Item description for Powerful Inspirations: Eight Lessons that Will Change Your Life by Kathy Ireland...
Overview Ireland opens her heart and shares her spirit in an inspiring book about her life as a supermodel, devoted wife and mom, successful business woman, and fierce advocate for women's and children's issues.
Publishers Description Kathy Ireland first gained recognition as a supermodel, but today she is respected for her design talents and business acumen as CEO and Chief Designer of Kathy Ireland Worldwide. Ireland, independent and strong-minded, has an entrepreneurial drive coupled with the desire to break free of the skewed standards of the modeling business, that gave her the impetus she needed to start her own company. Her billion-dollar business began with a line of socks, then apparel, and today it extends into home furnishings, flooring, and accessories designed for women like herself -- busy moms whose top priority is taking care of their families. She also dedicates her energy to a wide range of nonprofit organizations, many of them dedicated to improving the lives of women and children. " Powerful Inspirations "reveals the sources of Kathy's strengths and enthusiasm, through insightful lessons that form a life-changing plan for her readers. In sharing her plan, Ireland also tells stories from her life, describing her close-knit family, the work ethic her parents taught her, and the sense of compassion they instilled in her. She offers an intimate portrait of her inner life and her spiritual growth, writing movingly of the support and comfort she has found in the Bible and other Christian teachings. She writes movingly of her failures and the lessons she's learned while triumphing over them. Kathy's account of her journey from the beaches of Santa Barbara to the boardroom, from supermodel to successful businesswoman provides readers the inspiration and encouragement to create a rich and rewarding life for themselves.
"From the Hardcover edition."
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Studio: Galilee Trade
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Jan 20, 2004
Publisher WaterBrook Press
ISBN 0385503083 ISBN13 9780385503082
Availability 0 units.
More About Kathy Ireland
Kathy Irelandis chief designer and CEO of Kathy Ireland Worldwide (KIWW), whose mission is ...finding solutions for families, especially busy moms. KIWW and its brand partners design and produce more than fifteen thousand home and lifestyle products. Forbes reports KIWW sales at more than $1 billion annually. The Associated Press calls Kathy a best friend to working mothers. Moms around the world embrace her designs, products, and solutions for living. The cornerstone of Kathy s life is her Christian faith. She is a mom, wife, and Sunday school teacher. Once a model, today Kathy is celebrated for her entrepreneurial gifts, philanthropy, and motivational speaking around the world. She and her husband, Greg, have three children and live in Southern California."
Reviews - What do customers think about Powerful Inspirations: Eight Lessons that Will Change Your Life?
Wise Lessons & Truths For Daily Living. Sep 15, 2005
This beautiful young woman shares stories from her life (as I do occasionally); also writes about her failures and the lessons she learned while triumphing over them. She's the new Martha Stewart -- a former model who started her successful business with her own line of socks (my favorites). She added apparel, home furnishings, flooring and accessories designed for the busy women with families who depend on them. "She doesn't just talk the talk, she walks the walk."
Her brand garned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for consumer excellence. In order to accomplish things we desire, we need the love and support of others.
She lists eight lessons to get the reader started on the road to happiness and fulfillment. Powerful Inspirations: When God is with us, who can be against us? Powerful You: Failure is an education in itself; even with self-esteem, you will get hurt from time to time. Powerful families: With family, you are never alone. Powerful Answers: When you ask powerful questions, you may get powerful answers; be ready to act on them.
Powerful Changes: It's great to have goals, but don't forget to enjoy the journey. Powerful Financial Wisdom: Money won't solve all of your problems, but it helps along the way. Powerful Beliefs and Boundaries: Wise people constantly discover what they beleive and act on these beliefs. Powerful Joys and Sorrows: Without sorrow, true joy cannot be understood.
This is a powerful book to help realize your potential without all the stresses of life we all endure. She is a good teacher with her examples and experiences.
Why Did I think this would be good? Aug 22, 2005
I had such high hopes for deep and meaningful messages to be revealed within the pages of this text. I have no idea why - the Title must have spoken to me on some other level... In the end, this book was just a long, drawn out, Thank You note to all the people who have helped to build the Kathy Ireland Empire. Although its very nice of her to "write this note" its not something any of us who are not mentioned in the book, need to read. Save your money and move on to something truly inspirational.
Thankfully, my copy only cost me 99 cents - maybe that should have been a clue!!!!
Wonderful book Jun 18, 2005
I thought this was such a helpful book. I really appreciate Kathy sharing lessons that she's learned in her life. She seems to have really tuned in to her own female intuition at times where she was unsure where she was headed and it really saved her and kept her grounded. I really admire that. She is very strong and I think everyone should read this book. You will surely at least learn something from it.
Sorry, I cannot embrace you, Kathy Dec 12, 2004
Though I haven't read this book, I feel the circumstances are all too cliche such that I can articulate some kind of review. Essentially, I agree with the reviewer who feels that Ms. Ireland, even if in possession of good intentions and wisdom, may be a little out of her league in offering life strategies to the rest of us. Kathy Ireland has received an overabundance of blessing in her life, and may not be in a position to coach the average guy or those who've endured enormous hardship and struggle with overcoming the legacy of a compromised life. Additionally, I've applied so many precepts to my life in the hope of improving my personal situation, but sometimes life isn't that simple. And I would not be honest if I didn't say I was tired of hearing about celebrities and their excessive fortunes, Ireland's Christian faith notwithstanding. I'm no socialist, but these stories confirm the fact that life is unfair and that a disproportionate amount of fortune is concentrated into the hands of too few people. Kathy, if you really want to share something with the world, I could use a few dollars.
Ditto to Brooke Shields, who feels her several-month bout with Post-partum Depression justifies her writing a book about it.
These folks don't know true suffering.
Powerful Inspiration May 25, 2003
Kathy stated that her father always advised her to under promise and over deliver. That is exactly what Kathy does in her book, Powerful Inspiration. It's broken down into eight simple lesson. While the lessons themselves are nothing new, a gentle reminder from someone as beautiful as Kathy, makes them more interesting. The book is a quick read, and the message will defintely go over well with individuals of the Christian faith. Kathy adds credibility to the book, by providing personal examples from her own life as a supermodel, mother and entrepeneur.