“A #GIRLBOSS is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it.” – Sophia Amoruso
When I first picked up #GIRLBOSS, I wasn’t expecting much. I saw commercials about the show on Netflix and thought it looked interesting enough. I wanted to read the book before the show aired. The series is loosely based around Sophia Amoruso, the founder and CEO of Nasty Gal which is an eclectic clothing store in California. I got SO much more than what I bargained for.
#GIRLBOSS describes some of Amoruso’s struggles, but centers more on how to make it as an entrepreneur. If you are worried about it being a feminist book, I promise it isn’t! She refers to the readers as #girlbosses since that is her demographic, but there is great content for everyone in this book. She talks about being a worker and also the good, bad and the ugly of being a boss. It’s definitely not easy.
This book completely changed my life and gave me the jumpstart I so desperately needed. Amoruso describes the things she encountered and how she overcame them on her journey to success. I have always struggled since starting my blog and even beforehand on what others were doing and not focusing on my own goals. #GIRLBOSS teaches that it doesn’t really matter what others are doing. It matters on what you are going to do and pour your blood, sweat and tears into it. Whether that be opening up a swimsuit company, becoming a dog walker (my secret dream job), or working a full-time corporate job, it’s all about what makes you happy to be alive. Don’t let anything stand in your way. If I let everyone’s negative comments depict what I did in life, I would have quit blogging on day one, but I stuck with it and it’s easily the best thing I have ever done.