The New York Times bestseller Sophia Amoruso spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and working a mediocre day job she'd taken for the health insurance. Eight years later, she is the founder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer with more than 350 employees. Sophia's never been a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she's written#GIRLBOSS for outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is winding as all hell and lined with naysayers. #GIRLBOSS proves that being successful isn't about how popular you were in high school or where you went to college (if you went to college). Rather, success is about trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to break.
THE RUNAWAY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn’t fashion—it was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and working a mediocre day job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was there that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. Eight years later, she is the founder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer with more than 350 employees. Sophia’s never been a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she’s written #GIRLBOSS for outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is winding as all hell and lined with naysayers. #GIRLBOSS includes Sophia’s story, yet is infinitely bigger than Sophia. It’s deeply personal yet universal. Filled with brazen wake-up calls (“You are not a special snowflake”), cunning and frank observations (“Failure is your invention”), and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal’s meteoric rise, #GIRLBOSS covers a lot of ground. It proves that being successful isn’t about how popular you were in high school or where you went to college (if you went to college). Rather, success is about trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to break. A #GIRLBOSS takes her life seriously without taking herself too seriously. She takes chances and takes responsibility on her own terms. She knows when to throw punches and when to roll with them. When to button up and when to let her freak flag fly. As Sophia writes, “I have three pieces of advice I want you to remember: Don’t ever grow up. Don’t become a bore. Don’t let The Man get to you. OK? Cool. Then let’s do this.” From the Hardcover edition.
*UPDATED WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION. #GIRLBOSS NETFLIX ORIGINAL OUT NOW* In this New York Times bestselling sensation, founder and Executive Chairman of Nasty Gal Sophia Amoruso shares her story and inspires women everywhere to join the #GIRLBOSS movement. '#GIRLBOSS is more than a book . . . #GIRLBOSS is a movement' Lena Dunham 'A millennial alternative to Lean In' New York Magazine 'A compellingly motivational read' The Telegraph 'The book you need in your life' Marie Claire *Winner of the 2014 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Business Book* In the space of ten years, Sophia Amoruso has gone from high-school dropout to founder and Executive Chairman of Nasty Gal, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world. Sophia's never been a typical executive, or a typical anything, and she's written #GIRLBOSS for other girls like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success. Filled with brazen wake-up calls, cunning and frank observations, and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal's meteoric rise, #GIRLBOSS covers a lot of ground. It proves that success doesn't come from where you went to college or how popular you were in school. Success is about trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to break. Inspiring, motivating and empowering, #GIRLBOSS will give you the kick up the ass you need to reach your potential.
Sophia Amoruso, the bestselling author of #GIRLBOSS, shares her favorite tips, checklists, and fill-in-the-blanks that will help you become your best Girlboss yet. Filled with whimsical illustrations, exercises, and plenty of scribble room, The Girlboss Workbook is designed for both the dreamer and the doer. It invites you--hell, implores you--to get in there and mess it up a little. Write in the blank spaces and in between them. #GIRLBOSS started as Sophia's story, but The Girlboss Workbook is your story. Use it as a diary, a mood board, a stress ball. Use it in class or at work for daydreaming and doodling. Use it to figure out what makes your freak flag fly -- and then go for it. Whatever you do, take this book, and your path, into your own hands. No need to handle it with care and no need to live a typical, cookie-cutter life. Sophia's has been anything but.
From Sophia Amoruso, the New York Times–bestselling author of #GIRLBOSS, a lushly illustrated embodiment of the collective spirit of the Nasty Gal brand, Sophia’s own personal brand, and girlbosses everywhere, with a foreword by Courtney Love. Warning: this is not a style book. It’s not about how to mix prints—it’s about how to leave yours on everything you touch. Highly graphic and visual, filled with illustrations, photos and short essays, Nasty Galaxy is part scrapbook, part inspo-journey, with moments of frivolity scattered throughout. Tactical and entertaining, envelope-pushing and conventional, surprising and refreshingly straightforward, Nasty Galaxy is a dive into Sophia’s philosophies on work, relationships, balance, friendships, and more. It is a celebration of her roots in vintage clothing, punk attitude, fringe characters, and don’t-give-a-fuckthought leadership. Nasty Galaxy is Amoruso’s newest life bible, approaching style, music, philosophy, and advice in the same way #GIRLBOSS approached business—unconventionally. Oversized and in full color, this is the newest, coolest, must-have accessory.
Author: Juliana Richards
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Release Date: 2018-06-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Juliana Richards arrived in the United States from Nigeria with little more than 100 dollars in her pocket. Ten years later she was the founder and CEO of Slim Girl Shapewear, a fast-growing global brand and multimillion-dollar company. Her body shaping and contouring clothing line has opened up a whole new category of clothing for women around the world and become go-to wardrobe necessities for high profile celebrities such as Khloe Kardashian, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Carmen Electra, and others. In Building a Million Dollar Side Hustle, Richards shares her compelling and inspiring journey of immigrating to the United States and starting a company using her college loans, expanding it into a global brand leader in body shapers, swimwear, and lingerie. In sharing her story to inspire other entrepreneurs, Richards explains her three-word philosophy: poise, obsession, and persistence. The story of Slim Girl Shapewear—Juliana’s story—is her testament and her gift to anyone who wants to achieve success. This is a book for anyone who believes in the American Dream, and for anyone who wants to be deeply moved by a story filled with wisdom, inspiration, hope, and humor.
From the 2017 People's Choice Award winner for Favorite YouTube Star comes the definitive guide to being a bawse: a person who exudes confidence, hustles relentlessly and smiles genuinely because he or she has fought through it all and made it out the other side. Lilly Singh isn't just a superstar. She's Superwoman—which is also the name of her wildly popular YouTube channel. Funny, smart and insightful, the actress and comedian covers topics ranging from relationships to career choices to everyday annoyances. It's no wonder she's garnered more than a billion views. But Lilly didn't get to the top by being lucky—she had to work for it. Hard. Now Lilly wants to share the lessons she learned while taking the world by storm, and the tools she used to do it. How to Be a Bawse is the definitive guide to conquering life. Make no mistake, there are no shortcuts to success, personal or professional. World domination requires real effort, dedication and determination. Just consider Lilly a personal trainer for your life—with fifty rules to get you in the game, including: • Let Go of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out): Temptation will try to steer you away from your goals. FOMO is just a test of your priorities, a test that a bawse is ready to pass. • Be Nice to People: Treat niceness like an item on your daily to-do list. People will go out of their way to help and support you because you make them feel good. • Schedule Inspiration: Lack of motivation isn't permanent or a sign of weakness. Expect it and proactively schedule time to be creative. • Be the Dumbest: Challenge yourself by surrounding yourself with people who know more than you do. It's a vital way to learn and improve. Told in Lilly's hilarious, bold voice and packed with photos and candid stories from her journey to the top, How to Be a Bawse will make you love your life and yourself—even more than you love Beyoncé. (Yes, we said it!) WARNING: This book does not include hopeful thoughts, lucky charms or cute quotes. That's because success, happiness and everything else you want in life need to be worked for, not wished for. In Lilly's world, there are no escalators, only stairs. Get ready to climb. Advance praise for How to Be a Bawse: "Lilly is a bona fide #girlboss, boss and bawse. Her meteoric rise has come with so many incredible lessons that we are all lucky to have access to. This book is a must-have for the hustler in all of us." —Sophia Amoruso, founder and CEO, Girlboss
Our perspective plays such an essential role in our daily lives. The way in which we view certain situations affects how we feel and consequently shapes our reality. Life is continually responding to us because what we experience is a clear depiction of how we feel and what we feed our minds. I do not believe in accidents nor do I believe in coincidence; everything happens for a reason. This belief reminds me that I am the master of my own life. Whatever happens, I will learn, or I will thrive. There is no such thing as 'failure;' after all, one step back is definitely two steps forward. In a world filled with endless opportunities, we must resist the belief that our dreams are not achievable. The negative and toxic views of those around us should not have power over us or our dreams and we need to remember that the pains of regret far outweigh the fear of 'failure.' Something I have definitely noticed is, one can watch as many motivational videos, read many books like these but the dream does not work unless you do. You can achieve anything your heart desires or something more extraordinary. One must, however, learn to grasp the beauty of belief in both, oneself and the universe first. This is not an ordinary motivational book that motivates you for a while and leaves you dry, rather, it is a beacon, a map that makes traveling through life much easier and helps you notice the true simplicities and beauty of life. I invite you to take a journey of self-discovery with me.
"The energy you'll expend focusing on someone else's life is better spent working on your own. Just be your own idol." - Sophia Amoruso "There are secret opportunities hidden inside every failure." - Sophia Amoruso "Bad bitches are taking over the world." - Sophia Amoruso "You have to kick people out of your head as forcefully as you'd kick someone out of your house." - Sophia Amoruso What will you learn from reading this book? How to play to your strengths (and how to find them) How creativity is critical for success The importance of a good work ethic How success and consistency are intertwined The value of valuing people How to deal with circumstances, people, and bad days How to move on from the past and not let it hinder your success How to become a #GIRLBOSS in every way ***Don't miss the New York Times' Bestselling book, "#GIRLBOSS by founder and CEO of the hit clothing brand, Nasty Gal. Sophia Amoruso is an unconventional success story who will show you how you too can find the success she found, and that luck isn't what gets you to the top.*** Summary Overview This book is Sophia Amoruso's way of showing the world how she got to where she is now. Her empire didn't come because of luck. She was able to play well to her strengths and succeed at it. The book shows how Amoruso isn't your typical business woman. She has no degree and she didn't have the money to start a business, much less an empire. She'll teach you how to be a #GIRLBOSS in every way - from dressing up to deciding on your investors. The book features quirky subheads and quotes that will surely delight you and keep you reading from start to finish. Click to Buy Now and Own Your Copy Today!
Author: Anne T. Donahue
Publisher: ECW Press
Release Date: 2018-09-18
“The internet’s best friend.” — Flare From the author of the popular newsletter That’s What She Said, Nobody Cares is a frank, funny personal essay collection about work, failure, friendship, and the messy business of being alive in your twenties and thirties. As she shares her hard-won insights from screwing up, growing up, and trying to find her own path, Anne T. Donahue’s debut book offers all the honesty, laughs, and reassurance of a late-night phone call with your best friend. Whether she’s giving a signature pep talk, railing against summer, or describing her own mental health struggles, Anne reminds us that failure is normal, saying no to things is liberating, and that we’re all a bunch of beautiful disasters — and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Author: Carrie Green
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Release Date: 2017-02-21
Genre: Business & Economics
Are you ready to turn your ideas into reality and build a wildly successful business?There has never been a better time to say yes! With a computer and an Internet connection you can get your ideas, messages, and business out there like never before and create so much success.In this book, Carrie Greenshows you how.Carrie started her first online business at the age of 20—she knows what it’s like to be an ambitious and creative woman with big dreams and huge determination . . . but she also knows the challenges of starting and running a business, including the fears, overwhelm, confusion, and blocks that entrepreneurs face. Based on her personal, tried-and-tested experience, she offers valuable guidance and powerful exercises to help you: •Get clear on your business vision •Move past the fears and doubts that can get in the way •Understand your audience, so you can truly connect with them •Create your brand and build a tribe of raving fans, subscribers, and customers •Manage your time, maintain focus, and keep going in the right direction •Condition yourself for success . . . and so much more!If you’re a creative and ambitious female entrepreneur, or are contemplating the entrepreneurial path, this book will provide the honest, realistic, and practical tools you need to follow your heart and bring your vision to life.
"From the creators of the hit podcast comes an interactive self-help guide for creative entrepreneurs, where they share their best tools and tactics on "being boss" in both business and life. Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson are self-proclaimed "business besties" and hosts of the top-ranked podcast Being Boss, where they talk shop and share their combined expertise with other creative entrepreneurs. Now they take the best of their from-the- trenches advice, giving you targeted guidance on: The Boss Mindset: how to weed out distractions, cultivate confidence, and tackle "fraudy feelings" Boss Habits: including a tested method for visually mapping out goals with magical results Boss Money: how to stop freaking out about finances and sell yourself (without shame) With worksheets, checklists, and other real tools for achieving success, here's a guide that will truly help you "be boss" not only at growing your business, but creating a life you love."--
Sophia Amoruso passou a adolescência viajando de carona, furtando em lojas e revirando caçambas de lixo. Aos 22 anos ela havia se conformado em ter um emprego, mas ainda estava sem grana, sem rumo e fazendo um trabalho medíocre que assumiu por causa do seguro-saúde. Foi aí que Sophia decidiu começar a vender roupas de brechó no eBay. Oito anos depois, ela é a fundadora, CEO e diretora criativa da Nasty Gal, uma loja virtual de mais de 100 milhões de dólares, com mais de 350 funcionários. Além da história de Sophia, o livro cobre vários outros assuntos e prova que ser bem-sucedido não tem nada a ver com a sua popularidade; o sucesso tem mais a ver com confiar nos seus instintos e seguir a sua intuição. Uma história inspiradora para qualquer pessoa em busca do seu próprio caminho para o sucesso.