Definition of a #GIRLBOSS:

“A #GIRLBOSS is someone who’s in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it. As a #GIRLBOSS, you take control and accept responsibility. You’re a fighter – you know when to throw punches and when to roll with them, but always on your own terms.  You know where you’re going, but can’t do it without having some fun along the way. You value honesty over perfection. You ask questions. You take your life seriously. You’re going to take over the world, and change it in the process. You’re a badass” – from #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

As a smart, inspiring and influential woman of the world with so much to offer, you cannot afford squander your valuable time on a mindset that achieves nothing.

So when you feel like kicking off your heels and throwing down your reusable shopping bags here are some words of wisdom from women who are straight up #GIRLBOSSES changing the world, whether it be globally or within their own communities, that will help reignite your own #GIRLBOSS fire.

 


“If you’re frustrated because you’re not getting what you want, stop for a second: Have you actually flat-out asked for it? If you haven’t, stop complaining. You can’t expect the world to read your mind. You have to put it out there, and sometimes putting it out there is as simple as just saying, “Hey, can I have that?” – Sophia Amoruso, #GIRLBOSS


“You can’t be some difficult, shy, person who is not able to look somebody in the face; you have to present yourself. You have to know how to talk about your vision, your focus and what you believe in” – Anna Wintour, Vogue


“Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do” – Oprah


“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders” – Sheryl Sanberg, COO of Facebook


Wise words from Chantal Coleman, Owner/Director of RitualHQ and #GIRLBOSS


“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” – Marie Curie, Scientist


“Create a vision board or a list and keep it where you will see it every morning. Dream big and you will achieve big things” – Lauren Conrad, Author 


“Just like you wouldn’t set out on a road trip without knowing if you are going east or west, you have to know what you want to accomplish. I knew I wanted to inspire women and build confidence, so everything [from that point on] was built around that goal.” – Michelle Phan, YouTube Beauty Vlogger


“When motivation disappears, you need discipline and devotion. You are not always going to feel like a super warrior #GIRLBOSS who is getting shit done or hustling hard. In these times, and they will come, you need your systems, processes and commitment. Either way, these very unsexy yet crucial parts of entrepreneurship will help keep you moving through the not-so-glamorous parts of chasing your dreams as staying boss.” – Lauren Jane, Creator of Inactivewear


Wise words from Kitty Blomfield, Owner/Director of NuStrength and #GIRLBOSS


“You don’t get taken seriously by asking someone to take you seriously. You’ve got to show up and own it. If this is a man’s world, who cares? I’m still really glad to be a girl in it.” – Sophia Amoruso, #GIRLBOSS


“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case, you fail by default. You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity.” – JK Rowling, author of Harry Potter


“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher, Former British Prime Minister


Wise words from Steph Gabriel, Creator of OceanZen Bikini and #GIRLBOSS


 

“This has always been a motto of mine: Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.” – Bette Davis, Actress


“For the mother #GIRLBOSSES of the world, always remember who is watching. Those little sets of eyes and ears don’t actually want you to sacrifice your soul for them. They want to look up to you and feel proud of their strong, sassy, beautiful, healthy and happy mumma. They want to be just like you when they grow up…and guess what? They will be.” – Chantal Coleman, Owner / Director of RitualHQ


“I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody is passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading” – Amy Poehler, Actress


Wise words from Carla, Editor-in-Chic of The Chic Identity


Recognise the shirt in the feature picture at the top of this post? You should, I recently did a post on the ways that you can style the oversized collared shirt. Check it out below:

5 Stylish Ways To Wear the Oversized Collared Shirt

Recognise Steph Gabriel from OceanZen Bikini? She has created an incredible sustainable line of bikinis using plastic bottles and fishing line removed from the oceans. She graciously gave up her valuable time to discuss her career and the brand with The Chic Identity. Check it out below:

This bikini brand is doing something not many are doing - helping to save our oceans one bikini at a time.

 

I would love to hear your comments, questions and feedback! xx