When you don't dress like everyone else, you don't have to think like everyone else' ~ Iris Apfel
- Confidence is more attractive than anything you could put on your body.
- You create the world, blink by blink.
- Compete with yourself, not with others.

What tips do you think help make a GIRLBOSS?

1 comment:

  1. I am skipping over the jist of the post because I have wanted to read this forever!
    Thank you for reminding me, I am going to purchase it RIGHT NOW!