I finished #GirlBoss last week. Can I just say that Sophia Amoruso knows what she’s talking about? #GirlCrush alert.
Here are some notable highlights from the book:
“If you’re dreaming big, #GIRLBOSS, don’t be discouraged if you have to start small. It worked for me.”
On saving every penny:
“If you’re tempted to buy something, just imagine that those new shoes were actually made out of crisp $20 bills. Do those $20 bills look good getting dirty on the sidewalk? No, they do not. That’s because money looks better in the bank than on your feet”
On asking for what you want:
“If you’re frustrated because you’re not getting what you want, stop for a second: Have you actually flat-out asked for it? If you haven’t, stop complaining. You expect the world to read your mind. You have to put it out there, and sometimes putting it out there is as simple as just saying, “Hey, can I have that?””.
On asking for salary raise:
“When you do meet to discuss it, skip the personal sob stories. The only factor that affects your chance of getting a raise is whether or not you’ve earned it. It doesn’t matter if your car broke down or that your landlord’s raising your rent. Those facts are not your boss’ problem. All she needs to know is that you’re kicking ass, like a #GIRLBOSS should.”
On how to treat your to do list:
“Take care of the little things — even the little things that you hate — and treat them as promises to your own future. Soon you’ll see that fortune favors the bold who get shit done.”
On being an introvert:
“Introverts are also more apt to pay attention to the small details.”
On being ballsy:
“Your challenge as a #GIRLBOSS is to dive headfirst into things without being too attached to the results”