#GIRLBOSS, by Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso, has been on my reading list for quite a while. Inspired by The Glitter Collective book club, I finally found an excuse to pick up a copy. It was also a way to get started on my reading goal for this year. The final verdict? That was the best $12 I've spent in a long time.
If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, or any sort of goal whatsoever, Amoruso's book will screw with your mind - in the best way possible. It's the sort of career that any recent grad needs to read. Her writing is witty, personable and relatable. Sure, I didn't start an Ebay store stocked with vintage clothing, but Amoruso's "get to work" philosophy really resonated and inspired. Here are three of my favorite quotes from the book:
- "If you're bored and hating it, it's a big sign that you're most likely just in the wrong place." It's easy to feel impatient for that "dream job" as a recent grad, but if you hate every moment of your day job, there's a high chance you're in the wrong place.
- "Focus on the positive things in your life and you'll be shocked at how want more positive things start happening." I really do believe in the power of a positive outlook.
- "Treat your savings account like just another bill. It has to be paid every month, or there are consequences." At a certain point in your 20's, putting money away is almost more exciting than a new pair of shoes.
#GIRlBOSS addresses the obstacles of following your biggest passions into self employment. But more importantly, it addresses the challenges of life as a young professional. Somehow, this book inspired me to work even harder. Have you read #GIRLBOSS yet?