Kim Kardashian West–the ultimate entrepreneur and style icon–on what it takes to stay on top.
Kim Kardashian brings the realness.
“I do think you have to give yourself room for trial and error. In the beginning, I wasn’t making the right decisions all the time; I would pick partnerships that were short term and not look at the long term. There’s a confidence that comes with making the right decision and sticking with your opinion. [In business] if you can just find what you love and make that appealing to other people, you will find a happy medium and start to create your own voice.”
“Someone gave me advice about fame that can apply to anyone. If you read too much about yourself on the Internet and it’s negative, you’ll start believing it and act a different way. But if you’re reading all these great things about yourself, you can get full of yourself and lose [touch with] reality. If you’re in a work environment where people are gossipy and [stopping] you from doing what you’re supposed to be doing, you need a reality
check to stay away from the gossip.” n
“I try to get a preliminary plan of what my goals are and what I would like to do, but sometimes it doesn’t work out the way you want it to. The bottom line is that you have to do the work. There’s no easy way out of any situation. You just have to be dedicated. The most successful
people really do put the time in.”
“I remember being at a shoot once and getting all these text messages; I wanted to cry, but I’d just had my hair and makeup done. You just have to shut off and enjoy the experience—live in the moment and not connect with the drama. You should stay away from anything
that tries to derail you from your focus.”
“My mom would wake us up at 7 a.m. every day—even on the weekends and during the summer, when you want to sleep in or hang out with your friends. She would be like, ‘Get up, make your bed, start your day; you can’t be lazy, you can’t sleep in. There’s always something you girls can be doing. Go for a walk. Clean your room.’ Now I so appreciate the drive
and the work ethic.”
Where did that drive come from?
How do you deal
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Do you have a five-year plan, or do you prefer to go with the flow?
What advice do you have about making
What’s a sign that you need a reality check?