Nine years in a strip club gave me a better business education than my two college degrees.
As a former stripper, I’ve seen it all: disrespectful club managers, cutthroat dancers, and a never-ending supply of sleazeballs.
Don’t even mention the long hours in six-inch stilettos.
While this might be the last place you’d think of as a goldmine for business information, it was here I uncovered my biggest secrets to success:
: Remove the safety net and embrace risk—victory will be yours.
: Ask for the dance, and an influx of new business will follow.
: Say yes to yourself, and you’ll inspire those around you to help your business grow.
Whether your goal is to build your business, increase your sales, or carry out your Red Carpet Dreams, Think Like a Stripper delivers the lessons you need to thrive as an entrepreneur, and the advice you’d never (ever, ever) learn in business school.
“This book might surprise you. In it, Lyremark distills her unusual career experience into savvy, actionable advice on how to leave your comfort zone, how to handle success and failure, and how to stay sane under pressure. This is a smart and provocative read.”
—Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of To Sell Is Human and Drive
“Want to thrive as an entrepreneur? Erika’s book will help you do just that! Erika will not only whip you into shape with her wit, humor, and no-nonsense advice, but show you how to bounce back from failure to become the confident sales superstar you’re meant to be.”
—Barbara Corcoran, founder of Corcoran Group and star of ABC’s hit series “Shark Tank”
“Erika’s smart storytelling and practical business advice will give you the double shot of confidence you need to ask for the sale, up your money game and be a leader in business.”
—Tory Johnson, CEO of Spark & Hustle, Good Morning America Weekly Contributor and NYTimes bestseller
“Erika’s innovative approach will shake up your business with crucial info about working with a team, dealing with the competition, and closing a sale, and proves why learning how to do the splits will pay off.”
—Melody Biringer, founder of The Crave Company
“If you’re serious about your business dreams, follow Erika’s advice. This book is a wonderfully entertaining and actionable guide to help you grow your enterprise.”
—Tara Hunt, author of The Whuffie Factor: Using the Power of Social Networks to Build Your Business
“Erika Lyremark is fearless, tenacious and bright. If you’re not afraid to boost your sales and your bottom line, read her book—and if you are, read it faster!”
—Jane Dailey, co-founder of Hollywood Fashion Secrets
“Erika is smart, hilarious and completely bullshit-free. If you’re a gal looking to build a career and a life that gives you permission to be yourself every damned day, you’ll be smiling as you turn the pages. More business advice should be as bullshit-free as this—so take a page from her stripper book and strip your business down to who you are, what you need and what you want.”
—Erika Napoletano, speaker, columnist, author, branding strategist and creator of RedheadWriting.com
“Think Like a Stripper is overflowing with candor, smarts and Erika’s down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach to business and life. Accessible, appealing and whippin’ hot!”
—Angela Jia Kim, founder of SavortheSuccess.com and OmAroma.com
“Not only is the writing style engaging and entertaining—I laughed a lot!—there are so many gems of wisdom that a line of motivational posters is in order. One of my favorite tips is #40:Communicate About the Cash, where Erika explains how talking confidently about money early on adds clarity and saves a ton of time and headaches. It’s the power of believing you’re worth it. You’re going to love this book.”
—Dann Ilicic, founder and CPO of WOW Branding
“Launching and growing a business requires that you elevate your game—in a significant way. Erika’s book gives you a plethora of tools for solving all the inevitable personal and business challenges that will come your way, along with the ‘tough love’ and inspiration you need to realize your entrepreneurial dreams.”
—Björn Stansvik, CEO of MentorMate