How to be an overnight success
By Maria Hatzistefanis
Published by Ebury Penguin Books
“This is my personal story, the story of a girl who followed her dreams. I hope it inspires you…You are not born an entrepreneur. It’s a skill you learn along the way and in my book I help show you how.”
When Rodial launched, its cult Snake Serum, the press quickly called the business an ‘overnight success’ but I demonstrate in my book, how success stemmed from sheer hard work, hard graft and mountains of patience.
People call my business an ‘overnight success’ all the time. What they don’t know about is all of the crazy, controversial, soul destroying, and more importantly truly amazing events that have taken place to get me to where I am today. I have been fired, sold my products myself on the shop floor, had the door slammed in my face by some of the biggest luxury retailers in the world, had a no-show from Kate Moss at Rodial’s biggest beauty awards of the year (more of that later!) and more randomly I have run around Westfield London trying to find Kylie Jenner the perfect flesh-toned bra…. From the early days of packing orders in my kitchen, it’s been a journey, which hasn’t yet reached its end, but I am excited to share my experiences so far with you in my book.
Whether you are starting out on your first job, want to take your career to the next level, are thinking of changing careers, or simply want to be inspired and stay motivated, I will show you the way through my own, successful business story…