Hello Gorgeous: Empowering Quotes from Bold Women to Inspire Greatness (Everyday Inspiration, 4)
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Flip with ease through this empowering and gorgeously designed book—featuring the stunning artwork of The Oliver Gal Artist Co.—to find inspirational quotes and stories from outstanding women whenever you need a cheerleader by your side.
You just got promoted and you're doubting your skills will be an asset to your new job or you just graduated and aren’t sure what’s waiting for you in the workplace. On days like this, when it can be hard to find inspiration, wouldn't it be great to be able to carry a good friend in your bag for support? With Hello Gorgeous, you’ll have just that, a friend cheering you on with uplifting words whenever you need them.
Divided by themes like aspiration, leadership, purpose, creativity, and self-care, you’ll have encouraging messages to guide you through every step of your journey. Each quote is accompanied by a short inspirational story to help you harness your bravery, be bold, and live courageously.
Some of the incredible boss women featured include Cindy Eckert, the CEO of The Pink Ceiling and Sprout Pharmaceuticals; Lola Tash, the co-founder and CEO of MyTherapistSays; Luisa Santos, founder of Lulu’s Ice Cream; and Catherine Cu, the creative co-founder and CEO of Cocofloss; among many more! Each woman has a story to tell, from being a trailblazer in their career field to creating new ways of seeing things to following their passions.
Many of these women have overcome incredible challenges to become the leaders they were meant to be—even when the odds were stacked against them. For instance, Chié Dambara, a BRCA survivor, who at the age of 24 had a double mastectomy, harnessed resilience and determination to become the founder of Yoko Matcha.
These women show not only great leadership, but also aim to make a difference in the world. Michelle Abbs, the Director of Mana Tech Miami, who grew up in Michigan seeing the divides between the urban and suburban neighborhoods, now works to make a difference by inspiring more leaders. Fatinah Hayat, the founder of The Hayat in London, after realizing she was working for a denim brand that used several gallons of water to produce one pair of jeans, quit, and founded her own ethical fashion brand.
This personal aspirational guide is the ideal gift for ambitious thinkers and doers.
Words of encouragement and inspiration from women around the world come together in the Everyday Inspiration series from Rock Point. Follow the journeys of hundreds of strong female leaders from past to present through thoughtful biographies and empowering quotes, and receive advice for how to live a more thoughtful and fulfilling life overall through performing acts of kindness for other or various methods of self-care. The perfect gift for family and friends, these gorgeous hardcovers featuring foiled covers and full-color interiors bring these amazing words of wisdom to life.
Other titles in the series include: Grit & Grace; Find Your Glow, Feed Your Soul; Follow Your Bliss, Find Your Calm; and Beautifully Said.
From the Publisher
COURAGE: BE BRAVE. BE BOLD. BE YOU. (UNAPOLOGETICALLY.)
Fear can keep us from fulfilling our dreams and living lives full of wonder and greatness. Often, our fear of failure leads us to believe that we are not enough and leave us unable to take advantage of opportunities that may come our way. Courage is about taking the risk to achieve your dreams even though you are afraid of failure. It’s not about taking big leaps but about taking those small steps every day that move you toward the life you want. It’s okay if you fail during the journey to the life you are hoping to build for yourself. Every failure is a lesson that you can carry with you for the next attempt at achieving your goals.
LEADERSHIP: KEEP HUSTLIN’, GIRL. (YOU’RE UNSTOPPABLE.)
What makes someone a leader? When most people think about leadership, they think of someone who has a lot of money or owns a multimillion-dollar business, and while that is great, leadership is about much more than that. Yes, leadership is about achieving astonishing things, but what makes someone a great leader is their ability to guide others to succeed too. Being a leader is about being the kind of person that everyone aspires to be like or someone that can inspire another person to do something amazing. A leader is a person who leads people to believe the impossible can become possible.
PURPOSE: LIVING THE DREAM. (WITH LOVE AND PURPOSE.)
Purpose is the why of our existence and our reason for being here on this Earth. It is one of life’s existential questions. While some of us may have already found our purpose, a lot of us are still searching for our why. Living a life full of purpose helps us feel fulfilled and brings joy to our every day. A life without purpose can make us feel defeated, depressed, and empty.
SELF-CARE: WORK HARD. RELAX HARDER. (LOVE YOURSELF FIRST.)
It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of today’s world. We are constantly on the go, fulfilling some obligation in our schedule. It can feel like we have no time for ourselves or just rest. Self-care is an important part of living a healthy and joyous life. When we find time to rest, our brains function better, we are calmer, and we are less likely to experience stress.
HAPPINESS: IN THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. (LIVE IN THE MOMENT.)
We are all in search of happiness. At times, it can seem like we will never be able to be happy or at least as happy as we would like to be. The thing is that happiness is a choice. We decide how we want to live. We can choose to be happy or let sadness take over our lives.
CREATIVITY: MAKE MAGIC HAPPEN. (INSPIRE. INNOVATE. CREATE.)
Creativity is where all the magic happens. It is the window to our soul and the deepest parts of us. It’s the child within us that allows us to imagine and explore the wonder that is life. It’s the place where we can connect with the inner part of us and discover who we are.
“Your body is graced with ancient, intuitive wisdom. She loves when you listen to her honestly and humbly, and fuel her with clean, nourishing eats.”
DELLA HEIMAN, FOUNDER OF DELLA BOWLS, AND YARD HOSPITALITY, MIAMI’S FIRST CULINARY INCUBATOR
Della Heiman is a Harvard graduate in a relentless pursuit to transform her community through plant-based foods served in casual settings and for a mainstream audience. Her ventures changed the food landscape in Miami when she opened the first collaborative space there, in order to build a community around food in Miami’s Wynwood district. Since then she has invested in educating thousands on the benefits of clean eats.
Della understood early on about the importance of food, how it not only serves as a very natural way to connect with each other as humans, but also as a way to heal ourselves from the inside. She is an advocate of listening to the unique needs and demands of your body to fuel your growth with wholesome nutrients.
Your body is the vessel in which your mind and soul travel, and it is the single most important thing for you to take care of. It works like a machine of sorts, creating and developing from the energy you put into it. Because of this, it is imperative to listen to your needs—your body understands its needs and will speak to you if you listen carefully.
Treat it like a temple, understand the effects that different nutrients have on your temple, and take care of its health above all. If you do so, you will feel reenergized and have the strength to take on the day.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Oliver Gal Artist Co. is a growing art and lifestyle brand in South Florida, spearheaded by us, sisters and artists, Lola Sánchez Herrero and Ana Sánchez-Gal. We created Oliver Gal to capture life’s most haute moments, avant-garde objects, and splendid lifestyles in art and other products. Our company has become a worldwide phenomenon, with thousands of collectors and followers who see and buy our artwork and lifestyle products to express themselves and complement the décor of their homes. Now, we travel the world participating in award shows and signing events from Miami to Tokyo.