So I've been a little M.I.A. because I've been working on a few new projects I'll be doing starting in January 2017, which I'm so very excited about! But secondly, I've literally had my nose stuck in a book now for a few days and I just can't seem to put it down.
If you heaven't guessed which is book it is, take a slight look to your left. It's #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso, founder of Nasty Gal... the most epic women's online clothing store, http://www.nastygal.com.
I found this book I want to say maybe three years ago, but at that time I wasn't ready. I remember picking it up but the content inside just simply didn't lure me or resonate with me, I was more interested in 50 Shades or Grey or the newest Nicholas Sparks novel.
Recently, I've had a mental shift, more of an entrepreneur mindset thanks to Jeremy who told me I was an entrepreneur, I guess I have always been, I just didn't consider myself as one.
I love this book for many reasons. It's very easy to read and you find yourself flipping the pages because you can tell Sophia wrote it, she didn't have someone write it for her, she wrote every single word, and as you're reading you can sense her passion, her enthusiasm and her bad ass girl boss-ness.
When I'm reading her book I literally have a classic yellow highlighter in one hand a pen ready to jot down my thoughts.
One of my favorite quotes that I've read and love so fair in her book is this:
"You shouldn't't idealize anyone. And I'm telling you again don'y idealize me. I don't know shit. And neither do your parents. But if I can pull any of this off, so can can you. Take that and run with it."
"A #GIRLBOSS is someone who's 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 your life seriously, but you don't take yourself too seriously. You're going to take over the world, and change it in the process. You're a badass."
"If you believe that what you're doing will have positive results, it will - even if it's not immediately obvious. When you hold yourself to the same standard in your work that you do as a friend, girlfriend, student, or otherwise, it pays off.
We all have the ability to be #GIRLBOSS'S there is nothing stopping us from becoming our own power house, the only thing that does stop us is our mindset and ability to not look at ourselves in that high position.
I'm striving with everything in me to become a #GIRLBOSS but I know I cannot do it alone. I need my family, my friends (some of them) and mentors along the way. I know you can be successful, you have the power within yourself to do it.
Hold yourself to those standards.