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Just Read: #GIRLBOSS


#GIRLBOSS is one part memoir and one part how-to guide. Sophia Amoruso, CEO and founder of Nasty Gal, goes through what it takes to be a #GIRLBOSS. An attitude that encompasses many different traits. Someone who is passionate and driven, creative and collaborative, and fearless and humble.

Here’s someone that not too much older than me that went from working at a receptionist desk at an art school in San Francisco to becoming the founder and CEO of an immensely popular brand. How did she do it?

She stayed humble and loyal to her customers, listened to them, connected with them and let the brand grow organically. Not getting swept up in any excitement.

When people are telling you how great you are too soon, you have to keep your head down and keep working harder.


#GIRLBOSS is a way to live your life. It’s about not wasting your time and talent. It’s about embracing all those shitty jobs (UGH, I’ve been there…) and the let downs because that’s the only way you’ll appreciate the day when you really are pursuing your passions, whatever they may be.

Honestly reading this book is one of the reasons I decided to start writing more (outside of the writing I do for 8 hours at work!). You can’t complain about opportunities that you’re not being given when there are other opportunities available.