So while waltzing around my favorite hang out spot … the
toy-store bookstore … I stumbled upon a book called Girl Boss written by Sophia Amoruso the founder of nastygal.com one of the biggest largest fashion labels in world!
Now I have no idea why I picked up the book, maybe it was the title #GIRLBOSS mixed with my bi-curiosity tendencies. Anyway I was eager to discover the world of the #girlboss, so I opened it up and fell into a sludge of complete no bullshit business advise.
I found my self hmmmm-ing out loud and I had not even paid for the book yet!
Anyway, I eventually bought it and well … just like sex I did not want the book to finish. I tried to enjoy it for as long as I could, but alas all good things have to come to an end. But this was a ride worth taking because I learned a lot about business and entrepreneurship. I created a collage of 4 of the most important tips I got from the book.
1. The only thing I smoke is my competition: No shade to the smokers on here, but if you have to smoke something … smoke your competition. Its much healthier.
2. Treat your mind like your money. Don’t waste it: Ain’t that the truth! Some people will spend hundreds of dollars to get the VIP section in that club to drink that VIP champagne that they will piss out the next morning. But won’t spend a dime to read a business or investment book and will wonder why the money just dey disappear.
3. Money looks better in the bank than on your feet: Gbam! The moment some people get money, they are off to buy the latest Prada or BMW. Some entrepreneurs will not even make any money in their business before they start renting out the 5 star office space on the Island. Word of advice … “compound interests” invest that shit. Money dressed up in compound interest looks sexy as shit!
4. Dream Big Start Small: I would modify it to say…dream big start small but whatever you do … start! THE END
PS: Let me know what tip spoke to you and do share some business tips or examples. Be awesome!
Okechukwu Ofili is an author, speaker, and blogger and a The Trent Elite Voice. Follow him on twitter, Facebook or subscribe to his blog for more honest talk and as @ofilispeaks on instagram for more sketches! To bring Ofili to your school or organization as a speaker simply go here. His third book How Intelligence Kills was published in December 2013, order it at http://bit.ly/intelligencekills.
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