‘Girl Boss’ Author and Millionaire Sophia Amoruso Shares Secrets To Her Success
Everyone does have different experiences in life, you won’t be able to find people who went through the exact same path as you. There might be some that are similar, and that is usually when motivates people to continue the journey. Things may not be exactly the same, but when applied to different situations, it may still work out for your own benefit.
That is why most people tend to admire those who have made it and are happy and content with where they are with their careers. Some may say that it sometimes things just don’t work out, but it may actually work out, but the timing is just different. This is precisely what happen to NastyGal CEO, Sophia Amoruso, who had to go through so many failures before she made it all the way to where she is now. Here are some of the most inspiring tips that she keeps on sharing people who has a big dream.
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When I first toured the book in 2014, I watched thousands of women across the country line up in bookstores — yes, to get their books signed — but more importantly to network. I watched you exchange business cards, meet future co-founders, and conspire together. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Four and a half years later (and some change, we’re not quite there yet!), @girlboss becomes just that: a place to share not just what you do, but WHO YOU ARE. Bring it all. The Girlboss Collective is what I wish I had when I was clicking around on eBay hoping and praying I was onto something. It’s what I wish I had when the shit hit the fan at Nasty Gal and I felt so alone. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My bud @alexisohanian and his fund @initialized just made a $3.5m investment in just that. Alexis is the Co-Founder of Reddit and built what is known as “the front page of the internet” — which essentially means there’s no better person to help us do this than he. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The word community used to make me queasy. Now, it inspires me. Join us (and 15,000 others) for early access at collective.girlboss.com 🤹🏻♀️
Have Passion In What You Do
One of the very first things that the millionaire businesswoman talked about is how much passion someone has to have in order for them to be able to get to where they want to be in their career. She said that she believe it is very impossible to succeed in life if you don’t really like whatever it is you’re doing, imagine doing something for the rest of your life without liking it at all.
It is like waking up in the morning, having to do your daily routine as if you’re merely existing and no longer living. Life doesn’t have to be that way, you may not have a choice when it comes to whatever it is that is going on around you, but you still have to make your own choices on how your life can go.
That literally includes how you will make it through life. Aside from being a businesswoman, the Amoruso is now also a New York best-selling author, since she decided that she would like to share her experiences and life lessons to other women who are having a hard time making the choice that would benefit them and not other people, and that means to pursue the kind of career they have always wanted.
Know Your Finances
Aside from having the passion for your career, she also believes that it would help a lot if you know how to handle your finances properly. Learning how to control your own finances is considered to be such a massive step to take when it comes to life. It is always believed that knowing the difference between what you need and what you want will definitely make you go far in life.
That is because it means that you are not wasting your own money on things that you don’t necessarily need. Money does play a massive part in people’s lives, hence working smart and hard is always ideal. However, these things wouldn’t matter if you don’t know how to manage it, even if she’s a multi-millionaire now, Amoruso admitted that she still does her own budgeting in order to keep track of everything.
Money may be very important for people, but one thing the author and businesswoman stands for is how important time is. Compared to money, time can never be taken back once it is given. That is why if you wait for someone, you are giving something to them that you can never take back, so that means if you are late and you know someone is waiting, it literally is like you’re wasting your precious time.
People who simply doesn’t value time are not worth anyone’s time. Especially when it comes to your job, time is literally everything and if you don’t care then what exactly are you there for.
Giving Up Is Not An Option
The most important life lesson that she has learned has got to be the fact that there is no such thing as giving up. Failure will always be part of life and just like every other successful people in the world, Amoruso also failed a lot. Despite all those hardships, she never gave up and now she is one of the richest self-made women with a net worth of over $280 million.
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