Find Your Extraordinary: Dream Bigger, Live Happier, and Achieve Success on Your Own Terms by Jessica Herrin

I know Jessica Herrin.

When I say this, I do not mean in the sense that I heard about her. Or read about her. Or watched a show featuring her.

I mean I know her.

I met her. Shook hands with her. And even had a small conversation with her (granted it was only 5 minutes, but nevertheless it happened). And, believe it or not, we were dancing in a big group too!

Now if you were one of the 3,000 Stella and Dot Stylists that started with the company in its first four years of business, then you would perfectly how I was able to have this interaction with Mrs. Herrin. Yes that is correct. For close to three years I was a Stella and Dot Stylist and in those times I had a wonderful opportunity to network with the higher ups of the company, of whom Jessica is at the helm of its leadership.

When I read her first publication, ‘Find Your Extraordinary’, I could not help but reminisce my days having a part-time home-based business with Stella and Dot. If I were to sum the entire experience into a word I would say it was ’empowering’. Because during those days Jessica made herself available in hundreds of ‘live’ speaking engagements, online training sessions, and weekly motivational videos. All of us stylists could avail this. We heard accepting your unique self, encouraging one another, putting the word ‘CAN’ into our vocabulary, putting in the effort can be done in a smart way and not the hard way, and most importantly success is one’s definition of what happiness is and no one else’s.

I have to admit that I did not have to get into the business of being a Stella & Dot stylist. I had full-time work and already had too much on my plate in terms of family, home, and personal duties. But I could not help it. My entrepreneurial adventure became my ‘down’ time. I was having an amazing camaraderie with a group of women who empowered each other whenever we met on a monthly basis. I was able to interact with family and friends through the trunk show parties. I wore tons and tons of gorgeous jewelry and accessories. And I had access to the inspirational voice of Jessica Herrin. Everything about it was a win!

Now I am not telling you to be a Stella & Dot Stylist (unless it’s something you really want to do). But I can tell you that if you read her book you will feel inspired, empowered, and even have a sigh of relief. Why? Because you will realize from her beautiful story, as well as the many other women whose stories she shares, that leading an extraordinary life are all within your power and control. There is no barrier to prevent you from achieving your personal happiness.

Title: Find Your Extraordinary: Dream Bigger, Live Happier, and Achieve Success in Your Own Terms

Author: Jessica Herrin

Book Synopsis (From the Publisher):

What if you could, with a little effort, live an extraordinary life? A life in which you felt deep passion for everything you did, and always had time for what matters most? A life in which you had the power, the daring, and the will to make your boldest dreams come true, all while you happily left feelings of inadequacy or guilt behind?

It is possible to take your life from ordinary to extraordinary. The secret? Cultivating the entrepreneurial spirit inside you – the spirit that allows you to embrace your individuality, to look not just at what is but at what could be, to believe in yourself beyond reason and to step up to creatingyour own definition of happiness and success  – a version of success in which work and family life happily co-exist – instead of chasing a cookie-cutter version.

Here, Jessica Herrin, serial entrepreneur and founder and CEO of the Stella & Dot Family Brands, shows how the classic traits of successful entrepreneurs are ones each one of us can develop – and use not only to create a company, but also to create an extraordinary life. Whether we work a corporate job, run a family, or run our own business, Herrin offers realistic, attainable steps each one of us can take to achieve extraordinary success on our own terms. Through candid and inspiring lessons from her life as a successful CEO and working mother of two, as well as stories of many amazing individuals she’s met along the way, Herrin inspires and empowers us to dial up the sound of our own voices and make our authentic dreams a reality.

This book isn’t about having it all; it’s about having what matters most to you. It is about how to find your extraordinary – your extraordinary career, your extraordinary happiness, your extraordinary life.

18 Responses to Find Your Extraordinary!

  1. tp keane says:

    The book sounds amazing as do the group of women you hang with. Must look into her novel.

  2. GlamKaren says:

    Love Stella & Dot jewelry! I always get so many compliments when I wear those pieces – and they are always in style! A lace gold bracelet I got years ago still gets me the most compliments when I wear it!
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

  3. I would love to read the book. I think everyone could use that little push to discover the entrepreneurial side of themselves and develop it.

  4. I love books that inspire you to be the best (whatever) you can be! I also love to read and so I will be adding this to my book list!

  5. I have been invited to a few Stella & Dot parties in the past but never got the chance to make it to any. 🙁 They have the most beautiful Jewelry!

  6. Looks like a great book! I am always eager to add to my book list.

  7. I would have to say that my life has been pretty extraordinary thus far. I don’t know too many people who can say that they have been to the Caribbean one time, much less three! Plus all the places I have seen in the continental US. I feel pretty lucky 🙂

  8. Amanda Love says:

    This is perfect for women who are trying to find motivation when it comes to opening up their own business. She sounds like a great woman, one who would help empower you and make you feel like you can do anything!

  9. Paula says:

    Jessica sounds like a very inspiring woman; I love hearing stories of people who have followed their dreams and want to help others to do the same.

  10. Roxanne says:

    So cool getting to meet inspirational persons! I love Stella & Dot and had several friends who have been reps. Great post!

  11. My cousin is a rep and she loves working with Stella and Dot. I have lots of their items.

  12. Cathy Mini says:

    This sounds like a really great book. I love motivational books like this. Being able to find our “extraordinary” is so great.

  13. This sounds like a very inspiring book. Stella and DOt sounds like an awesome company too. I’ll have to check it out.

  14. Debra says:

    Wow! This sounds amazing! I am at a point where I feel like I need to be reinspired. I think I am going to pick this book up to do just that!

  15. Ana De Jesus says:

    I love Stella and Dot, their jewellery is beautiful. I like the sound of the book as well I need a new source of inspiration.

  16. Inspiring. Sometimes there are days when you feel less that extraordinary and just ordinary. It’s just those slumps. I bet that book would help.

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  17. rosepetalsinthesea says:

    How inspiring! I’ve never owned anything by Stella & Dot, but I have always been awe of their beautiful jewelry pieces. – HilLesha

  18. CourtneyLynne says:

    Oooooo this book sounds pretty awesome!!! I need a new book for when I’m laying out by the pool. Might just have to pick this one up.

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