Becoming a #GIRLBOSS: Lesson 01

In spring of last year, one of the books I couldn’t stop hearing about was #GIRLBOSS written by Sophia Amoruso, the founder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal. Over the holiday I finally got my hands on a copy and I haven’t been able to put it down! Sophia writes with such wit and really illustrates her story (which includes dumpster diving, minor theft, and run of the mill day jobs). As I dig deeper + deeper into this book, I am constantly inspired – it’s hard to believe that Nasty Gal started as a small eBay shop selling vintage clothing! I truly believe that no matter what your aspirations are, we can all take something away from this book. Although I am not quite finished yet, I thought I would make this into a mini-series (I’ve been vigorously taking notes while cozied up on the couch reading). I’ve decided to put a little freelancer spin on things and use what I’ve learned to better myself + my business, so here it goes…

One of the main things that really stuck out to me (and, was kind of a no-brainer) and that was to be completely thorough with your business. When Nasty Gal was a simple eBay shop, Sophia paid close attention to every detail – item descriptions, photography, and shipping just to name a few. It’s the minor details that will make your business stand out amongst the rest. Also, she was aware of what items sold, and what didn’t and made a conscious effort pursue what worked and let go what didn’t. If something turns out to be a flop, just keep moving forward.

If you have read, or are currently in the process of reading #GIRLBOSS, I’d love to hear your take-away’s + thoughts and maybe we can get a fun little discussion going in the comments!