You have probably heard of Sophia Amoruso, former CEO and founder of Nasty Gal. Did you know that her life did not start out all that glamorous? Dumpster diving, hitchhiking, shop lifted and dropped out of community college. I don’t know about you but that doesn’t sound like the description of a women that grew her company into an empire worth over $100 million.
Her fresh, edgy style mirrors her company, “Nasty Girl”, which pays tribute to funk singer Betty Davis’ 1975 album. With the release of her book #GIRLBOSS in 2014, she teaches people like you and me how to succeed in the workplace.
Find out what you actually like to do -- “It’s pretty impossible to succeed if you’re doing something you hate”.
Never say “that’s not my job” -- That phrase makes Amoruso cringe -- she is a firm believer that you need to roll up your sleeves and do it. It’s always your job because serving the company is your job.
Chase what works and let go of what doesn’t -- The philosophy behind this whole book is that success lies in knowing your weaknesses and playing on your strengths. She says, “when you suck at something and don’t want it anyway, cut your losses and move on.”
There are no shortcuts, everyone has to learn for themselves -- "It's only because of all the things that I had to figure out that I was compelled to discover and to create what I now have. At some point, I figured out the life that I wanted so I made some good, along with some bad, decisions.
There is not one track to success -- Go to college + get a successful job + have a family by the age of 25 = path to success (that I was taught). This is one of those equations though that there isn’t really an answer to -- there isn’t one path for success. As long as you’re using the bad experiences to find out what you do want in life, then you are on the right track.
Head on over and learn about my #GIRLBOSS, Emily Gimmel, and find out how she created her own track to success with GRACESHIP!
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