It’s hard to believe the first thing that Sophia Amoruso sold online was a stolen book, or that she started Nasty Gal in 2006 after developing a hernia and spending a lot of time on the internet. Now she’s an internationally recognised CEO, has crafted a brand that reflects the same values she started up with and has an amazing book #Girlboss under her belt as well. Her book #Girlboss is such a success purely because it gives Sophia a voice, it’s witty, funny, down to earth and completely honest, a breath of fresh air or a reality check for any entrepreneurial woman. As you probably already know, we’re running an awesome giveaway where you can win your own copy of #Girlboss, so make sure you enter it now! Meanwhile here are a few nuggets of wisdom from the woman herself…
#1 “Don’t ever grow up. Don’t become a bore. Don’t ever let the Man get to you. Okay? Cool. Then let’s do this.”
#2 “If I, and this book, have anything to prove, it’s that when you believe in yourself, other people will believe in you, too.”
#3 “It takes a special kind of stubbornness to succeed as an entrepreneur.”
#4 “Don’t get so focused on one particular opportunity that you’re blind to other ones that come up.”
#5 “It’s important to take advice but not all of the advice. It’s good to learn from other people’s mistakes, but you have to learn from your own too.”
If there’s one thing we love about Sophia, it’s how real she is. A key point of her book is not to spend too much time idolising someone else, she detests the idea of being someone’s role model, instead idolise yourself, that way you’ll truly believe in your capabilities. Check out this amazing behind the scenes video for some more of Sophia’s story.
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