RE­AL­ITY CHECK

Kim Kar­dashian West–the ul­ti­mate en­tre­pre­neur and style icon–on what it takes to stay on top.

Elle (Canada) - - Insider -

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

with drama?

Kar­dashian Kids launched this spring ex­clu­sively at Hud­son’s Bay. Visit

ELLECanada.com for more ad­vice and tips from Kim. You’ll never guess who

her style muse is....

Do you have a five-year plan, or do you pre­fer to go with the flow?

What ad­vice do you have about mak­ing

good de­ci­sions?

What’s a sign that you need a re­al­ity check?

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