It’s finally fall! There is something about cooler weather that makes us say goodbye lazy days and hello productivity. I always seem to get more done because there isn’t the distraction of lying by the pool or the whisperings of a warm summer breeze.

A great way to get back into the groove is to read a book. There is nothing better than snuggling up in a blanket with a cup of coffee and reading something that inspires you. Choose a book you’ve always wanted to read, but never had the time, or re-read one of your favorites.

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I recently chose one I’ve been wanting to read. Sophia Amoroso’s, #GIRLBOSS. One word, amazing.

Being a #GIRLBOSS doesn’t apply only to businesswomen. She is someone who follows her dreams, makes them happen, and then busts her booty to hold onto them. Amoroso created Nasty Gal at the age of 22 and lived on Starbucks and burgers.

She had no experience and no degree but she had grit and stubbornness and with that you can accomplish anything. So whether it’s landing your dream internship, starting a blog, or moving across the country, #GIRLBOSS you can do it!

Here are a few words of wisdom from Amoroso to get you started:

“There are secret opportunities hidden inside every failure.”

Just because you didn’t succeed at something doesn’t mean it was a waste. Maybe you learned a skill or discovered something you didn’t like. Apply that to your next job. Always look for the silver lining and never make the same mistake twice.

“Fortune favors the bold who get shit done.”

Don’t expect to have your dreams handed to you. You need to put in the time to make your dreams come true. The harder you work for it the sweeter the success.

“Bet on yourself.”

If you don’t believe in yourself how do you expect other people to? There will be tons of people telling you why you can’t do something. All you need is to keep telling yourself that you can.

“You don’t get taken seriously by asking someone to take you seriously.”

As the saying goes, actions speak louder than words. Show you are serious by coming in early and staying late. Be the first to volunteer for a project. Pretty soon people will take notice.

What are your dreams? Share with us below.


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