(CBS/AP) Reality star turned businesswoman Bethenny Frankel discusses rules to live by in life in her new book "A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything you Want in Life."
After being initially rejected by liquor companies for her low-calorie, ready-to-drink bottled margarita idea, the 40-year-old decided to make and distribute it herself.
"Little old me, who knew nothing about the booze business, said, 'You know what? This is a good idea. I know it. I'm acting on it," she told The Associated Press.
According to Reuters, annual shipments of Skinnygirl products now exceed over 100,000. In addition, Fortunate Brands Inc. announced Monday that it bought the brand for an undisclosed amount.
And, there are more drinks to come! Skinnygirl will soon sell white sangria, mojito, sweet tea vodka lemonade, and a cosmopolitan-type cocktail.
This is the kind of drive that fans can read about in her new book.
"A Place of Yes" describes ten rules to live by in life, the same rules that help her "keep moving forward" and "break the cycle ... of inner noise that tries to hold me back," she wrote.
Frankel placed second in "The Apprentice: Martha Stewart" (2005). She is best known for her appearance on Bravo's reality television show "The Real Housewives of New York City" in 2008 in which Frankel started pushing for Skinnygirl margarita. This is when she became a brand.
She now has her own TV show called "Bethenny Ever After" in addition to a workout DVD. She also wrote a book titled "Naturally Thin" which is now a New York Time best-seller.
That's not all - she has a daily cleanse, skin-care line and shapewear, all of which she ensures are top-quality.
"I have (my) shapewear on right now under my dress and it's riding up, and I will be calling my factory and I'll be like, `We're not putting this out because it's riding up and that's a problem for women with shapewear. This will not be on the line.' I'm just saying I just don't stamp my name on something. It's something that I believe in."
"I've learned a lot, but you can make mistakes every day," she said.
Frankel plans to write a children's book as well as a book about relationships and what she has learned as an entrepreneur.
"Bethenny Ever After" airs Mondays at 10 Eastern on Bravo.