Title: From Stiletos to the Stock Exchange
Author: Tina Aldatz
Publisher: Apparel Insiders
Release date: March 2, 2015
Pages: 164 pages
Buy Links: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
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.
I received in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.
While I do read nonfiction sometimes, they are usually not an autobiography. When I read the summary of this book however, something just struck me that I needed to read Tina’s story. I’m so glad I did.
Tina could of very easily could of let herself become a victim of her circumstances. She did not grow up in a happy healthy 2 parent home. Both of her parents had their own demons and could have been better parents.
Tina had a vison of a product she wanted to develop and set out to do so. She knew it would be hard work and didn’t let that stop her. She is a great inspiration for everyone but especially young adults. If you have a dream, don’t let anything stop that dream from becoming a reality.