the book heart: no. 11 (#girlboss)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Okay, so #GIRLBOSS, by Sophia Amoruso, was kind of rocking all of the worlds I live in, at least the ones on the internet. Instagram. Twitter. Facebook. Blogs. More Blogs. Oh yeah, blogs?

(Just incase you have never heard of it and have no idea what it's about, I will give you the two sentence breakdown: Sophia Amoruso founded an Ebay shop that grew to a multi-million dollar business. #GIRLBOSS is a mix of her story and a motivational kick in the pants.)

I don't really read books like this too often. I guess because I feel like I am not "ready" for them. I have no idea what I want to do and no plan for how to get there. (Wherever "there" may be.) But I took the plunge and read #GIRLBOSS anyways, and I did not regret it. 

A few things: 

No1. I read this in one go on the plane ride from Denver to Portland. I find that I am most inspired on plane rides. It's the forward motion, the fact that you're returning home. And that even if you were only gone for a weekend, it feel like a fresh start. SO. Perfect time to read an inspiring-business-motivational-life book. 

No2. I don't have a business, or, as I said above, even know what I want to do. So there were some nuggets of wisdom that didn't quite apply to me. That's okay. What I got out of it the most was a craving to be more active in my life. More active in making this life what I want it to be. It definitely made me want to just GET SHIT DONE. Which is honestly a feeling I don't usually feel. (It's a feeling I very much want to feel, but usually easier feelings win out.) 

No3. The other huge thing I got out of it is that your path is your own. You make it. And you live it. And you don't have to follow someone else's path or judge your success based on theirs. I've read a few blogs reviews and comments that think #GIRLBOSS was very self-serving, and I completely disagree. On the 13th page Sophia writes: "The energy you'll expend focusing on someone else's life is better spent working on your own. Just be your own idol." 

Just be your own idol is my new life motto. Seriously. 

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