Love her or hate her, there’s no doubt that Kim Kardashian has risen to become one of pop culture’s most recognizable icons in recent times. Though some might scoff at her endless selfies, risqué photo shoots, and personal drama, nobody can deny that Kim has managed to successfully reinvent herself from a fashion stylist and Paris Hilton BFF to one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2015 who has a net worth of $52.5 million.
So how did she manage to reinvent herself? Some may argue that Kim Kardashian rose to fame after her sex video went viral, and it has been alleged that the star and her momager, Kris Jenner, capitalized on that. But building a successful empire, which includes beauty products, a fashion line, a gaming app, a personalized emoji app, and a reality show among others, takes more than just a leaked video, proving that the mother-of-two has more business acumen than some people in Wall Street.
Here are some ways to reinvent yourself to success, the Kim Kardashian way.
Don’t pay attention to the naysayers- In an interview with Variety, Kim said that the press has been very nasty to her in many ways, but she has learned to pay no attention to all the negativity.
“I don’t really pay attention anymore,” she said. “I just follow my heart and do what I feel is the right thing.”
Work hard- Though it has been pointed out that Kim Kardashian came from a wealthy family, the celebrity is no stranger to work as she started out working at a clothing store during her teenage years. These days, the star continues to work on her brand as she raises her children with husband Kanye West.
“The reality is that people don’t want to get up and work,” she said to Variety. “It sounds crazy, but I see it all the time.”
Find a way to make your passion a source of income- Instead of getting stuck in a job that makes you miserable, find a way to turn a passion, skill, or hobby into a source of cash. Kim Kardashian’s love of fashion turned into a clothing line called DASH, and her social media following, which adds up to almost 150 million followers on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, ultimately resulted to the Kimojis which are very popular nowadays.
“Find something you’re really passionate about,” she said. “Figure out a way to make that your job. Then you’ll be happy.”
Use social media to your advantage- Kim Kardashian and her sisters often use their social media accounts to promote a wide variety of products, and this also led to their success in the social media game. Learn how to use social media and put the spotlight on your skills or business, and soon, you’ll be using these site as you document your success.
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