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Aug 22, 2017

How #GIRLBOSS made me work harder


#Girlboss

So I know that everyone and their mother has read #Girlboss by Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso by now, but I just had to make a post about this book. Although her business is now bankrupt, Amoruso is still a great business woman whom we all can learn a lot from. Besides her Nasty Gal store she has turned #Girlboss into a brand all its own. This book basically chronicles Amoruso time as a couch surfing, dumpster diving young adult working at subway all the way to start of her multi million dollar business. She started by opening an E-Bay store and selling things on there. Rather than go through her life story, which I am sure you can find tons of articles about on the internet already, I want to share with you guys my biggest takeaway from #Girlboss and how it made me want  work harder at my job now. 

#Girlboss

It has taken me some time to figure out what I wanted to pursue as a career and while figuring things out I have had many jobs that I've often felt like was a waste of my time and creativity since it wasn't what I wanted to DO with my life. Through reading #Girlboss, I learned that even if you are at a job you hate, there are always valuable tools there you can be learning that will often translate over to your dream career. In the chapter entitled "Shitty Jobs Saved My Life" Amoruso states that all the "shitty" jobs she had before Nasty Gal taught her that "you have to be willing to tolerate some shit you don't like" and ain't that the truth! No matter where you work even if it's for yourself, there are going to be aspects of your job you just do not enjoy and that's okay. It will make the things you do enjoy that more meaningful. And I promise just from that chapter, I go to work with a more positive attitude and know that even if this isn't the exact field I want to be in, this is my training for that job I know I am meant to have. I know that if I take the time out to learn and manage difficult situations here, then I am better prepared for that dream job in my future. 

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