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#Girlboss My Daily Inspiration as an Entrepreneur

January 30, 2016
#Girlboss My Daily Inspiration as an Entrepreneur

#Girlboss My Daily Inspiration as an Entrepreneur

#Girlboss My Daily Inspiration as an Entrepreneur

This is going to be by far…one of my most meaningful posts of the year. Yes…I know…more than one will be thinking: emmm…we are still in January Girl! Yes, however, I am 100% sure of what I want for this 2016. And that’s why I bought the book #Girlboss My Daily Inspiration as an Entrepreneur. If you’re thinking of starting your own business, take a look at management software reviews on TrustRadius.com which can help you keep track of how well your business’ reputation is doing. And if you need help with digital marketing, visit here.

A #girlboss is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it. – Sophia Amoruso

So, just came into my mind the great idea of be sharing with you in this post those “quotes”, “thoughts of the day” or “messages” that this wonderful woman includes chapter by chapter. That way you can just get the essence of her book and feel motivated to buy this fantastic book! Thus, we will be bringing into this world more #girlbosses !!! We love being surrounded by all over the world and Miami Entrepreneur Women. We love having talent around us, to get even more inspired and bring new things to the table. We are conscious of how hard is the journey of an entrepreneur to build your own company from scratch and make things happen. That’s why we think is important to read the words of this woman; Sophia Amoruso. Cuz nothing ain’t easy in this world, if you want something, be ready to fight for it. Your ideas are your ideas, but if you want to make them come true you need a great dose of good vibes, feminine inspiration and self-confidence. If you’re starting a business make sure you check out Office Monster for your office supplies.

* Important Note: all the following quotes stated below these paragraphs are taken from “#GIRLBOSS” Book, written by Sophia Amoruso.

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1. So you want to be a #GirlBoss ?

You are a fighter, you know when to throw punches and when to roll with them. You know where you are going, but can’t do it without having some fun along the way. You value honesty over perfection. You are going to take over the world and change it in the process. You’re a badass.

The energy you will spend focusing on someone else’s life is better spent working on your own. Just be your own idol. I didn’t find Nasty Gal. I created it. Learn to create your own opportunities. Know that there is no finish line; fortune favors action. You don’t get taken seriously by asking someone to take you seriously. You’ve got to show up and own it.

You combine hard work, creativity, and self-determination, and things start to happen. You believe in yourself, other people will believe in you too.

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2. How I became a #GirlBoss ?

Nasty Gal Vintage was inspired by my favorite album by legendary funk singer and wild woman Betty Davis.

What I was doing here included two keys to running a successful business: knowing your customer and knowing to get free marketing. If you believe that what you’re doing will have positive results, it will – even if it’s not immediately obvious.

When playing models with hamburgers didn’t work, I’d get in front of the camera myself. If the silhouette is flattering, it doesn’t matter if the person wearing it doesn’t have runway model proportions. This realization was one of the most profound and welcome ones I’ve had with the business. What we were really doing was helping girls to look and feel awesome before they left the house.

Many people assume that working from home is like a vacation, where you get to do what you want when you want. This was not the case for me. In those days I ate, slept, drank and dreamt “search terms”. In addition, I had designed a note for all those items I was shipping with the following message: “Thanks for shopping at Nasty Gal Vintage! We hope you love your new stuff – even though “we” was just me.

#Girlboss My Daily Inspiration as an Entrepreneur

By the age of 23, life felt surreal. At that moment, I was watching my auctions close, totaling $2,500. I was making more in a week than I’d ever had in a month at my hourly jobs. But eBay taught me that some people prefer to compete in ways I’d never imagined. Cutting my teeth on eBay was actually pretty great way to toughen me up for the cutthroat world of business. What made me successful wasn’t necessarily what I sold, but how I sold it.

Instead of spending my time trolling the forums and obsessing about what other sellers were doing, I focused on making my store as unique as possible.

With Nasty Gal Vintage, I had finally found something that I was good at and kept me engaged. I was beginning to see that it had potential far beyond anything that I had ever imagined, and to see that potential I’d have to go out on my own.

I bought the URL nastygalvintage.com because at that time, nastygal.com was still registered to a porn site (sorry, moms!). – I love this girllllllll! (my personal comment).

I focused on buying, social media and running the business. Christina managed our small team. We were growing 700 percent over the prior year. Which is almost unheard of in retail. Customer emails came in faster than we could respond to them. As we plotted and strategized, I was a sponge, soaking it all up. Running my own company meant that every single day, if not every hour, there was some sort of new challenge to tackle, a new problem to solve and there was no time to linger on anything, let alone get bored.

There are secret opportunities hidden inside every failure.

#Girlboss My Daily Inspiration as an Entrepreneur

3. Shitty Jobs saved my life

Maybe non of these shitty jobs really saved my life, but I do believe that my variety of short-lived failures, or as I prefer to call it, job promiscuity, made me an experienced young adult. I generally have to throw a ton of shit at the wall before learning what sticks (and no, it is no longer literally shit).

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. – Douglas Adams

This book isn’t for bored people. Unless you’re born the child of a billionaire, work is something we all have to do. So hell, make it something you enjoy, because bored is not a #GIRLBOSS’s natural state. At all. It’s pretty impossible to succeed while doing something that you genuinely hate.

Yet when I started Nasty Gal, I found that I enjoyed work and thrived on challenges. My days passed by in a happy blur because I was too busy to look at the clock. This was very different from having nothing to do but count the minutes while someone who was no smarter than me dictated eight hours of my day. What all these jobs taught me is that you have to be wiling to tolerate some shit you don’t like at least for a whole. This is what my parents’ generation would call “character building” but I prefer to call it #GIRLBOSS training.

If the plan changes, that can be even better. There are secret opportunities hidden inside every failure, they are everywhere!

And the shitty jobs made the good ones more meaningful. Most people don’t land their dream job right out of the gate, which means we all have to start somewhere. What I did before starting Nasty Gal gave me perspective and a diversity of experience, which for me was as important as everything that I’ve done since.

I recently heard someone use the acronym “IWWIWW-WIWI”, which stands for “I want what I want when and where I want it.” We think fast, type fast, move fast and expect everything else to happen just as fast. You’ve got to work for what you want. I respect people who are willing to just roll up their sleeves and get the job done, even it it’s a shitty one.

The whole philosophy behind this book is that true success lies in knowing your weaknesses and playing to our strengths. In short, when you suck at something and don’t want it anyway, cut your losses and move on. Take the opportunity to seek out what you are good at, and find a place where you can flourish. Once you do, you’re going to kill it.

(Fragments of Madeline Poole – MPNAILS.com “Portrait of a #GIRLBOSS”

When I’m not working, I’m still working. I’m always observing, I’m taking photos of patterns and colors I see on the streets, I’m jotting down ideas, I am meeting new people, connecting the dots, researching my craft, trying out new products, working on my website, updating my social media accounts, working on my own ideas, on collaborative projects, putting together inspiration boards or sketching new ideas. I am working on my craft and my business not because I feel obligated, but because I love it.

I’ve always had to work hard because I had no other choice, but I always believed in myself. I always knew I’d be a #GIRLBOSS.

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4. Shoplifting (and Hitchhiking) saved my life

This is in the chapter that I am now…sorry, my days only have 24hours…guessing that yours too, correct? I wish my days could have at least 48h. However, this is what it makes my life more intense. I will keep writing those quotes that are inspiring me….(you can’t imagine how much), specially because I am focusing all my strength and energy in what it’s really important; The Creative’s Loft.

#Girlboss My Daily Inspiration as an Entrepreneur

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