Title: From Stilettos to the Stock Exchange
Author: Tina Aldatz
Publication Date: March 2, 2015
Publisher: Apparel Insiders
Source: Author/PR Firm
SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
At 7 years old, Tina Aldatz had no idea of the impact and weight of her mother’s words – said at the time to an impressionable Tina to counter the snide remarks of classmates who teased her for dressing “like the people on TV.” The affirmation stuck, further validating Tina’s childhood dreams of an improved life for her and her family, while building an unshakeable confidence that would later lead the young fashionista to creating the multimillion-dollar designer shoe accessories company, Foot Petals Inc.
In this intimate, no-holds-barred autobiography, Tina candidly shares about her humble yet tumultuous upbringing, a freak accident at the beach that damaged the soles of her feet (and later inspired her brand), and lessons learned in corporate America that served as the impetus in her eventually calling her own shots. Filled with wit, wisdom, and unrelenting honesty, From Stilettos to the Stock Exchange offers a detailed look into the life of one of the most creative and successful “serial entrepreneurs” in the game.
Complete with Tina’s Six Essentials of Business and a play-by-play account of the creation of Foot Petals Inc., From Stilettos to the Stock Exchange proves that with faith, hard work, and confidence “The American Dream” is within reach for any person with the desire and will to make it her reality.
Tina Aldatz is a true inspiration. She is a fairy tale story showing how one can truly go from rags to riches. With a little hard work, perseverance, and the urge to be comfortable in heels, Aldatz created her own little empire and rose up from the ashes that were her life.
Not only does “From Stilettos to the Stock Exchange” tell the story of Aldatz success and growth, it also gives tips and pointers to those who have the urge to make a better life for themselves. Aldatz is inspiring people all over by simply explaining how you can take nothing and work hard to make it something. If you have the drive, you can do it. The read was fun and educational all at the same time. I could see this becoming a Lifetime movie! I’d watch!
Going from food stamps to Foot Petals, Inc., Aldatz has shown through her book that we can all do it. The writing is great. The story flows smoothly on paper and Aldatz has a great voice about her. A great read for anyone who is looking for an inspirational story of how to overcome life obstacles and make it to the top.