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Updated: Oct 24, 2019



Author: Sophia Amoruso

Publisher: Portfolio Penguin

Language: English

Published: 29 July 2015


The book #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amaruso tells the story about how Sophia managed to build a multi-million dollar business ‘Nasty Gal’´ before she was 30.

She was diagnosed with depression and Attention-Deficit Disorder when she was a teenager.

Until the age of 22 she lived a simple life with not much money. Sophia was looking for a job because she needed health insurance because of her diagnosis: she started for example checking ID´s in a school. In some instances she was directionless and got food by “dumpster diving and petty thievery”. However she started selling vintage clothing online on eBay at the age of 22,

This girl achieved her goals through courage, strength, trust, willingness to work hard. Her story shows that even if a goal seems impossible to achieve, you can still achieve it if you have the will to do it.


Therefore I would like to share some of my favourite quotes and insights with you:


  • takes control

  • accepts responsibility

  • breaks and follows rules at the same time

  • asks questions

  • takes herself not too seriously

  • knows her customer and treats them like friends

  • believes in what she is doing and tells a story

  • has no financial goals

  • cares about process not results

"The energy you'll extend focusing on someone else's life is better spent working on your own. Just be your own idol."
"straight and narrow is not the only path to success"
"know that there is NO FINISH LINE"
"There are secret opportunities hidden inside every failure."

"To be, in a word, unborable ... It is the key to modern life. If you are immune to boredom, there is literally nothing you cannot accomplish."

-David Forster Wallace

"You have to be willing to tolerate some shit you don't like - at least for a while."
"True success lies in knowing your weaknesses and playing to your strengths."

"The only way to support a revolution is to make your own."

-Abbie Hoffman

"Confidence is more attractive than anything you could put on your body."
"Focus on visualizing what you want instead of getting distracted by what you don't want and send the universe your good intensions so that it can send them right back."
"Don't get so far focused on one particular opportunity that you are blind to other ones that come up."
"When you ACCEPT YOURSELF, its surprising how much other people will accept you, too."

Tips for..:

...saving money: save 10% maximum of your income

...selling clothes online: prime time for auctions is SUNDAY

...your business: -uniqueness: creativity, not obsessing over what everyone else is doing

-overconfidence: be passionate and excited, don't be unrealistic

...applications (interview): -be open, keep head up when something doesn't work out

-be prepared to have smart answers to smart or dumb questions: PRACTICE it!

-your answers should be: interesting, memorable, unusual

-dont cross arms or star at the floor

"Without risk there is no reward or no change."
"You create the world, blink by blink. Its entirely yours to discover and yours to create."

"Curiosity about life in all of its aspects is still the secret of great creative people."

-Leo Burnett

"The more you experiment, take risks, and make mistakes, the better you'll know yourself, the better you'll know the world, and the more focused you'll be.
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