#GirlBoss Book Review


Title: #GirlBoss
Author: Sophia Amoruso Founder and Executive Chairman of Nasty Gal
Purchased At: Fully Booked Greenbelt 5 for 375pesos
Number of Pages: 289

The Book Was About...

#GirlBoss talks about the Sophia Amoruso's journey from start to the current situation of her massive success business, Nasty Gal. She shares her experience with pieces of helpful advice here and there. It is a light read and perfect book for people (like me) who have big goals in mind. It's Amoruso's success story and what she learned on her journey to the top. 

My Review...

When I chose the books I'll include in my 17 Books Before 2017 I knew #GirlBoss should be in it. This book is a perfect break from a series of intense book I've read last month and it really gave me a lot of think about. Since this isn't the usual novel that I review I will then create a summary of the many things I learned throughout the book. I hope you can get ideas too though I still recommend that you pick this up to motivate you for next year.

A #GIRLBOSS is someone who's in charge in charge of her own life. 

She gets what she wants because she works for it. As a #GirlBoss, you take control and accept responsibility. You're a fighter - you know when to throw punches and when to roll with them. Sometimes you break the rules, sometimes you follow them, but always on your own terms. You know where you're going, but can't do it without having some fun along the way. You value honesty over perfection. You ask questions. You take life seriously but you don't take yourself seriously. You're going to take over the world, and change it in the process. You're a badass. (Excerpt from the book)

Money looks better in the bank than on your feet

This one liner definitely hit me hard. I didn't really realized how happier I am seeing my savings go higher rather than my makeup collection grow bigger. There is a different satisfaction when you know you have used your money well. If you didn't know I have a personal finance blog called www.savingspinay.com.ph you can visit for dose of financial stories.

The little things you do today matter

Luck isn't the reason you are in the position you have today. It's every decision you did in the past, it's each time you show to work on time and it's whenever you do your very best in your work. Know that you're planting the very seeds you can only hope will grow beyond your wildest dreams. 

Goals are powerful

Amoruso reminded in her book that when you keep reminding yourself over and over that this is what you want ... you'll soon find that the more you know, the less you're willing to put up with what you don't. 

The definition of crazy 

is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, and it's so true. If something's not working out, but you keep hammering at it in the exact same way, go after something else for a while. That's not giving up, that's just letting the universe have its way. (Excerpt from the book)

On negative thoughts and negative people in your life

Amoruso suggests to not spend time thinking about things you don't want to have a place in your life. You have to kick people out of your head as forcefully as you'd kick someone out of your house if you didn't want them to be there. 

Remember how I see myself to Amy of Gone Girl

There's also a line in #GirlBoss that I felt like I am Sophia Amoruso too. "I spent too much time thinking about what other people thought about me, and what could I possibly do to make them like me more. #RELATEMUCH!!!

Failure is your invention

You only fail at something when you become too attached with the result. If you focus on the positive and let gaining experience, perspective and knowledge your measure of success, failure is no longer a possibility.

Reading this book awaken the #GirlBoss inside me. There are a ton of lines that stood out for me and made me want to work hard and achieve my goals and dreams. Now I know the reason why most bloggers I follow recommend this book to read, I sincerely had a great time digging to all the information and stories Amoruso shared.

Rating: 3/5

5/5 - Beautifully written, exceptional reading experience and highly recommended
4/5 - Well written, fun reading experience but not my favorite
3/5 - Okay writing, okay reading experience
2/5 - What did I just read reaction - confusing - boring
1/5 - Worst book ever

Have you read #GirlBoss?

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