DALLAS, Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The moment Sophia Amoruso knew she had to make a change within herself was when she was caught trying to steal a George Foreman grill and shower curtain rings. Up until this point in her life, Amoruso was struggling to figure out where she fit in. Getting caught shoplifting helped her realize that she was capable of something better in life and needed to stop taking shortcuts. The vintage chic owner of Nasty Gal, an online women's retailer, and author of #GIRLBOSS and the upcoming Nasty Galaxy, leveraged her creative talents to build what is now a $300 million per year fashion brand.
In "They Say I'm Different," SUCCESS Associate Editor Jamie Friedlander details Amoruso's journey from having a life of meaningless jobs to becoming a self-professed #GIRLBOSS—she is now a fashion mogul, writer, host of the #Girlboss Radio podcast and has an upcoming Netflix show based on her life premiering in 2017. This is only the beginning of the empire she is building.
"I always wanted to be great at something and I found out I'm pretty great at a lot of things. I think that's what it takes to be an entrepreneur. It's hard if you're only good at one thing or you're not adaptable."
– Sophia Amoruso tells SUCCESS, October 2016 issue
Realizing that the only way out is through, Amoruso exhibited the utmost courage to become the woman she is today. At SUCCESS, we know that courage comes in many different forms. In "Can't Stop, Won't Stop" writer Khushbu Shah recounts swimsuit designer Tala Raassi's bravery against a hyper-conservative Iran. Imprisoned and sentenced to 40 lashes for wearing a miniskirt to a party, Raassi was determined to find freedom through fashion. Now she lives in the U.S. and has built a life to love through her namesake women's swimwear line.
Also Inside This Issue
SUCCESS Magazine's October issue is all about having courage and understanding that the first step in making drastic life changes is having the courage to do so. Among other features, this issue highlights:
- It's A Numbers Game: The world of daily fantasy sports isn't new. But 30-year-old Jonathan Bales is taking the numbers game to a whole new level. The co-founder of FantasyLabs approaches daily fantasy sports with a unique strategy: get the points his opponents don't. Step behind-the-screen with SUCCESS Editor-at-Large Michael Mooney for a taste of Bales' high-stakes life.
- Why I Served: Join three American heroes as they share the courage it took them to join the military and discuss how that experience has shaped their lives.
- Quit to Win: We live in a society that touts resilience, grit and "sticking with it" as some of the best attributes. But what if that's not always the best choice? Patty Onderko, SUCCESS Contributing Editor and resident positivity columnist, says in some cases, quitting might be the better decision. It's about determining your goal and shifting your mindset so that quitting isn't always equated with failure.
To read all of the stories, pick up the October issue, on newsstands September 13th. For more information about SUCCESS Magazine and additional personal-development content, visit www.success.com.
SUCCESS magazine is a national newsstand publication and your guide to personal and professional development through inspiration, motivation and training. SUCCESS inspires 2 million readers a month, and has a total social reach of 5 million fans. SUCCESS magazine was founded in 1897 by influential thinker Orison Swett Marden. It is owned by Dallas-based SUCCESS Partners founded by Stuart Johnson.
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