I’m sure most of you have heard of the new Netflix show GirlBoss. The series follows real-life based character Sophia Amoruso. Specifically, through her relatable years of building her now multi-million dollar company, Nasty Gal. Sophia has since wrote her best-selling book #GirlBoss and continues to inspire young, female, entrepreneurs.
In today’s post, I wanted to talk a bit about my favorite moments in the series along with a few important lessons I’ve learned! Sophia has become a big influence on my blog and the way I produce my social media. She’s something I aspire to be and someone who continues to change the game as a business woman, author, and role model.
Attitude Is Everything
Something Sophia made very clear in the beginning of her Nasty Gal journey was that attitude is everything. Her personality was primarily focused around being strong, independent, and smart. She wasn’t afraid to say what was on her mind and do things for the benefit of herself. She took risks!
She showed a version of a female entrepreneur that wasn’t heavily encouraged or considered reachable. Yet, the confidence in the show was contagious and you couldn’t help but catch more inspiration with each episode.
Sophia spent a lot of time paying attention to detail and was often criticized for being a bit of a control freak. However, her longing for things to be perfect made her business grow to a substantially large level. The pieces picked for the site had to be free of stains, rips, or tears. Her photos had to be cropped and edited to her liking. It was Sophia’s way or the highway, free of any imperfections.
From a viewers stand point, I can definitely relate. Nasty Gal was Sophia’s baby. She worked her ass off to build the business and wanted it to run a specific way (even if it meant doing it alone). Despite the starting, bumpy, hardships of managing her growing business solo; Sophia eventually came to the realization that relaxing and hiring others to do larger jobs would work in her favor.
Do It With Passion Or Don’t Do It At All
If there’s anything this series has taught me it’s that things should be done with passion or not done at all. What’s the point in starting something if you’re not going to finish it? Wasting energy, time, and money is useless if you know you’re not committed to whatever it is you’re working towards. After watching the show, I found that to be true.
Know Your Next Move
Nasty Gal was always one step ahead of the competition. The brand knew what their consumers wanted and delivered over and over again. Sophia found something she loved and got really great at it. Putting her own twist on clothes combined with her amazing marketing skills made her company stand out. Once she got a handle on her direction as a business, she road with it.
Like I mentioned above, Sophia used everything she could possibly get her hands on in order to succeed. But she didn’t have a lot. At the beginning of the series, Sophia had just gotten fired from her job. She had little money and was lost with no idea where to turn. Instead of giving up, she scraped up what she could and began digging for her dreams. That’s when she picked through local thrift stores, chased through estate sales, and started learning about the power of the internet. Things fell into place for this girl because she worked damn hard and used the tools around her. Didn’t need anything fancy, just did what her resources allowed her to.