Sophia Amoruso has made the news a lot recently. Her company, Nasty Gal, was named as “fastest growing retailer” by Inc. magazine in 2012. And her 2014 book #GIRLBOSS was a New York Times Bestseller. #GIRLBOSS is the story of Amoruso’s unlikely climb from a dumpster diving, shoplifting anarchist, to the founder and CEO of a multi-million dollar online fashion retailer with over 350 employees. We need more girl bosses who overcome the odds.
So why did you wake up this morning? Have you asked yourself that question? Maybe your answer is similar to one of these: I have to work I have to take the kids to school, the alarm clock went off… Hal Elrod poses that question in his book The Miracle Morning. He makes a very interesting point about how we start the morning. When you drag yourself out of bed, or choose to hit the snooze button, what you’re really doing is resisting life.
If you have spent any length of time in the motivational section of the bookstore, you’re familiar with the classic written by Napoleon Hill in 1937, “Think and Grow Rich”. I selected this book as the first of 26 books to read this year because I’ve read it 3 times already but haven’t quite finished it. It turns out I really wasn’t ready to finish it, as in I was too immature to finish it! Well, I finally did it and it couldn’t have been at a better time.