#Girlboss is a "Can't put down" book by Sophia Amoruso.
This freaking AWESOME book has been a major inspiration with my building of Walter Alice Store. What's also cool is the fact that my boss - borrowed it from her boss - and lent it to me before I became my own boss... Ahhhh boss overload!... Little did I know that my ass was about to be kicked!
(I actually hate the word entrepreneur... blame the 80's for that)...
If this had have been shown to me as a self help book, I honestly wouldn't have read it ... I also wouldn't have bought the book from reading the blurb on the back. Its definitely the kind of book that needs to be recommended to you.
AND It came at EXACTLY the right time in my thought processes and it really honestly did make me "just start" to do what I love most.
(A bit of accounting, marketing or website design would have come in handy right now - but hey, I'm still doing it and will always be learning!)
I, like Sophia "really respect people who are willing to just roll up their sleeves and get the job done, even if its a shitty one"... I will never forget the girls that stayed late one night in the stockroom (at my last job) and helped me pack 150 gift packs when it was well below their job status to do so... those girls are still owning it and are in my eyes true #Girlbosses.
While I am always nice to everyone (I think), I do have an inner badass #Girlboss that could be flicking you the bird right now....and I do believe that because I have started this business with all this "character building", at the age I was when I started (39)...(and with the help of a memorable course on assertiveness), I am actually getting way more comfortable with making better choices with what to give a shit about.
Yes of course I pre-ordered Sophia's next book Nasty Galaxy as soon as I was able to... and this email from the Book Depository made me let out a small squeal...
I actually cant wait to get it, and I will be stalking the postman every day from now on..., this kind of inspiration that totally feeds your creativity is actually extremely hard to find.
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