“A #girlboss is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it,” says Sophia Amoruso, the author os the book #Girlboss.

While she’s not a mum, Sophia who hasn’t even hit the big 3-0 has an old head on her shoulder, which probably comes from life’s experiences. Thrown out of school, and getting caught shoplifting, Amoruso decided to change her life. She set up an eBay business selling vintage clothes, and when she had found her feet (and been bullied off the platform), she decided to set up her own website. The rest is history.

This isn’t a business how-to guide. Amoruso talks about how she learnt the business ropes the hard way – through sheer experience, and shares suggest of wisdom based on her own life’s lessons in business.

With this is in mind, it’s no wonder that one of Amoruso’s tips in business is to: “Dream big, start small.” It obviously worked for her, as the business Nastygal started former bedroom. She had never worked in an office by the time her business exploded, and she didn’t even prepare a pitch for her investor interview. But she must be doing something right because her net worth in 2012 was estimated at $250 million.

We could write a whole article on empowering quotes from #Girlboss, but we would probably get sued for breach of copyright. You need to get the book yourself. The audio version on Audible is worth listening to. It’s like listening to Carrie Bradshaw on an episode of Sex and the City – you barely even realise you’re getting business tips because of the format, which is very refreshing.

Before we sign off, take this last note of empowerment from Amoruso: “Judge yourself on what is your personal best and you’ll accomplish more than you could have ever imagined.”

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