This book will have you believing you can fly to the moon in a rocketship of your own creation. In one short read she will have you screaming YES I CAN and I AM A GIRL BOSS louder than you thought your lungs would facilitate.
“When you believe in yourself, other people will believe in you too.”
– Sophia Amoruso
Sophia Amoroso is the founder of Nasty Gal – an online fashion retailer [yeah, me either, I don’t like fashion, but don’t let that put you off!] She started her business on eBay with no money in the bank while living in a cupboard under the stairs… [tongue in cheek]. Her business grew to a multimillion dollar company, and Forbes decided she was pretty bleeping marvellous.
She was 22yo when she started… I mean, come on. I was still wandering round the place dazed and confused at 22yo [not much changed there tbh!] And while she doesn’t profess to have known what she was doing way back when, she knew that she was good at something, so she just went with that. We can all learn a little from that…
Don’t want to start an online business? Not interested in starting any kind of business? That doesn’t matter. This chick’s can-do attitude is infectious. If your goal is to swim the channel, or hike the Pacific Crest Trail a-la Cheryl Strayed [hands up who’s with me?], or even just to make it to the top of the high street without panting for breath, then this book will inspire you to do those things too, and more.
This is about self belief. This is not a guide to business, it is a guide to mindset. If you want to achieve anything, whatever that goal/dream/fantasy is, you can make it a reality if you get your head on straight. #GirlBoss is one way to get you out onto the path of YOU JUST FREAKING WATCH ME!
My fave Sophia quote from the book is:
“If you’re frustrated because you’re not getting what you want, stop for a second. Have you actually flat out asked for it? If you haven’t, stop complaining! You can’t expect the world to read your mind.”
Can I get an AMEN?
So there you have it. On Audible it’s just 4 hours and 40 minutes long. What are you doing tonight – watching the Bridget Jones collection, or levelling up your mindset and becoming a #GIRLBOSS?