Monday, 18 November 2019

How to Be an Overnight Success By Maria Hatzistefanis


How To Be an Overnight success is the biographical account of the career of skincare brand owner, Maria Hatzistefanis and talented illustrator, Emma Kenny, who illustrated the gorgeous cover for the book.

Over the years the founder of Rodial and Nip and Fab has spent her time building her expertise of luxury skincare products which have been sported by the likes of Lindsay Lohan and Kylie Jenner.

Hatszistefanis shares the precious gems she has discovered on her journey of entrepreneurship and kindly sprinkled them in a book for her audience. If you would like to learn more about the lessons she has learned about developing a global brand, please do carry on reading..

1. DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT TO ACCOMPLISH
Most of us want to do well in life, no matter what we do. I find that people who excel brilliantly are the ones who have clarity about their goals and move with assurance regarding following through with their goals. It is not enough to just want it. You need to clear about how you are going to reach your desired destination. When I am feeling unsure about where I am headed I brainstorm the necessary steps I need to take in order to get there. It may take a little longer than I would have liked but at times and that's alright because there is no rush and I am not in competition with anybody.

2. PUSH CREATIVE LIMITS
As you develop your craft and understand the type of content you enjoy producing, it is possible to get caught into the net of complacency. As soon as complacency hits, your work becomes routine and dull. Maria states, 'sometimes pushing the limits means creating opportunities that other people don't see' and I could not agree more. It can be as simple as questioning, 'what can I bring attention to which nobody else is checking for and how can I make it engaging for my audience?'


3. COLLAB WITH OTHERS ON YOUR LEVEL
My honest belief is that collaborating with others in your field has to begin with a firm foundation. It can start off by simply engaging with their work for example, leaving sweet messages about how much you have enjoyed reading their posts, recommending it other people who may benefit from it, and offering constructive criticism. All of which I would like to do a lot more of this year. It is the little things that make a big difference. Building genuine relationships with other ladies who are pursuing similar things myself is the goal.

If and when in the future I decide to collaborate with other writers, it has to be genuine and authentic.

4. FIND YOUR MOTIVATION.
Whilst discussing her tips for achieving she success, Maria explains that we should identify people who's work we admire and follow their journey. Some ways of going about this are reading their biographies, listening to motivating interviews on YouTube and following them on their social media platforms.

As a blogger you may assume I would be keeping up with all the juice in the blogging world  but if I am honest there are not a lot of blogs that interest me a whole lot. That may partially be because I have not made a strong enough effort to connect with other bloggers.  This year however, I would like to seek out the work of more young bloggers and study the bloggers who are already established and see what I could learn from them!

5. FORGET COMPARISONS
It is so easy to catch yourself making comparisons with others especially when you know you have not reached the point of success you would have liked.
When I see young ladies my age receiving great opportunities it does make me pause and think that I am possibly not doing enough to reach the same heights they have. On the other hand, it gives me hope that if they have been able to work hard and reap the benefits of their labour, I can do the same. Whenever I catch myself making a comparison, I try to steer it into inspiration and hope.

Whilst discussing her tips for achieving success, Maria explains that we should identify people who's work we admire and follow their journey. Some ways of going about this are reading their biographies, listening to motivating interviews on YouTube and following them on their social media platforms.

6. DIFFERENTIATE YOURSELF FROM THE CROWD.

In the land of blogging, there are so many of us who writing about similar topics. Mind you, there are a number of niches which I love the variety of but I believe when we see the popular bloggers , there is pressure to conform to the thing everyone loves. At the moment I would say the most popular type of blogs are fashion and beauty, and I respect girls and women growing individual platforms to showcase their femininity with the world. The truth is when such a large number of people are doing the same thing, it can feel very repetitve. The only way to stand out is to do what you do differently.

There are tonnes of more gems to collect in this book but I do not want to give too much away! If you would like to learn more from Maria's inspiring story then head over now to Amazon to purchase How to Become an Overnight Success.
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