Martha Helen Stewart (born August 3, 1941) is an American retail businesswoman, writer, television personality, and former model. As founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she gained success through a variety of business ventures, encompassing publishing, broadcasting, merchandising, and e-commerce. She has written numerous bestselling books, is the publisher of Martha Stewart Living magazine, and hosted two syndicated television programs, Martha, which ran from 2005 to 2012, and Martha Stewart Living, which ran from 1993 to 2004.
“Everywhere I go, I always look for creative entrepreneurs, whether it’s artisans and craftsmen, small farmers and gardeners, or restaurateurs who use fresh, locally sourced ingredients. I admire the courage and self-reliance it takes to start your own business and make it succeed.”
Her life began humbly, but her ambition landed her some very lucrative positions — even before she built her empire.
Maybe her quote above sounds a bit ‘pollyanna’ — considering her notoriety. But it tells me that she understands the mind and thus the value of creativity in the marketplace.
Looking at where she came from, I think she understands!
I would like to share this last tip on where Martha Steward’s gets her inspiration: