In a recent article, Define Yourself Write The Story Of You I admit to not being the most avid reader.
Then I received a book that has me engrossed!
Now I am not a book reviewer, but I have to say when I can’t put a book down, I have to share it with you!
In addition, I was also sent some skin products with the book.
Because the book is written by Maria Hatzistefanis, the founder of Rodial Skincare.
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Before I get into the book I do want to link you the two skincare products I received.
Overnight Success Skincare:
Both of these brands are creations of Rodial.
I have to say their products are very good and I have enjoyed everything I have tried from both of these lines.
My daughter loves the bubble masks so I let her have this one.
I need to try one myself soon.
We both use the night pads.
One thing about the Rodial and Nip + Fab lines, I love the way they smell because they use natural herbal and floral infusions.
Both are also cruelty-free.
Overnight Success The Book, By Maria Hatzistefanis:
Overnight Success is realistic, fun, and gives us tips at the end of every chapter.
I love books that have shorter chapters.
This way I can squeeze one in while waiting for an appointment, or before going to bed at night.
No one wants to feel something is left undone right?
With shorter chapters, we can feel a sense of completion in our reading journey.
Not only are the chapters manageable for a busy woman without a lot of time to read, they are exciting!
When a book is fast paced it just reads easier.
I find myself flying through chapters wanting to read more.
Maria presents her journey to us in a way that is not prideful but humble.
She does not brag, nor make it seem she always had it all going on.
Maria shows us her own complexities and complications.
Her joys and discoveries not only of how to succeed in business but personal discoveries as well.
Her tips at the end of each chapter are certainly thought-provoking and make me pause while I contemplate them for my own business.
My Own Overnight Success Journey:
I am still on it!
My journey is what I consider to be in the early stages.
Being in my late forties I have finally found what I love to do.
Those of you who have been reading Fashion Beyond Forty since the beginning know it has only been around a few years.
My blog is in the infancy stages actually.
Yet, I want to do this as long as I possibly can!
One thing Maria tells us in her book is to never fear to start over.
No worries there Maria, I have started my career path over more times than I can remember!
Being An Overnight Success – The Reality:
Maria makes it clear there really isn’t truly a way to be successful overnight.
Sucess means putting in long tiresome hours, tons of hard work, and busting your butt.
The “overnight success” part comes from when a buzz finally centers around your brand or business model.
Either through social media, or sales exploding in the stores, that is when you feel you are successful.
The entrepreneuring woman, however, knows this is just another reason to push herself harder!
Time to try something new, expand that line, or create something entirely different.
In her book, Maria encourages us, relates to us, and lets us know failure is certain but okay.
Who Should Read Overnight Success:
Anyone who has a vision, a dream.
The people who will benefit from Overnight Success are those who are goal seekers, creators, and forward thinkers.
Overnight Success is not for the weak of heart, nor the lazy person.
Although I do confess to reading most of it in bed.
It is also not a step by step guidebook to being successful in your career.
This book is a personal story of one courageous woman’s journey that gives logical steps and emotional support for our own pilgrimage.
Whether you are just starting out on your path or if you have already arrived and met many goals, Overnight Success is a great read.
I find how much I relate to Maria while reading her book and it helps me keep pushing forward.
Are you on a career journey right now? What are your dreams, goals or ambitions?
Does this sound like a book you need to read?
I would love to hear from you in the comments!