Netflix’s new show, Girlboss, came out last month, and we’re forever changed. ICYDK, Girlboss is an adaptation of Sophia Amoruso’s book of the same title. Loosely based on her life, the show is all about how she started her vintage clothing company, Nasty Gal. It stars Britt Robertson, who you may recognize from Tomorrowland and Nicholas Sparks’ The Longest Ride.
Despite the fact that critics have dismissed Sophia as shallow and entitled, we watched the entire season from start to finish because of how badly it made us want to H-U-S-T-L-E. Say what you want about Nasty Gal’s ex-CEO, but no one can deny that the girl took major risks to get to where she is now, and that’s not something everyone is willing to do.
We gathered some of the book’s most ~inspirational~ quotes to convince you to get on this damn bandwagon already:
“It’s the age-old concept of like attracts like, or the law of attraction. You get back what you put out, so you might as well think positively, focus on visualizing what you want instead of getting distracted by what you don’t want, and send the universe your good intentions so that it can send them right back.”
“No matter where you are in life, you’ll save a lot of time by not worrying too much about what other people think about you. The earlier in your life that you can learn that, the easier the rest of it will be.”
“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.”
“Each time you make a good decision or do something nice or take care of yourself; each time you show up to work and work hard and do your best at everything you can do, you’re planting seeds for a life that you can only hope will grow beyond your wildest dreams. Take care of the little things—even the little things that you hate—and treat them as promises to your own future. Soon you’ll see that fortune favors the bold who get shit done.”
“If you’re frustrated because you’re not getting what you want, stop for a second: Have you actually flat-out asked for it? If you haven’t, stop complaining. You can’t expect the world to read your mind. You have to put it out there, and sometimes putting it out there is as simple as just saying, ‘Hey, can I have that?’”
“You don’t get taken seriously by asking someone to take you seriously. You’ve got to show up and own it. If this is a man’s world, who cares? I’m still really glad to be a girl in it.”
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