By Olivia Bahou
Mar 09, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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The Queen has spoken! Beyoncé gave a rare interview to Garage Magazine to go along with her gorgeous cover shoot, and shared some amazing nuggets of wisdom that she has learned throughout her career. The star opened up about motherhood, calling mom Tina Knowles her “biggest hero” whose lead she follows as a mother to Blue Ivy Carter.

“She taught me about caring for others, working hard, and working smart. Everything I know about being a mother comes from the examples she has shown,” she said.

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Beyoncé’s hard work has certainly paid off, as the star revealed she is finally her own boss. “I no longer have to work based on someone else’s expectations of pressure. I put enough pressure on myself!” she shared. “I love being 100 percent involved with all my projects and now I’m fortunate enough to do that.”

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So where did she learn to be such an epic #GirlBoss? There’s one book that has inspired her success. “I would love for my younger fans to read What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? by Marianne Schnall. It’s a collection of interviews and essays by great women, including Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, and Melissa Etheridge. They will inspire you to become a better leader.”

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We know what we’ll be reading next! But maybe snag a copy before it likely flies off the shelves at your local bookstore. Like the Oprah effect, Beyoncé’s endorsement is worth its weight in gold.