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5 things I learned from #GIRLBOSS (the book)


I can’t remember what made me buy this book when I was in a bookshop several months ago, but I am so glad that I did.  I had it on my pile of books to read for quite a while, and after reading a couple of novels, I was ready to read a more real-life book.  Enter #GIRLBOSS.

This book was so inspiring, I found myself telling lots of people about it.  “You have to read this book,” I would tell them.  I learned so much from reading this book!

Five things I learned from #GIRLBOSS (thank you Sophia Amoruso)

  1. I am a firm believer that it is better to think positive thoughts, rather than negative ones.  I believe negative attracts more negative, so I try really hard not to go there.  “You get back what you put out, so you might as well think positively.”
  2. “Take care of the little things – even the little things you hate – and treat them as promises to your own future.  Soon, you’ll see that fortune favours the bold who get shit done.”  I love this! It’s so true.
  3. Sophia talks about constantly tweaking her business.  If something is not working, she doesn’t just continue with that idea, but she changes things, tweaks things, tries to find out what is wrong.  I think this is something that makes a lot of sense, but a lot of us fail to take this on board.  We do our best efforts to get something done, and when it doesn’t work out, we feel like we have failed.  We forget to try something else. “I never assumed that I’d just done my best job the first time around.”
  4. “When your goal is to gain experience, perspective, and knowledge, failure is no longer a possibility.”  I know the times that I have acted on a purely financial basis, my efforts have not always been rewarded financially!  However, when I have done things for the pure desire of trying something new and expanding what I can do, that is when magical things can happen!
  5. “Chaos magic is the idea that a particular set of beliefs serves as an active force in the world.”  Here she talks about sigils and passwords, and it was pure genius.  Of course!  Why not write your best intentions into your password?  It makes so much more sense than using the name of your pet, or the season, or the place you were born, or whatever you are using right now.  I’m off to change all of my passwords

I hope you get a chance to read this book.  It really is inspiring.  So much of what she talks about seems like things we should all know and remember.  It’s worth reminding ourselves of these things at times.