Venue to be confirmed, October 24th 2019
I’ve been thinking a lot about my book club lately, and how its never quite gotten off the ground. It’s always something that I have felt needs justifying, or explaining. Made even worse by skimming over an article recently stating, “reading had become too social and how it should be a private experience”. What a bunch of bananas.
“Some of the busiest people on our planet are also avid readers. Reading sparks your creativity, helps you grow your understanding of complex problems. It grows you intellectually, while at the same time, reading is a very relaxing activity. But how do we make time to read? News articles report that we are reading less and less.
This months book is How to be an overnight success – making it in business by Maria Hatzistefanis (Founder and CEO of Rodial)
Here is a link to Amazon, although we support bookshops too!
About the book
“You are not born an entrepreneur. It’s a skill that you learn along the way.”
When the skincare company Rodial launched its cult ‘snake’ serum, the press quickly called the business an ‘overnight success’. However, Rodial’s founder Maria Hatzistefanis had been toiling for 18 years, building the company from scratch in her bedroom. Now, the beauty boss sets out to demonstrate in this very accessible book that its success stemmed from sheer hard work, tireless efforts and a lot of patience.
Fashion-loving Maria set out with a dream to build a beauty business and – despite not excelling at school, and being fired from her first job – she has achieved it. She did it by dreaming big, working hard, surrounding herself with the best, taking risks, creating buzz and building her own personal brand, which is now a favourite with high-profile models and media personalities including Poppy Delevingne, Daisy Lowe and Kylie Jenner.
Buy it at the start of the summer and we’ll see you in September. Once you have signed up to the book session, we will give you access to a page with a note-taking download, a prompt sheet and a questionnaire to lead you through the book.
Crucially, she believes anyone can do this and her book, brimming with good sense, great advice, tips and secrets – all presented in an easy, friendly style – shows how.
About the Hampshire Wedding Club
Do you see value in joining a group of like-minded wedding entrepreneurs? People who work together to elevate each other, and each other’s businesses? Highlighting the amazing capabilities we have in the Hampshire Wedding Industry? Creating a compelling and inspiring online destination for couples choosing to marry in Hampshire. Growing our connections and businesses together with integrity and originality. Collaboration and unity is the future, competition and isolation the past. We look forward to seeing you soon…
OUR KEY MESSAGES FOR BRIDES
The Hampshire Wedding Club help couples planning a wedding in our glorious county to tell their own love story by gathering the most unique and extraordinary wedding specialists in the area.
Hampshire offers endless opportunities for couples to celebrate their marriage, but it can be difficult to locate trusted, local wedding specialists ~ The Hampshire Wedding Club helps couples planning a Hampshire Wedding to find the most unique and extraordinary wedding specialists in the area.
The Hampshire Wedding Club enables couples to find trusted wedding specialists, whatever theme of wedding they are planning ~ We have over 10 years of industry experience and only recommend talent we have worked with and trust implicitly.
The Hampshire Wedding Club is a place to be inspired and share ideas ~ Our regular features and events hosted by industry experts are a place to meet both wedding specialists and other couples.
If I was to share a few simple truths with you, they’d be that I think everything happens for a reason, a cake can be eaten at any time of the day and I’ve always dreamed of living by the sea but seagulls get on my nerves. However, I also believe that in life, you should always be courageous. That’s why I started The Hampshire Wedding Club. I’ve been a wedding photographer for years and I adore how passionate my industry is and how inspiring the creative people around me are. Before I started my own photography company Ikonworks, I worked for international brands such as Verizon, Porsche, Game and Morgan Stanley for 16 years as an executive assistant. The perfect grounding for starting up and running my own show – multitasking, organising and attention to detail is in my DNA.
But here’s the thing, above all I subscribe to the mantra that doing what you love makes you happy. So seeing a gap in the wedding industry, I thought it was high time I started pulling together the fantastic creatives and professionals I’ve worked with. I wanted to create an interactive, inspiring and beautiful online portfolio for brides and grooms that not only showcases all the fabulous wedding industry talent we have in Hampshire but also acts as a revolutionary social space and digital lookbook for wedding creatives. That’s how The Hampshire Wedding Club was born.
When I am not shooting weddings, hosting events or running The Hampshire Wedding Club, I’m Tasha who is married to Martin and mum to Sam and Abby – our two lovely, funny, feisty kids. Most days you’ll find me surgically attached to my desk or curating love stories through a lens but I can often be found on the side of a rugby pitch or grabbing a quick coffee before going on a webinar. I can’t survive without coffee.
You can find out about how to join the Hampshire Wedding Club here or by cutting and pasting this link http://bit.ly/Hello-howareyoutoday.