#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso - Book Summary

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso - Book Summary

Near the end of 2018, while working on a short project, I did something out of the ordinary.

I did something extremely far from what I was used to. It was worlds away from my comfort zone. My hands were sweaty, I stared at the computer screen where I prepared talking points, and I occasionally glanced out the window to a busy street out of nervousness. I tried not to stutter while we were talking about numbers.

So what did I do? What happened?

Nine Productive Things To Do During Downtime

Nine Productive Things To Do During Downtime

#8 - Share your gratitude

Have you ever recieved a shout-out on social media or a personalized thank you note? Then you know how special it feels to have someone show how grateful they are to you. Gratitude is highly underrated. Take some time to say thank you to loved ones, team members, mentors, etc. Schedule shout- out posts on Twitter and Instagram, call your extended family, mail a thank you letter to the person, say I love you to your beloved and explain in detail why you love them, if you are a person who prays offer gratitude in that way.

You are responsible for your life: Law of Attraction

You are responsible for your life: Law of Attraction

What is the Law of Attraction?
What are examples of it happening?
How do I start?
What are some recommendations on resources to start?

This post is a stepping stone to learning a little bit more about the law of attraction.

Measure Your Life with The Wheel of Life

Measure Your Life with The Wheel of Life

Money. Why 4/10?

Not many people will admit their income in such a public space, but I want to be transparent. In 2018 I made under $15,000. Now, in Canada, to be considered as a low-income earner, you must be earning less than $23,000 as a single person. But also, I was officially a full-time freelancer, securing gigs, and transitioning fields - away from the not-for-profit sector. With my low income, I managed to move out of my mom’s house, travel to South America and USA, contributing to my investment accounts, and still pay my bills. Sure, it was a struggle, sometimes I spent money unwisely, and I often had breakdowns about money, but I also know I can survive off of $15k, so when I make more it means I can thrive.

Ten Lessons in 2018

Ten Lessons in 2018

I have a secret. Don’t tell people, okay?
When I very little funds in my bank accounts, I have an internal crisis. I ask myself questions like “What is my purpose?”, “Why am I even here?”, “How am I meant to help change the world?”, “What’s the point?”, or “Is this all there is?”. I might as well be having a mid-life crisis. But then, an invoice is paid or a new opportunity falls into my lap, and I’m my productive and motivated self again. This happens to the best of us - we stray from our path, but then find it again.

5 Must-Have Traits of Intrapreneurs

5 Must-Have Traits of Intrapreneurs

I realized I’m not into entrepreneurialism as much.

Thus, there’s a group of people like me who are intrapreneurs.

Definition via investopia:
An intrapreneur is an inside entrepreneur, or an entrepreneur within a large firm, who uses entrepreneurial skills without incurring the risks associated with those activities. Intrapreneurs are usually employees within a company who are assigned to work on a special idea or project, and they are instructed to develop the project like an entrepreneur would. Intrapreneurs usually have the resources and capabilities of the firm at their disposal.

Are you wondering if you are an intrapreneur? Below are five skills/traits that help identify intrapreneurs.

You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero- Book Summary

You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero- Book Summary

Jen makes me want to get my rear in gear and stop thinking with a brokeness mindset, and instead shift the way I think about money with a mindset of abundance and possibility.

My biggest lessons after reading the book:

  • Understand and use the Law of Attraction

  • “You have to want your dreams more than you want your drama.”

  • Have two chequing accounts

  • Yes, new friends.

I recommend this book for people who feel stuck with cashflow, for people who claim their are broke all the time, for people who need some help with their thought process around their finances.

You Are The Average of the 5 People You Spend the Most Time With

You Are The Average of the 5 People You Spend the Most Time With

Think about your friend circle.
Now, think about their traits:

  • How do they treat people?

  • How do they measure success?

  • How do you feel after spending time with them?

Why Can't You Get Anything Done? The Know-Do Gap for Artists.

The knowing-doing gap was popularized by Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton. The knowing-doing gap is essentially: You know what you have to do. But, the doing doesn’t happen. Therefore, the results don’t happen.

Below are a few examples of how the know-do gap can show up in your life:

  • I KNOW I have to start that essay my professor assigned us at the beginning of the semester, but I DO it two days before it’s due.

  • I KNOW I should be getting medical help for this reoccurring problem, but only until I start coughing up blood is when I DO it (this example is a bit extreme, but you get my drift).