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#GIRLBOSS

Sophia Amoruso‘s story of transformation, from high school dropout to CEO of a multimillion-dollar fashion empire

By Sophia Amoruso
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#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

In #GIRLBOSS, author Sophia Amoruso tells her story of transformation, from high school dropout to CEO of a multimillion-dollar fashion empire. Whether starting a business from scratch, building a powerful community or choosing the right investors, Amoruso tells you what it takes to be a woman in business today.

  • Women interested in leadership roles and entrepreneurship
  • Anyone seeking a path to discovering where their true talent lies
  • Small business owners interested in an unconventional path to business success

Sophia Amoruso is the founder of NastyGal, a successful e-commerce site for women’s clothing, shoes and accessories.

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#GIRLBOSS

By Sophia Amoruso
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In #GIRLBOSS, author Sophia Amoruso tells her story of transformation, from high school dropout to CEO of a multimillion-dollar fashion empire. Whether starting a business from scratch, building a powerful community or choosing the right investors, Amoruso tells you what it takes to be a woman in business today.

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Discover your personality and natural strengths, and let them drive you to success.

When you were growing up, did your parents tell you that if you failed in school, you’d fail in life?

Well, it’s not true.

Some people do well at school; others don’t. Either way, good grades won’t determine whether you’ll achieve success later in life.

After all, there are many different kinds of people in the world, and each person has different skills. Being successful is matter of figuring out what you’re good at and parlaying that skill into a career.

Once you identify your special talent, this will free you to focus on what you enjoy and what you’re good at. This way, you can perform to the best of your ability and in tandem, succeed.

That’s the story of Sophia Amoruso. She had a knack for negotiating discounts on coveted vintage clothing and then reselling items for a healthy profit. The venture started as a hobby, but the thrill and challenge eventually drove her to establish her own clothing empire.

The author was simply being herself and doing what she was good at; that’s what made her successful. But she was able to find this path as she had accepted her own strengths and weakness.

Accepting yourself is incredibly important – because as mentioned above, people are different. There are extroverts and introverts, and each type has an environment that works best for them.

Extroverts flourish when they’re interacting with others. This personality type is well-suited for working on Wall Street, for example, where you have to push and shove and shout to make trades. But such an environment would be a nightmare for an introvert.

In Amoruso’s case, her inner introvert blossomed thanks to social media. She built customer relationships online, where she could interact with fans in a measured, non-aggressive way.

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