Just finished reading #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, the founder and CEO of NastyGal.com. It was a great, quick read, and I would definitely recommend it.
The book details how she started and expanded her company, and has a lot of great career advice from her, and from other female entrepreneurs.
A few of my favourite quotes were from the Portrait of a #Girlboss from Christine Barberich, Editor in Chief of Refinery29:
“In terms of striking out on my own and being brave in my convictions, I learned that mostly by being freelance. I don’t think you can truly know what you’re made of until you are in charge of your days. How you use that time, and the work you pursue, teaches you so much about who you are and what you can become.”
I liked that a lot because I am working freelance right now, but I think it applies to how you spend your time in general. Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day, and how you spend your free time, whether it’s having Netflix marathons, or working towards your goals, is probably going to determine how successful you are going to be.
“As hard as it is, stop caring so much about what other people think. Find a way to hear what you want. Recognize what is your dream. And then put everything you have into that: your work, the relationships you surround yourself with, the food you put in your body. Everything you have control over in your world should feed that dream.”
So, so true.