Okay, so I have wanted to read #GIRLBOSS for absolutely ages but, because of the hype, especially with bloggers, I found that it was still quite expensive to buy, even second hand. A few weeks ago, however, this all changed when I managed to find a couple on eBay for just £3 because the cover was slightly damaged. This didn't bother me, because, whilst it would notice in any blog photos, more than anything I just wanted to read the book and see if it was as good as everyone had made out.
I will admit that I love a good book but I normally tend to stick to the romance/saga fiction ones rather than any self help/ my story ones so I was unsure how I would get on with #GIRLBOSS. For those of you that don't know what the book is about, its all about the founder and CEO of Nasty Gal Sophia Amoruso and follows the journey of her life from not getting on at school, setting up Nasty Gal, right up to now where she is now the owner of a multi million pound business.
What I found when I was reading this book was that firstly I couldn't put it down. I have managed to read the whole book in under a week which I haven't done in ages. To put this into perspective, not only did I read a book within a week which might sound easy, I also worked at my full time job, wrote blog posts, hung out with friends and family and just generally got on with life. I was simply reading a little bit each morning, on my lunch break, in the bath and before I went to bed because I found it that interesting.
The other thing I found was that this book is more than just a this is who I am and this is what I have achieved kind of book. Instead, Sophia has created this book as a tool for you to use to get the most of what you want and how to change your mindset to be the best it can be.
The book is split down into sections, all with a different theme and a great chapter name. A few favourites of mine were shitty jobs that saved my life, money looks better in the bank than on your feet and Hocus-pocus: the power of magical thinking. Each section begins with a great illustration and quotes that will make you feel instantly connected, with more famous quotes throughout each chapter to help you put things into perspective.
#GIRLBOSS isn't there to change everything about you. Instead it is making you think about what you really want to achieve in a day, a week, a month, even a year and it is giving you the choice of either sticking as you are or reaching that little bit further to achieve your goal. The book also makes a point that it is not about the mistakes you make, but instead how you choose to recover and learn from them.
I highly recommend you reading this book if you haven't already because it is not just a blogger hype, it really does change your mindset. Since reading this book, I have written a list of things I want to achieve, both now and in the future and it has made me plan how I'm going to get there. I have also been able to apply what I have learnt from this book into my work, both my job and my blog to make sure I am giving it my all and getting the results too!
Do you have any recommendations of books you think I should read next?
Until next time