If you haven’t guessed it already, I really love talking about inspiring women.
Sophia Amoruso is the founder of Nasty Gal, and her book #GirlBoss tells the story of her journey from being a drop out from high school to becoming the CEO of one of the most successful fashion brands.
I have had this book on my to read list for some time, but it started circulating a lot on my Facebook feed because it was translated and published into Bulgarian, so I decided to make it one of my summer reads.
I completely agree with Amoruso’s statement that there is no overnight recipe for success. She tells the stories of her early days on social media, the different phases she went through to really get to where she is. She speaks about her decision to create an eBay shop called Nasty Gal, speaks about how she bought every piece, styled it, put it up for auction and gives overall very smart business and marketing advice.
Of course, not all advice works universally well for everyone and everything should be taken with a grain of salt, but I do believe there are some pretty solid advice in the book, and I especially quite enjoyed the hidden wisdom in the different stories and the different portraits of #GirlBoss-es.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this book even if you don’t particularly enjoy the advice genre, because it is funny, raw, and gives some pretty good advice. It personally motivated me to change some things around and work harder and I am really glad I read it. I think everyone can find something for themselves in it, and that is what makes a book worth-a-read.
A quote: “No matter where you are in life, you’ll save a lot of time by not worrying too much about what other people think about you. The earlier in your life that you can learn that, the easier the rest of it will be.”
My rating: 4/5 stars
Have you read #Girlboss? Who is the biggest Girlboss in your life?
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