If you’re sick of #girlboss being used everywhere yet, you’re outta luck! Despite Nasty Gal going out of business, the story of Amoruso and the empire she built will be the premise of a new series on Netflix dropping tomorrow (April 21st).
Personally, I’m not a big fan of anything labeled girl boss (or boss babe, while we’re at it). It went from holding a meaning of being a kickass female entrepreneur to a big marketing shtick for coffee cup manufacturers and Kate Spade’s gold office accessory sets. It’s like a bad episode of Portlandia using cliche motifs in the fempreneur world.
Being kick ass at being an entrepreneur and holding the fort down is an entirely worthwhile goal. I think you should strive to reach your goals and use whatever means necessary to inspire yourself. Being #girlboss totally gave me a flame under my butt for 5 minutes when the trend first started. But as the inspo memes started rolling in, everything suddenly started feeling cheap.
All that said, I have a feeling legions of loyal girlboss fans will gobble this up. I’ll be there too- I’m not above watching trainwrecks (strong sense of schadenfreude exists in this gal). Judging by the trailer, the fashion boss herself seems perfectly exaggerated for TV. You know, it’s a constant rollercoaster of cheesy one-liners and somewhat over-confident dialogue (does anyone actually talk like that?).
I’m getting ahead of myself. I should watch this thing before I pre-judge it to the depths of all that is wrong with the world. In the meantime, some of the most inspiring articles and advice I’ve read came in the form of not-so-pink webpages. Check out Entrepreneur magazine’s 21 Successful Tips for Young and Aspiring Entrepreneurs for a good kick in the butt motivation.
The world is full of great ideas, but success only comes through action. Walt Disney once said that the easiest way to get started is to quit talking and start doing. That’s true for your success as well.
Let me know if you’re planning on watching the new series and what you think of it! Also, I’d love to hear if you have any motivational go-to sites or phrases to inspire you when you’re low on energy.