#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

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I finished reading #GIRLBOSS today, and the only reason I started reading it is because I remember seeing one of the people I follow (I can’t remember who) mention it, and then I saw one of my friends reading it so I asked her if she could send it to me.

Anyway, below are the quotes/passages I’ve highlighted in the book either because I was able to relate to it or because I wanted it to serve as a reminder to myself:

A #GIRLBOSS is someone who’s in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it. As a #GIRLBOSS, you take control and accept responsibility. You’re a fighter – you know when to throw punches and when to roll with them. Sometimes you break the rules, sometimes you follow them, but always on your own terms. You know where you’re going, but can’t do it without having some fun along the way. You value honesty over perfection. You ask questions. You take your life seriously, but you don’t take yourself too seriously. You’re going to take over the world, and change it in the process. You’re a badass.

Abandon anything about your life and habits that might be holding you back. Learn to create your own opportunities. Know that there is no finish line; fortune favors action. Race balls-out toward the extraordinary life that you’ve always dreamed of, or still haven’t had time to dream up. And prepare to have a hell of a lot of fun along the way.

Chaos magic is the idea that a particular set of beliefs serves as an active force in the world.

Learn how to take care of yourself so that the man you marry is the man you choose to be with and not just the man who will take care of you.

Dream big all you want – that’s what this entire book is about! – but know that the first step toward those dreams is a probably going to be a small one.

Difference between fashion and style: You can have a ton of money and buy yourself all the designer goods you can stuff into the trunk of your Mercedes-Benz, but no amount of money can buy you style.

Confidence is more attractive than anything you could put on your body.

Regardless of what your dreams are, if you listen only to those around you, the chances of your dreams coming true are very small.

Look up and look around, and if you’re not finding something inspiring, then you’re probably not looking hard enough.

An advantage of being naïve is being able to believe in oneself when no one else will.

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About Therese

27 years old | Chinese-Filipina | University of the Philippines Diliman - BA European Languages (Spanish major, Speech Communication minor) 2011 | National Chengchi University - MA International Development | Working in the freight forwarding/logistics industry Learning to believe in myself more and not being afraid to seize opportunities ♥

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