15 Things #GirlBoss Taught Us As Women


15 Things #GirlBoss Taught Us As Women

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15 Things #GirlBoss Taught Us
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You may have instinctively rolled your eyes at the sound of the word #GIRLBOSS.

Technically, a girl is a female child and labelling yourself as one resurfaces all the things you didn’t enjoy about the Spice Girl ‘girl power’ era. (I personally can’t fathom what isn’t to be liked but that’s just my opinion).

#WomanBOSS – doesn’t quite sound right though, does it?

For everyone else, Sophia Amoruso’s best selling book was more than a hashtag on Instagram, used to direct traffic to your profile and garner (a few) likes. It was a movement of empowerment for intellects and simple minds. For me, #GirlBoss was the type of book I could read on the train every morning because it didn’t require an open tab of the Oxford Dictionary to help me get through a single sentence. Sophia’s a hardcore woman, sharing simple tips in the easiest way, we re-cap on 15 of the best ones below:


Have something original and special to offer that makes people’s lives better. (page. 98)

Everything you have control over should feed the dream and make you feel like a #GIRLBOSS. (page. 177)

GirlBoss Tip 2: SUCCESS 

You can’t act like you’ve arrived when you’ve only just received the invitation. (page. 110)

Dive head first into things without being too attached to the results. When your goal is to gain experience, perspective and knowledge, failure is no longer a possibility. (page. 138)

GirlBoss Tip 3: FINANCE 

Treat your savings like just another bill. It has to be paid every month. (page. 111)

Don’t get all Versace-Versace-Versace and buy things just because you can. (page. 114)

If you learn to control your finances, you won’t find yourself stuck in jobs, places or relationships that you hate just because you can’t afford to go elsewhere. (page. 103)


Dream big all you want but know that the first step toward those dreams is probably going to be a small one. (page. 184)

I have always viewed this business as a work-in-progress. I constantly tweak and move on. If something didn’t work – like if I put a dress up for auction and no one was bidding on it – I didn’t just assume that no one wanted it. I tried something else…rewrote the product description or swapped out the thumbnail. I never assumed that I’d done my best job the first time around. (page. 138)

It’s important to know what you don’t know and to find the best person in that area to teach you. (page. 176)


I absolutely hate Fashion Week. (page. 142)

I think it’s good to have more than one skill set in the fashion industry. (page. 229)

GirlBoss Tip 6: THE EXTRAS 

Do more with less. (page. 188)

Challenging convention and not accepting the norm is a world I have come to live in. (page. 198)

If you’re working, you’re working hard, and if you’re not doing that, what are you doing? (page. 214)

Did we miss out your favourite quotes from the #GirlBoss book?

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  1. Fave #girlboss quotes:
    – Honesty is over perfection
    – life is too short to be lazy
    – if you believe in your self, other people will believe in you too

    1. Ahh I must have missed those ones! I’m planning on giving a whole bunch of books a re-read because for this precise reason.

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