From Stilettos to the Stock Exchange
by Tina Aldatz
Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: Apparel Insiders
Pub Date: March 2015
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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.
My Review: Well this is interesting. The title and the cover grabbed me, and well its not something you see put together often. As you know, kids can be impressionable, and words stuck with Tina. As a kid she got teased for the way she dressed. But it's okay that Tina dressed like the people on TV. Having a style and being yourself is a great thing, and Tina learned that. Otherwise she may not be the fashionista she is today or have created Foot Petals.
But the best part is that this is a story from the author herself. Her strength is amazing. She went through a lot to get where she is now and its amazing reading the strength she has and what it took to make it. You even learn some things for life and how things work out there in the world.
I really loved this book. One of my favorites now. It's s worth the read, so I hope you'll pick up a copy and enjoy it just as much.