5 THINGS I HAVE LEARNED ABOUT BUSINESS FROM WATCHING THE KARDASHIANS (YES, REALLY)
July 3, 2019
Say what you will about the Kardashian clan, but the truth of the matter is they are smart women. Over the years, I have grown to respect them as business owners and to appreciate the bravery that it takes to put their lives, good and bad, in front of the eyes of the world. These are 5 lessons I have learned from this wonderful, strong group of ladies.
Haters Gonna Hate – When I first started Harper Maven, I spent a lot of time worrying about how everyone else felt about my work and my foray into running my own business; the imposter syndrome was a thing, friends. To be honest, I had a few haters, mostly within my own industry, and I was constantly overthinking and analyzing the situation.
Over time, I came to realize that as long as I was in business, there would be haters, and if I let them dictate how I felt about myself or my work, I was doomed.
Haters are absolutely going to hate, forever. But if you realize a few things, they will no longer provoke anxiety:
- Haters are people who admire something about you but show it in a different way. Otherwise; why would they waste their time?
- Haters are not successful in their own ventures. If they were, they would be too busy to worry about what is going on with you and your business.
- It just doesn’t matter. If you truly do your best and feel good about your level of effort and growth, nobody else’s opinion should matter. It won’t change anything.
- Haters who comment negatively on social media or other networks usually make themselves look worse than the person they are targeting. There is no tasteful way to rip someone apart online.
Your Tribe is your Vibe – Have you ever heard that saying that “you are who you hang out with“? It’s true. The people that you surround yourself with usually leave a lasting impression on your own thoughts and actions.
Also, having a circle of support can be wonderful when it comes to your ability to handle stress and anxiety.
Giving Back is Absolutely Necessary – If you have been smart, focused, and hard working enough to gain a high level of success, pass it on. Whether that means giving time to a cause you love, donating a portion of your proceeds to a charity, or simply passing on your knowledge to help others get to where you are, you will never feel bad about trying to help someone.
The Hustle is Real – But so are Loved Ones – We are all about the hustle here at Harper Maven, but we have also learned firsthand how difficult it can be to juggle running a business and your personal relationships.
One of the best things you can do for yourself as a business owner is to set a dedicated work schedule that allows you the time to get your hustle on, but set’s active boundaries that allow you to hang out with the people that you love and take a little bit of me time to decompress.
Being Authentic is Key – The number one thing that I did to start seeing major growth in my social media networks and client bookings was to start posting more personal items. Why? Because people want to know who they are working with and they want to know that they are getting someone who is real.
Don’t be afraid to show your followers and clients who you really are as a person. If they don’t like what they see, they probably aren’t your client anyway.