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Success Never Smelled So Sweet: How I Followed My Nose and Found My Passion

Price, Lisa; Beard, Hilary

Verlag: One World/Ballantine, 2004
ISBN 10: 1400061091 / ISBN 13: 9781400061099
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Titel: Success Never Smelled So Sweet: How I ...

Verlag: One World/Ballantine

Erscheinungsdatum: 2004

Einband: Hardcover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Lisa Price is an inspiration for anyone who is trying to find his or her path to success;Success Never Smelled So Sweetis a journey into the heart of a business and the soul of a dedicated spirit who transformed her life by finding and following her dream." TERRIE M. WILLIAMS, author ofThe Plentiful Harvest "Every person has a story to tell and Lisa provides the same warmth, love and support within the confines of these pages as she does in her Carol's Daughter creations. Her words are uplifting, and give you the encouragement you may need on your journey to finding your purpose and most of all fulfilling it!" DAWN MARIE DANIELS and CANDACE SANDY, authors ofSouls of My Sisters andSouls of My Brothers "A brilliantly written, soul-touching account of one woman's triumph over self doubt and debt. This healing testimony is both riveting and inspirational. . . . It will make you cheer and forever commit to the wondrous creations conceived by Carol's Daughter." LESLIE ESDAILE BANKS, author ofMinionandThe Awakening. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_1400061091

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Inhaltsangabe: In this remarkable memoir, Lisa Price shares the extraordinary story of how she went from bankruptcy to successful entrepreneur?grossing more than two million a year while working from her very own Brooklyn home. Intoxicated by fragrance and scent even as a child, Lisa was famous among her friends for always smelling good. She never imagined that the oils she enjoyed mixing up for her own pleasure would give way to the hugely popular ?Carol?s Daughter,? a luxurious, all-natural line of bath and beauty products.

How did a young black woman in financial straits, unable to get a business loan and deeply in debt, churn out a multi-million dollar enterprise? With $100 in cash, her own kitchen, and the simple notion that people should follow their hearts (which Lisa did by following her nose!) But first Lisa had to face down her demons?her fears about money, low self-esteem, and a history of failed relationships. But as she tackled each problem, her confidence soared and her business was unstoppable. She met her husband and business partner, began a family, and bought a large, beautiful space in her Brooklyn neighborhood to sell her products?favorites like Honey Pudding, Mango Body Butter, and Jamaican Punch that stars such as Halle Berry, Erykah Badu, Maya Angelou, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Rosie Perez buy religiously.

In Success Never Smelled So Sweet, Lisa Price charts her amazing journey in lively, down-to-earth stories about her childhood growing up in Brooklyn and the often unexpected ?accidents? in the kitchen that led to her bestselling scents. From the early cultivation of her sensory gift through cooking with her Trinidadian grandmother to her painful years in a rigid school system where she was berated by teachers and bullied by kids, Lisa speaks tenderly and wisely about the subtle ways in which life can guide us to our inner truth?even as it throws out difficult obstacles along the way.

For any woman who has ever longed to leave the nine-to-five grind and work successfully from home, Lisa Price?s story is a must-read. Filled with inspiring anecdotes, life advice from her own mother, Carol, and the recipes for some of her best-loved products, Success Never Smelled So Sweet is a book to read by candlelight while soaking in a silky rose-milk bath.

Über den Autor: Lisa Price is the creator and founder of Carol?s Daughter, Inc, located in Brooklyn, New York, which provides a wide array of homemade body and spirit care products. Gross sales hit just over 2 million in 2001 and then 2.25 in 2002. Lisa also speaks to college students about being an entrepreneur, trusting that her experience will encourage other entrepreneurial hopefuls. During the past year, Lisa has taught five sold-out seminars in New York City?s Open Center, on starting a business with little or no money and the importance of following your spirit. She lives with her husband and two sons in Brooklyn.

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Hilary Beard is a freelance writer and editor based in Philadelphia. She is frequent contributor to Essence and American Legacy magazines and, a Web site for black women.

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