I first read #GIRLBOSS last year while visiting my family in Sweden and I couldn’t put it down. It inspired me, made me laugh, and made me want to take action on some ideas I’d been having. written by Sophia Amoruso, the book acts as a semi-biography on Sophia’s journey to start her massively popular company, Nasty Gal. her writing mingles between a recount of the struggles and successes, and the lessons learned from those experiences. the best part of the book is that it’s written for practically any woman who just wants to get out and do something cool. here are the top lessons from #GIRLBOSS:
– spend most of your motivational energy creating cool stuff instead of wishing you were someone else – nothing good comes of spending all of your energy on someone else and it be a huge downer. celebrate everyone and then celebrate yourself for who are!
– “if this is a man’s world, who cares? I’m still really glad to be a girl in it.”
– failure is rough to take, but take the bad with the good and look for opportunities that are hidden in failures.
– if you want to apply to a job, write a cover letter. here’s what you should avoid in a cover letter:
- making the cover letter about yourself
- not connecting the dots between your experiences
- you give criticism to the company you’re applying to because you think you can fix it
- you have grammatical mistakes or confusing sentences
– there’s no autocorrect in life – show up and do your best, don’t broadcast negativity to the rest of the world
if you read one book in the next 6 months, make it this one, you won’t regret it!