So, you want to be a #GIRLBOSS?
Looking for the ultimate motivator to kick your hiney into gear, and become your own version of the ultimate #GIRLBOSS? Then, girl, I have the book for you. #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso, Founder and CEO of Nasty Gal, tells the true story of how one young girl went from stealing books, to queen of her own empire. Sophia does it in a way that’s not preachy, and she doesn’t suggest that her way is the only way either. She simply tells the tale of how she got what she wanted, because she worked for it!
5 Ways To Be A #GIRLBOSS
1. Be yourself.
Don’t follow trends, if it’s not your style. Ashley Glorioso, Senior Sylist at Nasty Gal says it best, “clothes should make you feel good about yourself! I can’t imagine anything worse than a girl trying to fit into a certain trend and then feeling uncomfortable with what she’s wearing. What’s the point!? Who cares if everyone is wearing boyfriend jeans? If you feel like a chunky dude with poopy pants, take them off. You should walk out of the house and be thinking, Damn, I look good.”
2. You are one in billions!
“In a 2011 TED TALK in San Francisco, author and speaker Mel Robbins talked about how the chances that you are you are about 1 in 400 trillion. (Yes, that’s a four hundred followed by twelve zeros.) This takes into account the chance of your parents meeting out of all the people on the plant, the chance of them reproducing, the chance of you being born at the exact moment that you were, and every other wildly improbable factor that goes into each individual person. The whole point of her crazy calculation was that we should take the sheer improbability of our own existence as a kick in the butt to get out of bed in the morning. If you hear this fact as discouraging–that you’re only one in billions–then flip the script. You are one in billions! Someone has to succeed, so it might as well be you.”
3. Stay hungry. Stay foolish.
“In a now famous commencement speech at Stanford University, Steve Jobs urged the graduating class to “stay hungry. Stay foolish.” Compete with yourself, not with others. Judge yourself on what is your personal best and you’ll accomplish more than you could ever have imagined.”
4. There are secret opportunities hidden inside every failure.
Sometimes you have to have a shitty job (or in Sophia’s case, jobs) to appreciate those that are more meaningful. You only get out what you put in. How can you maximize whatever monotonous task is being asked of you into something great?
5. Bad bitches are taking over the world!
“Busting your butt isn’t just for the wallflowers anymore. We’ve arrived, and we’re killing it. There’s a chance for you, #GIRLBOSS. So take it.”
And, if reading isn’t your thing, Netflix recently launched a 13 episode season loosely based on the book that you can binge watch while plotting your plan to take over the world. Stay beautiful, #GIRLBOSS!
You can do anything you set your mind to, gorgeous.
Girl Bosses…may we be them, raise them, and support them.