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Sophia Amoruso, the ultimate #GIRLBOSS is truly an inspiration for all girls to find what they love doing and make the most out of it. High-school dropout turned Executive Chairman of Nasty Gal, Sophia Amoruso shows us that trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to break is the key to success. Her New York Times bestselling book Girl Boss has become an inspiration for so many; showing that no matter how lost we may feel, there’s always a calling for something more for everyone of us to find and unleash the #GIRLBOSS within us.
Below are some of my favourite quotes that I highlighted from the pages of my Girl Boss copy that’ll give you an idea of what great things you’ll learn from Sophia Amoruso’s motivational book.
“The energy you’ll expend focusing on someone else’s life is better spent working on your own. Just be your own idol.”
“You don’t get taken seriously by asking someone to take you seriously. You’ve got to show up and own it. If this is a man’s world, who cares? I’m still really glad to be a girl in it.”
“If you believe that what you’re doing will have positive results, it will – even if it’s not immediately obvious. When you hold yourself to the same standard in your work that you do as a friend, girlfriend, student or otherwise, it pays off.”
“There are secret opportunities hidden inside every failure”
“What I know is that nothing is universally boring – what’s boring to you could be totally engaging to someone else. If you’re bored and hating it, it’s a big sign that you’re most likely just in the wrong place.”
“When you approach everything as if it’s a big, fun experiment, then it’s not that big of a deal if things don’t work out. If the plan changes, that can be even better.”
“Most people don’t land their dream job right out of the gate, which means we all have to start somewhere.”
“We think fast, type fast, move fast, and expect everything else to happen just as fast…….” ……..But, like everything, you’ve got to work for what you want.”
“You should get dressed for your life. I don’t care if the only place you have to go is the post office: Get dressed, #GIRLBOSS, and let your freak flag fly.”
“Rules surround all that we do, and no one, no matter how saintly she may seem follows all of them. I choose to obey explicit rules – like you know, paying for something before I leave the store – but the rules that society implies we follow, well, those are the rules I have the most fun breaking.”
“Focus on the positive things in your life and you’ll be shocked at how many more positive things start happening. But before you start to think you just got lucky, remember that it’s magic, and you made it yourself.”
For more information on the book, go to girlboss.com