by Sophia Amoruso
I can’t remember where I first heard of #GIRLBOSS, but I think it was probably just hearing about it “around.” Regardless, this book was phenomenal. Amoruso is a gifted writer, coming across relatable and humorous. This book was very engaging and easy to read. I didn’t want to put it down. Most of all, #GIRLBOSS was inspiring and motivational. I came away feeling empowered and encouraged and ready to take on the world. Amoruso chronicles her life and discusses her failures and her successes. She intersperses her story with advice and tips for being a #GIRLBOSS. She also includes little stories from other successful people sharing their story and advice. The book was well laid out and designed. I took so much away from it!
Summing it up: I can’t recommend this book enough (to both women and men) and I will likely be adding it to my library! Enjoy and get inspired!
All the best, Abbey
Some inspiring quotes:
“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. There are secret opportunities hidden inside every failure.”
“When your time spent making money is significantly greater than your time spent spending money, you will be amazed at how much you can save without even really thinking about it.”
“But there’s also the everyday kind of magic that we make for ourselves . . . .It’s just recognizing the fact that we control our thoughts and our thoughts control our lives.”
“Your challenge as a #GIRLBOSS is to dive headfirst into things without being too attached to the results. When your goal is to gain experience, perspective, and knowledge, failure is no longer a possibility. Failure is your invention. I believe that there is a sliver lining in everything, and once you begin to see it, you’ll need sunglasses to combat the glare. It is she who listens to the rest of the world who fails, and it is she who has enough confidence to define success and failure for herself who succeeds.”
“I also think you age a lot quicker if you can’t keep yourself busy and under the right, healthy dose of stress. Too much of anything obviously isn’t good, but as my dad always said: Overwhelmingly busy is a much better state to be in than overwhelmingly bored . . . .It sounds incredibly platitudinal, but no one will ever be able to love you if you don’t love yourself. What’s beautiful about it is that if you love yourself enough, you don’t need the validation from anyone else.” – Leandra Medine