Add a Little Glitter to Your #GIRLBOSS Biz Plan

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Here’s something you may or may not know about me: I LOVE business.

Like, love, love.

It gets me goin’.

I love making moves.

I love growing my company.

I love branding.

It’s my ultimate passion.

& I’m hungry.

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Sorry to get all realzies on ya, but growing The Skinny Confidential in to a mini empire is my dream— so naturally I thrive off anything that grows my mind when it comes to business.

BTW: I’m not hungry in a weird way, but ‘hungry’ in a healthy, motivated way.( Kinda like Leo in Wolf of Wallstreet. But without the illegal money shit, hookers, & coke ).

Leo was hungry for a challenge.

& whelp, Leo D. so am I.

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Ready for a lil book club?

First I started reading #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso ( like every other girl in the world ), I was instantly inspired ( like every other girl in the world ).

But seriously.

Inspired because I felt like Sophia spoke to me.

Not, like, actually spoke to me, but I felt like she spoke ‘my language.’

Ya know?

Anyway, I wanted to share some of my favorite book quotes because you’re all my favorite homies…

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Ahhhh. So, so true!!

AND THEN!!! I read The Glitter Plan by the Juicy Couture babes. Basically I read the whole thing in about three hours because it’s SUCH a great read for women entrepreneurs.

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Here’s the deal: these badass, DETAIL-orientanted women ( Pam & Gela ) grew a company from $200 to to a multi-million dollar, global brand.

But wait, wait, wait, let’s back up: for me it’s not necessary about money. Money doesn’t motivate me.

The global brand part motivates me.

Noowwwwww we’re talking.

That gets my wheel’s spinning.

To create something out of nothing ( literally thin air ), is magical.

Not only is it magical, it’s inspiring, ambitious, and…well goes against the grain.

And lets be real, going against the norm is rad.rad.rad.

Reading about Pam & Gela’s journey has been so inspiring so I kinda had to showcase some kick-ass quotes on the blog:

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Back to their brand, Juicy Couture ( heard of it? HA! LOL ).

Basically it F-ing killed it.

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What I love most about their brand/book is it’s the real deal. They share the nitty-gritty shit that no one sees.

You see their struggle. The hours, the passion, the time, the sweat, the tears, the F-you’s, the hard work.

I mean…it’s not like they nonchalantly woke up to Juicy billboards all over LA/NYC/etc one day.

And I’m totally with them ( & Sophia ) on the luck thing.

I’m not lucky, you’re not lucky, Steve Jobs wasn’t lucky, Rachel Zoe isn’t lucky…

YOU.MAKE.YOUR.OWN.DAMN.LUCK.

Also, they talk competition. They pretty much say a lil competition never hurt a flea. In fact, it kinda pushes the flea to do better:

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Pam & Gela lay it out simple: they worked their asses off to get where they’re at. And in the meantime, they stayed true to their brand & consumer.

So basically, as Drake would say, they “started from the bottom now they’re here.”

Anyway last night I was laying in bed finishing The Glitter Plan & a lightbulb went off: I had to share my bookmarked/dog earred pages/quotes with YOU guys.

The quotes I’ve chosen, REALLY resonated, so I hope you love them as much as I do ( AKA they’re hanging on my ceiling/on the fridge/tattooed on my face ).

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So ta-da.

These are part of #GIRLBOSS & The Glitter Plan that spoke to me. At the end of the day, I’m just sharing any piece of the puzzle that inspires TSC-empire-on-training-wheels.

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Anyone else got a badass #GIRLBOSS Glitter Plan? Share!!

x lde

{ My entrepreneurial journey can be found here || TSC business plan here }

{{ Pam & Gela’s new brand can be found here— OBSESSED! }}

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22 comments on Add a Little Glitter to Your #GIRLBOSS Biz Plan

  1. Sarah
    07.16.14 at 1:26 am (4 months ago)

    Lovely quotes!

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  2. Mary
    07.16.14 at 1:38 am (4 months ago)

    I’m going on vacation next week and I’m looking for some serious inspiration to get my brand to the next level. I’m picking up both of these books tomorrow!

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  3. Lara de Mercy
    07.16.14 at 3:11 am (4 months ago)

    I heard of Girlboss and I intend on reading it but I hadn’t yet heard of the Glitter Plan :) Will definitely get this too now :) Thank you for the great post, in a world where it is often frowned upon to be competitive as a woman, I have found it inspirational to hear these things from a relatable person! xx Lara

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  4. Name*
    07.16.14 at 5:34 am (4 months ago)

    This looks like fun as well as having plenty of ideas. I could do with a push maybe this book would be the thing.
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  5. Cheri @ Overactive Blogger
    07.16.14 at 6:41 am (4 months ago)

    Had to favorite this so I could look this over later! I’m not sure I will ever start a business as huge or a brand as huge as Rachel Zoe, but I will say that I can take these tips into my life, into my job, into my blog, and I hope to be HUGE in my own right. Thank you so much for sharing!
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  6. Kati
    07.16.14 at 7:00 am (4 months ago)

    I just recently read #Girlboss too and it’s so unbelievably inspirational. I loved reading about how she literally hated school, was basically poor and struggled for years and now look at her!! It just goes to show hard work and dedication can really pay off! Now I’m going to go order The Glitter Plan.. it’s been on my wish list for a while :)
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  7. Megan
    07.16.14 at 8:11 am (4 months ago)

    I read both these books in about a span of 10 days and it def got me hungry(in a good way:) But here’s the thing, I don’t know what I want to create, just that I want to create and be creative and wake up and hustle. Maybe some meditation is needed for the light bulb to go off. That or a trip to a medium:)
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  8. Nicole
    07.16.14 at 10:01 am (4 months ago)

    I loved #girlboss. Def picking up the glitter plan next. Thanks for the recco and share!

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  9. Sarah
    07.16.14 at 11:10 am (4 months ago)

    Currently listening to the #GIRLBOSS audiobook and loving it! The Glitter Plan is definitely on my list

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  10. Lisa
    07.16.14 at 11:12 am (4 months ago)

    the two suggested books look great. I will order them now so I will be able to read on the plane to the Dominican Republic. thanks, for always leading me onward. (small business owner and mother of 7)

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  11. Kristen
    07.16.14 at 11:52 am (4 months ago)

    Omg love this! Def need to read the glitter plan next! Thanks for sharing these quotes. I absolutely loved #girlboss :)
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  12. 204 Park
    07.16.14 at 2:41 pm (4 months ago)

    What a great post! We read #girlboss but the Glitter Plan is officially going on my “summer must read” list – thank you so much for sharing your favorites, sounds like we also speak the same “language”. Business, motivation, girl power – us girls of 204 Park love that $#*t!! haha XO, D
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  13. Carlynn
    07.16.14 at 6:46 pm (4 months ago)

    I also loved #GIRLBOSS Lauryn, but what I loved most about this post was your own quote…YOU.MAKE.YOUR.OWN.DAMN.LUCK. Seriously, so true! My Dad is a successful entrepreneur and he always tells me “You make your own breaks!”. I think about that every day as I build my own mini-empire ; ) Thanks so much for reminding me of that too! XO
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  14. CAREN
    07.16.14 at 9:04 pm (4 months ago)

    OMG, LOVED #girlboss!! Thanks for the second recommendation! Must get on that as well. love reading about entrepreneurial women who kick ass. Poppy Lipstick has a pretty interesting story, too. She inspired my business.

    xo

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    • Lauryn
      07.16.14 at 9:40 pm (4 months ago)

      Ahhhh!! Need to read Poppy Lipstick’s story ASAP!! Thanks babe! xx.

  15. Melissa Hulsey
    07.18.14 at 12:25 pm (3 months ago)

    I’m not a big reader but you have inspired me to just buy both of these and read them. Your review has me hooked.

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