04 March, 2015

ARE YOU A #GIRLBOSS

#girlboss

We all need a bit of sass and all round coolness in our lives and you don't get much cooler than Nasty Gal's Sophia Amoruso. In the words of Ms Amoruso herself "it's cool to be kind. It's cool to be weird. It's cool to be honest and to be secure with yourself." So coolness aside, creating a $100 million business in 8 years, I was more than happy to read what she had to say!

      "A #GIRLBOSS knows she may not nail it on the first try, and that's okay.  

Remember to be open and keep your head up when something doesn't work out."


When I was growing up I lived for Saturdays, sitting all afternoon in the library reading books it was my happy place. I still get excited flicking through a new book and reading #GIRLBOSS was no different. I was smiling and chuckling to myself at Sophia's humour, her refusal to take no for an answer and nodding along to her no nonsense advice.

Her life was not your typical Cinderella success story, she built her business from doing what she really loved. Through hard work not pot luck. She gives realistic advice about looking after your income and not wasting your money, even if you have millions in the bank. It's about being caution but knowing when to take risks.


"As a #GIRLBOSS you should always be confident -  and absolutely sure - 

about what you know, but humble with what you don't"


She's been on the hiring and firing ends of job, she's done it all and happy to give back. Offering tips on writing your cover letter, how to ask for a pay rise as well as dealing with investors (dream big guys!) What I love about this book is the living proof of succeeding on your terms, creating something from hard work and passion and never stop learning and growing. She believes in her brand, her team, her buyers, the person reading her book - no one is beneath her. Sophia you rock!

#GIRLBOSS to me is not being afraid of hard work, not giving up at the first hurdle, being smart and savvy and all the while knowing your worth. I really feel inspired now!


What does #GIRLBOSS mean to you?

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36 comments

  1. I don't think I have any go to books for inspiration but I really need to change that and get this book, it sounds great and I could do with this kind of inspiration. Not having read the book but just from the word itself GIRLBOSS to me is all about being who you want to be/where you want to be in life and not letting anything get in the way x

    Beauty with charm

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  2. I don't have any inspirational books, but I've been eyeing that one for a while. These quotes you've shared made me want it even more. It really sounds like a must-read book to me!

    Kisses, Kali
    www.kalisinspiration.com

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  3. Thanks for this review! I recently purchased this book on Amazon along with Yes Please by Amy Poehler and can’t wait to get reading them. I love a good inspirational book and this one sounds pretty awesome. Thanks for sharing :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

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  4. God doesn't this sound crazy lush? I've seen her book cropping up for a while and I am so glad you thought it deserved the praise it gets!! :)

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  5. This actually sounds amazing. I had seen this book pop up on every second person's wishlists. But I had never before really given it a chance.

    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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  6. I really need to get my hands on this book! It sounds such a great read - I wanna be a #girlboss...

    www.theprettybeatniks.com

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  7. It's a great book to read for inspiration, it's really easy to read too. I agree with you Alina, we can't let things hold us back in life :)

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  8. I'm glad I picked it up, it's a great book to read that's not too in depth and over whelming!

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  9. Amazing, I'm sure you will enjoy this book! I love reading about inspiring women :)

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  10. Yes I was so pleased I enjoyed it, I figured everyone must love it for a reason?! Plus it was less than £8, so not too bad!

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  11. I know, I thought I was the only one who hasn't read it! It's a nice easy read too.

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  12. It's a great book to make you feel like you can achieve anything, super inspiring!

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  13. I do love this book and its meaning. Its defiantly a good motivator for work!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  14. I love a good GIRLBOSS. Any girl making waves is good for women!

    xo

    www.style-wire.com

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  15. Hi Hanh,
    thanks for recommending :) I heard so much good things about this book. I guess I should really give it a try now. :) And I love that photo in general. With all that accessories next to the book. Looks gorgeous. ♥

    www.color-castles.com

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  16. Wow love your pics hun! I've been seeing this book all over the place but never really thought about reading it! I just might order it now, love how it empowers women to take control of their business!

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  17. I haven't read it and to be honest, I don't think it's 'my' kind of book anyway. I do like what you're describing here though.

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  18. Hi Sabrina! Thank you :) I enjoyed reading the book, I'm sure you would too. xx

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  19. Thanks hun! I was the same, it's been around for ages but I felt in the mood to read it and I'm so glad I did. Yes exactly - there's a whole chapter on how to take care of business haha. xx

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  20. You should hun, it's a good easy book to read with lots of helpful tips and annedotes to make us kick ass :p You're so welcome Ellie, I'm so happy for your engagement! Any help you need just drop me a line, I know exactly how you feel at this stage :) xx

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  21. I know it's not for everyone, I was after a book to help me start my own business and this really help me get in the empowering mindset.

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  22. I've seen mixed reviews about it, to be honest. I might give it a try and see for myself at some point!

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  23. I know some books are not to everyone's taste but I like the business no 'fluff' approach, this book has!

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  24. I have not read it yet, but have recently finished "Not that Kind of Girl" which was so inspiring, funny, and well written!

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  25. Ohh that's next on my list to read :)

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  26. Have you read "Bossypants" or "Yes, Please" yet? Those are on my list as well. I've heard they are best consumed via audiobook. :)

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  27. Not yet! I'm not sure how I feel about audiobooks but I can see how they would be appealing :)

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  28. Right, i'm going to pick up this book!! :)


    lucylovestoeat.com

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  29. I really need to get my hands on this book, it looks so inspiring!!! Especially if she gives you tips on writing cover letters!! :)

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  30. #Girlboss is one of my must-read books for anyone. It is inspiring and motivating. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
    x Sarah
    www.stylebysasha.com

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  31. Hehe, hopefully you'll love it too!

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  32. Yes it's super inspiring! Hope you enjoy it to! Xx

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  33. I agree Sarah, such a motivating and inspiring read!

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  34. This is awesome! I ha no idea this book existed but I am seriously interested now. I have so much respect for women that know what they want and are strong and confident in getting it, it makes such a nice change from what I typically experience everyday when I meet people.
    Thanks for the recommendation!


    C O C O N I C O L E ❤ Fashion Lifestyle & Design

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  35. Glad it found it interesting Nicole! Definately, I love finding new people especially women to feel inspired by - it really does make me want to go out there and make something of myself :) Thanks for reading girl. xx

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