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Monday, 6 March 2017

Becoming A Girl Boss & Giveaway


In 2006, Sophia Amoruso; a 22-year old hitchhiking, dumpster-diving, high school dropout with too much time on her hands, launched an eBay store called 'Nasty Gal Vintage' - a clever nod to the bad-ass funk singer Betty Davis' 1975 album. But this wasn't your Mum's typical prized collection of cobweb covered, out-of-shape tunics - no no. What began as a knack for finding buried treasures, among stuffy estate sales soon became one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world.

#GIRLBOSS is brimming with brazen wake-up calls, cunning and frank observations and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal's meteoric rise, it certainly covers a lot of ground. #GIRLBOSS proves that success doesn't come from where you went to college, or how popular you were in high school. Success is all about trusting your instincts, taking risks, knowing which rules to follow and which rules to break.

How To Become A #GIRLBOSS - according to Sophia Amoruso:

1. Keep Your Goals In Sight, Literally.
Amoruso believes in the use of abstract words and symbols that represent your goals. As eccentric as that sounds, she treats her internet passwords as promises to herself or financial goals for her ever-growing company. This ensures that when she's feeling a bit bogged down with day-to-day bureaucracy and details; she doesn't lose sight of what she really wants. I think we could all do with taking a leaf out of Sophia's book - setting goals, both big and small will ensure that you have room to grow, it will ensure that you are continuously moving forward and if like me you enjoy ticking things off, it will make you want to internally burst with glee. Hitting blog goals is a great example of this.

2. Leave Your 'Entitled To' Attitude At The Front Door.
Whining about your job because 'you have more to offer' will not fly. In an ideal world you'd never have to do things that are below your position, but this isn't an ideal world and it's never going to be... To be successful, you need put in the time and hard graft - who do you think is going to file invoices if you don't? There are no work fairies, as wonderful as that would be! So just remember that everything will be trial and error and often you'll find yourself doing the dirty work.

3. Small Milestones Can Add Up.
Amoruso admits that she never would have created a multi-million dollar business, if that's what she had initially set out to do. Instead she started small: she purchased the clothing, she styled the models, she took the photographs and she then uploaded them onto eBay herself. Business is all about taking sensible risks - learn to set goals and work to achieve them.

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The #GIRLBOSS Giveaway:

After reading the inspiring story of Sophia Amoruso, founder and CEO of Nasty Gal - I'm more than ready to up my #GIRLBOSS game. So, as a means of showing my gratitude for 500 Facebook likes and as a way of ensuring you take your first steps on becoming the ultimate girl boss to, I'm going to be giving away the following:

- Sophia Amoruso's #GIRLBOSS paperback book,
- Dot Creates 'Dream Big, Dream Often' A5 Print,
- Dot Creates 'Get Shit Done' A5 Notebook &
- A Dot Creates Gold Foil Pencil Set.

To enter the competition, head over to my Facebook page and get liking!

I hope this post empowered you to get goal setting - remember it doesn't always have to be a pipe dream if you put your mind to it.
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