“Focus on the positive things in your life and you’ll be shocked at how many more positive things start happening”
I was browsing through agirlobsessedblog.com (by Mandy Ferrugia) a few months ago and saw the book #GIRLBOSS on a bunch of her pictures. The bookworm in me got curious. I think what caught my attention was the title “#GIRLBOSS”. I asked Mandy what were her thoughts on the book, and she highly recommended it… So went to my local bookstore and bought the book.
#GIRLBOSS is one of the most mind opening book I have read in a while, so I thought I would to a little review on it!
The book is by Sophia Amoruso, she is the founder and CEO of this hundred millions dollars company called Nasty Gal. Amoruso has accomplished a lot for a 31 years old. She is a huge inspiration for a lot of people (now including myself).
What I like the most about #GIRLBOSS is that Sophia is very witty, sarcastic, and funny. She involves a lot of humour in her writing so it is not all seriousness, and it makes it a good enjoyable book to read.
In this book Amoruso talk about her past life, what she did before Nasty Gal, what she’s been through, her work experiences (she used to work at Subway, and even had a brif thieve career).
The thing that she put in perspective is how she found the motivation to do what she does now. She really just didn’t focus on the money, she focus on studying and perfecting her craft. It Shows that if you perfect on what you want to do and really put the effort and time into it, eventually the money will flow, it doesn’t really matter where you come from, or how shitty your current job is, or how much money you have in your pocket, it is really just about learning from each experience, and being present in the moment.
In her book Sophia teaches us that the first step in starting your journey, in whatever you want to do, is actually starting. I know it sounds kind of literal, but a lot of people don’t actually do this because they think that the work isn’t going to be up to their expectations (or someone else expectations). Let’s keep it real , yes you’re work isn’t going to be great at first (especially if you’re doing something you’ve never tried before) , but that’s what the whole learning curve process, and learning from your mistakes is about. To achieve greatness you have to go out of your comfort zone, and improve yourself as a person. You have to be consistent, work hard, and most importantly be patient.
There’s this quote that I really love from this book:
” The pure mechanics of traditional school system were spirit crushing. I felt it was the man’s was of training America’ss youth to endure a lifetime repeating the behaviours taught in school. But in an office environment. I felt like a prisoner. I woke up at the same time every day and sat in the same chair five days a week. I had no more autonomy than a trained dog. First world problems right?”
When I read this it kind of reminded me that sometimes when you live a real structure life, you tend to think that the world is very small, but in reality it isn’t. There’s just so many opportunities out there. If you can’t find one that is the perfect fit for you, than you just create one for yourself. No matter what you could always live the life that you dreamed of, no matter how many months, or years it takes to accomplish that, it really just dependent on being patient, and if you are willing to fight for it anything is possible.
So yeah, that’s pretty much what I’ve learned from this book I feel like it’s a really good read, I do recommend it for anyone who’s looking for inspiration!
Have you read #GIRLBOSS? What are your thoughts on it? Or what book are you reading at the moment ( always looking for a good read!)
Love, Helene Xx