“There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
Top Social Expressions Designer Shares Her “Simple Secrets” to Success in New Book
Entrepreneur Kathy Davis Empowers Others to Realize Their Dreams
Kathy Davis sells 98,000 greeting cards…a day. The Chief Executive and Visionary Officer of the design company that bears her name is often asked, “What’s the secret to your success?”
In her new book, Simple Secrets: 7 Principles to Inspire Success (ISBN: 9781608102655; DEC. 2013; $15.95 U.S.; Gift; Hardcover), Davis shares the beliefs that turned her lifelong love of art into a successful business whose products touch more than 70 million consumers each year.
Known for her whimsical style and uplifting sentiments of giving and sharing joy, Davis’s own story is as inspiring as the message in her greeting cards. Davis was a 38-year-old, divorced, single mother of two, who was determined to turn her design skills into a full-time business.
Davis collected her “portfolio” of greeting cards and artwork in an empty Godiva chocolates box and showed her designs to manufacturers at the National Stationery Show in New York.
By believing in herself, working hard, taking risks, keeping an open mind, accepting her limitations, treating others with kindness and respect, and always dreaming, Davis has turned a business that began at a small drawing table in her bedroom into an enterprise that includes an extensive collection of over 34,000 designs and messages, featured on licensed merchandise such as greeting cards, fabric, fashion jewelry, party ware, bath towels and accessories, bank checks, calendars and gifts.
Simple Secrets is an extension of Davis’s mission to “Scatter Joy.” The seven principles that Davis shares can help inspire success in your life, making your journey creative, fulfilling, and above all, your own.