How to be an Overnight Success


How to be an Overnight Success is a book written by Maria Hatzistefanis. If that name doesn’t ring a bell, the brands Rodial and Nip & Fab might, and Maria is the woman behind them.¬†Admittedly, the thing that drew me to the book was the totally instagramable front cover, but it is packed with tips that Maria picked up on her journey of building a business in an admirably honest way. In this post, I thought I’d share the most important lessons that really were apparent in the book.

Lesson #1 Working hard means sacrificing other areas of your life; it’s simply a question of how much you are willing to sacrifice for success. There are no shortcuts.

I think all of us can relate to this one, ever feel like one area of your life is suffering? No matter how much I want to sit down and write a blog post, sometimes it’s just not possible. I know when I get busy my blogging suffers the most, and it’s although it pains me to say this, I have other priorities. Does that mean I don’t care about blogging and that I don’t want to do well at it? Absolutely not. It just means that I’m very aware that you have to work hard to succeed and if I’m not succeeding in a certain aspect of my life, I’m not trying hard enough.

Lesson #2 Success is about the relentless pursuit of what you want

It’s not always about just knowing what you want but having patience to get there. Sometimes I can be very impatient when it comes to achieving my goals but if feels pretty darn good when I get there.

Lesson #3 It’s all about perspective

I’m really trying to turn any negatives in to positives by changing the way I look at it; perspective. Sometimes it helps me to just take a step back from what i’m doing and just approach the situation differently.

Lesson #4 How to be an Overnight Success

You can’t. It’s safe to say “”How to be an Overnight Success” is just a play on words as Maria makes it clear that it took a lot of hard work and dedication for her brands to become an overnight success.


What are your top tips for success?


Sonam x


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