I didn't expect much out of Sophia Amoruso's book #GIRLBOSS. In fact, it sounded right not up my alley. I tend to stay away from any business books written for women, by women because I've found they spend so much time explaining how we can be just as good as the guys they never dive into any real content. I haven't read any business books by male authors that start out with: "Listen, I know, it's so hard to be a man in business, but here's how you can be good at business, gain self-confidence and lose weight!", that would never fly.
I was happy to see Amoruso didn't write this way. Over and over again, she gives reality checks like the quote above where she was talking about creating your own opportunities. You're not going to get discovered or get the promotion by quietly reminding yourself that you're unique and you try really hard. You have to make the call or write the e-mail and then -- after you've checked for grammatical errors some 19 times -- then you can cross your fingers and hope it's well received. But you shouldn't have to lean on luck because fortune favors people who are disrupting the normal pattern. People who do whether the end result winds up being what they had their heart set on or not. Today is a great day to do something.