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Sophia Amoruso

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#Girlboss shows that even an unconventional life can lead to success when you discover your passions and improve your skills in unusual and unpredictable ways.




by Sophia Amoruso


After switching from one odd job to another, Sophia Amoruso managed to build a multi-million dollar business before the age of 30. Did she go to an expensive college? Did she attend marketing and business courses? Definitely not!

As a teenager, her teachers thought there was something wrong with her. Amoruso was diagnosed with depression and Attention-Deficit Disorder, or ADD. She hated high school and finally managed to drop out for homeschooling. At 17, she began living with friends, renting closets under the stairs for $60 a month. Taking mediocre jobs to pay the bills, she often ended up either being fired or quitting after becoming bored.

In #Girlboss, Amoruso tells how, after years of hitchhiking and dumpster diving, she found herself becoming an entrepreneur, selling the thrift vintage clothes she had always loved.

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Take the opportunity to seek out what you are good at, and find a place where you can flourish. Once you do, you're going to kill it.

- Sophia Amoruso

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