i was very kindly gifted this book by a good friend after months of having it on my wish list. it took me just 2 evenings to read and had my emotions all over the place, after i put the book down i felt the overwhelming urge to document what i learnt and how i felt afterwords. i've put them down into bullet points for fear of rambling, so have a read:
- you are the sum of every good and every shitty thing that's ever happened to you. embrace both as that's what's made you, well you.
- money doesn't buy happiness, it buys you freedom. more importantly it's what you can do for others with it that matters most.
- you don't get what you don't ask for! growing up, i hid behind my mum because i hated asking people for anything.. but how will anyone know what it is i want or how they can help if i don't just ask?! there's nothing to loose!
- it's okay to dream big, but start small. i have a vision of what i want my life to look line in 5 years time, but i know it will take consistent and persistent small steps to reach my ideal lifestyle which will be reflected in the person i am.
- in many ways i related to Sophia, i realised i too have had a weird and shady past (which seems so surreal looking back and sometimes i can't believe the things that legitimately happened), but rather than denying or forgetting the past and the person i used to be, it's a big reminder that i've evolved. also a reminder that people change and it's not only natural as time passes, but necessary.
- remove yourself from the outcome. so far in my business, i've put a lot of pressure on myself to be perfect and for so long that held me back from doing anything. i now know to just enjoy the ride.
- TWEAK AND GROW
- when doing something i actually want to do, i can accomplish a lot - i'm the first person to admit i have been a lazy employee in the past not because i'm not a hard worker but because i have a short attention span, requiring inspiration and motivation daily.. and maybe the job i was in just stopped floating my boat. now that i'm a full time #mumpreneur and my business combines my passions, I KNOW i can accomplish ANY business goal i have.
- it also made me realise, it's okay to have SO many different interests and things i'm enthusiastic about. i always thought that was a negative of my personality as it means i'm a little flakey and indecisive.. but putting all those skills and interests together is going to create something pretty awesome, Sophia is living proof!
all in all, it did make me feel like i can conquer the world. for people like me who never seemed to stay on one track and didn't excel in education (not because we aren't clever but because we hated it), it shows that anything is possible, with a little fire in our belly and consistent hard work!
think it will be my go to book when i need some inspiration.
Have you read #girlboss? what did you think?
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