Your New Year’s Eve Inspiration: #GIRLBOSS

#GIRLBOSS is great for any woman who wants to start her own business, or blog, or just be a fantastic, successful woman. | A book review by Newbery and Beyond

Several of my creative, small-business-owner friends have read this book recently, and as I’m starting my own business (soon to be up and running here, or you can check out my editing services here on the blog), I knew I had to read it too.  And #GIRLBOSS did not disappoint!  This book is a memoir/small business owner advice and encouragement by Sophia Amoruso, the founder and CEO of Nasty Gal.  Sophia started her business as a seller of vintage clothes on eBay, and she grew it into a multi-million dollar business without any higher education or business training.  Her main tenet is to work hard, and good things will come to you.  The book was inspirational, interesting, and very fast-paced, leaving me almost breathless at times.

The one problem I had with this book was that it didn’t discuss those of us who don’t want that level of success.  Sure, I want to succeed, I want to make money doing the things I love and have a passion for, and I love to work hard and focus on every detail.  But I don’t want a million-dollar business.  I don’t want to work 18 hour days.  I want to spend time with my family and friends; I want to spend time on my hobbies; I want to travel and learn and become well-rounded.  If any of you know where that book exists, please let me know!

Rating: Re-read Worthy

Have any of you bloggers and entrepreneurs read #GIRLBOSS?  I’d love to hear your thoughts on the ideas presented!

About Monica

I am obsessed with all things books. I'm a music teacher by day and a freelance editor by night.

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