If there is one person who completely owns, embodies (and actually coined the term) “#GirlBoss” it’s Sophia Amoruso. The former CEO of Nasty Gal recently spoke to AOL and gave us the rundown on bouncing back from failure and her basic (but important!) self-care tips.
Between speaking engagements, hosting a weekly podcast and running a media company, it’s hard for Amoruso not to feel burnt out, but she says the rewards of taking care of yourself do pay off.
“Investing in yourself in simple ways allows you to show up to work and perform at your best,” says the #girlboss. She explains that doing simple things such as taking a walk outside, grabbing coffee or even going on the treadmill are all forms of self-care, and practices she often partakes in. “It doesn’t have to be expensive … it’s about taking time for yourself.”
Taking care of yourself whether it’s your mind, body or appearance is an important self-care principle that isn’t shallow or narcissistic, says the badass CEO. Amoruso is currently undergoing Invisalign treatment and tells us that it’s not something she “has to think about” but it’s affecting her in a positive manner and fulfilling an insecurity she had about her teeth.
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I’ve waited two years to tell a new story — the story of Girlboss — across six pages of @entrepreneur magazine’s October issue. Not Girlboss the book, not the Netflix series, not the bootleg throw pillow at TJ Maxx, but the company. How we came to be. What fire I walked through to found another company and what those burns gifted me (thicker skin is one symptom). How I found great partners in @alikwyatt7 and @nehaintown , and how I am trying to lead us to tap dance over the landmines I’ve found over the years.
We hire differently — every single member of team @girlboss is a star. A top performer. A genuinely good person. Curious. Coachable. Flexible. Good people beget good people, and here we are — a year and a half into building something special, surrounded by the best people.
At Nasty Gal, we built a feeling. A community of women who were pulling who they were out from inside by exploring personal style, gaining confidence along the way.
We’re doing something very different but spiritually akin here at Girlboss. We're conjuring the psychic white space for a generation of women to see themselves in, and then occupy. At our best and highest, we are both humble facilitators and a place for the self-actualizing woman to find a place she belongs — finally.
Speaking of, we’re building more of that. As an always-on extension of everything we already do (and everything you’ve done with us!), we’ll be launching something called the Girlboss Collective a little later this year. It will be a place where you can bring not just what you do but who you are to the table; a place to meet, share, learn, mentor, and be mentored. And in the process, find more self-love, satisfaction, and hopefully a fuller bank account.
To request early access, visit collective.girlboss.com and to read the full story, link in bio. Mother fuckin hashtag Girlboss. #girlboss
Got my 3-D scans made for the bottom chompers! It’s all digital now! No biting on rubbery slime! @invisalign #invisalign #ad
The best thing about having things is that once you get things you realize things don’t matter. Moving on, things!!!
In the sticks 🏕
But not without SPF
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So lovely to interview @shelleyzalis on this week’s @girlbossradio. The best thing about hosting a podcast is that I get paid to do something I’d pay to do: learn. Shelley taught me so much about the importance of relationships, the imperative to own your business, when to say no, and the complicated expectation that we’re one person at work and another person at home. It feels good to share a mission to create a world where we can bring our whole selves to work and be embraced. #girlboss
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It’s about “feeling confident” she tells us. That’s a form of self-care -- feeling our best.
Feeling her best after “failure” is a priority to Amoruso. While she wouldn’t necessarily call them failures but more of learning experiences, she’s making sure she doesn't repeat the same “mistakes” with Girl Boss as she did with Nasty Gal.
“We live in a world where we’ve been told that success is just work and money,” says Amoruso. She goes on to explain that it’s about how you feel inside that really matters, not the criticism and judgment from the outside world. When you feel good, you do your best she says.