Some of you may know that I would love to start my own business. Well, I'm in the process of doing just that. Just a little blip of redoing one of my courses and finishing my program. In the meantime, I'm revving up the business plan, so I'm already in business by the time April 21st rolls around. Now don't get me wrong if Google comes calling or an amazing startup catches my eye, I'm there. I'm all about multiple sources of income. Not because of greed but because of job security in this precarious job market. Which brings me to this great book, #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso. She is the founder and CEO of Nasty Gal, a multi-million dollar online fashion retailer. And she did this under the age of 30. I won't be able to hit the under 30 mark, but I'm aiming for under 40. I'm always looking for inspiration in other entrepreneurs, women entrepreneurs in particular.
I wasn't sure if I liked the book in the beginning, particularly because of an early statement:
"I don't want you to look up #GIRLBOSS because all that looking up can keep you down." Pg.13
I thought to myself, "What is the point, why should I even read this book, after a statement like that?" But I'm glad I did and I see her point. Sophia Amoruso talks about how her differences made her a success. How being the different kid who didn't fit in with her schoolmates, to not fitting in with certain jobs, that she held to pay the bills, made her who she is today. There are also exerts from her employees about what made them a fit for Sophia's company or not. What they brought to the table, and what makes them unique in their field. I relate in a lot of ways because I know that I don't fit into what society deems acceptable, in many aspects of my life.
Takeaway? Differences can be good. It's all about how you channel them, and of course good old-fashioned hard work and perseverance.
By the way I didn't look up #GIRLBOSS. I spent and am spending my time taking my business from a dream, to a reality.
Till next time,