Saturday, July 12, 2014

Book review and lessons from #girlboss

I just finished the book #girlboss in a record of two weeks. I am not a big reader but I really loved this book and I kept wanting to read more. Even though this is not a novel I still found it interesting. I thought I would share all my thoughts on this book and also tell you about some valuable lessons learned from this book. 
BTW: This is going to be another longer post, so enjoy :)

Book review: 
I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars which is rare for me. When I bought this book I had know idea how much I would like it. Sophia does a great job of keeping it interesting even when talking about topics that could be boring to some. I love how she gives you life tips but in a practical way. Instead of giving these life lessons like she is above us and knows everything. She gives the tips while telling personal stories. She does a great job of weaving lessons/tips into her personal experiences. This book is like a mixture of a memoir, tip book, finance book, practical lessons and more! This is one of those books that is one of a kind. It is a great book for teens to middle aged people. I love how she keeps her personality the same and it feels as if she is talking to you. I learned a lot from this book and I highly recombined it to fierce business women like her! 

Lessons Learned: 
I thought I would share with you the most important lessons/ tips I learned from this book. The lessons come directly from her book. I am going to include pages number to reference if you want to go back to your book. However I read the book on my nook so the page numbers might not match up with the paperback page numbers.

1. Don't ever grow up. Don't become a bore. Don't ever let the man get to you- Nook page 11

2. Figure out what you love doing and don't suck at, then try to figure out how to make a living doing that! Don't be scared. We're all going to die, it's just a question of when and how-so be brave. You will never regret trying to fulfill your dream. Don't get caught up in hanging out and drinking or parting. Celebrate when there's something to celebrate. Take pride in what you do. Don't do sloppy work. Be the best. Have something original and special to offer that makes people's lives better- Nook page 75

3. You can't act like you have arrived when you are only just receiving the invitation- Nook page 84

4. You can't get what you don't ask for- Nook page 85

5. What I hate about luck is that it implies being devoid of responsibility. It implies that you can do nothing and then step into success as easily as stepping into a pile of dog poop on the sidewalk. It implies that success is something given to a knighted and often undeserving few. Luck tells us that we don't control our own fate and that our path to success or failure is written by someone, or something, entirely outside ourselves. Luck lets us believe that whatever happens, whether good or bad, it's not to our credit or our fault. That is why I don't buy luck, but I do buy magic- Nook page 91

6. Fortune favors the bold who get Sh** done- Nook page 92

7. If you believe something other people will believe it to- Nook page 93

8. I truly believe that you must have intentions to fulfill your dreams, I also think you have to leave room for the universe to have its way and play around a bit. Don't get so focused on one particular opportunity that you're blind to other ones that come up. If you think about one thing, and talk about it all the time, you're being to obsessive. You might ruin it. If you let yourself meander a bit, then the right things and the right people fall into place- Nook page 95

9. What is right should be easy- Nook page 95

10. If something is not working out, but you keep hammering at it in the exact same way, go after something else for a while. That's not giving up that just letting the universe have it's way- Nook page 95

11. You can end up ignoring and even losing the positive things in your life by focusing too much on the negative- Nook page 96

12. I don't want to spend time thinking about things that I don't want to have a place in my life- Nook page 98

13. Focus on the positive things in your life and you'll be shocked at how many positive things start happening- Nook 98
14. Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself- Nook page 104

15. I never assumed I'd done my best job the first time around- Nook page 105

16. The most important thing is to take risks. The risks are where breakthroughs happens and big shifts take you to new places and create opportunities- Nook page 110

17. When you begin with the finish line in mind, you miss all the fun stuff along the way- Nook page 133

18. Overwhelmingly busy is a much better state to be in than overwhelmingly bored- Nook page 155

19. No amount of money can buy you style. Having good style takes thought, creativity, confidence self awareness and even a bit of work- Nook page 162

20. You can't have it all, and nothing comes easy. You will make scarifies and compromises, get let down and let other people down, fail and start over, break some hearts, take some names, and learn to pick up and continue when your own heart gets broken. But difficult dose not mean impossible, and out of the bajillions thins in this universe that you can't control, what you can control is how hard you try, and if or when to pack it in- Nook page 173

21. Life stops for no one so keep moving. Stay awake and stay alive- Nook page 173

Hope this provided some inspiration, motivation and tips! But most importantly dream big and don't EVER give up :)

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