In the midst of being a superstar Mom-ager, Executive Producer for her own reality show, President of her own production company (the list goes on); Kris Jenner still some how found time to slay the cover for I Fathom Magazine 2013 Winter Edition. I know everyone has their own point of view when it comes to the Kardashians, but personally I have nothing but the upmost respect when it comes to hardworking people. It is without a doubt that Kris seldomly sleeps but she doesn’t complain because she absolutely loves what she does. Kris is a branding genius and there’s nothing you can do but admire her work ethic for what it is.
On her feature for I Fathom’s Magazine’s 2013 Winter Edition, Kris offered advice for people looking to become entrepreneurs and working on their brands. I know one thing for sure. I made sure to take notes on her advice, a lot of what she said hit close to home for myself as I’m on my own journey to building and developing my brand.
Catch a few highlights below:
“Well, you know what, it has to come from a place where you have a passion for what you want to do in life and my biggest passion is my family and that’s where my heart is. But in order to make it all work and happen, it’s something that I’ve been able to figure out and it’s kind of evolved over the years, but, I think that it helps that I have good organizational skills and I like to prioritize and make lists. I check things off my list and I find great satisfaction in that. So I’m kind of like the crazy, overachiever even if it comes to how I clean my kitchen or how I organize my closet. So then that kind of just bleeds into how I spend time with my kids and my family. Lucky for me, we all work together, so that makes it nice, but when we’re not, they end up here on the weekends and everywhere we are and it’s just really been something that you have to remember that these are memories that you are going to make and you’re going to have for the rest of your life, so enjoy it.”
“If someone says no, you’re talking to the wrong person. I think just never give up, find something that you want to do in life and then you figure out a way to get paid for it, and have that be your lifelong dream and career, then you’re doing something that makes you happy, and that you’re good at. I have a creative side and a nurturing side and a business side, but I also have a lot of passionate sides so I like figuring things out. I get up and I have a different job every day, I do a lot of different things and it makes it real exciting for me. Most people have one thing, one occupation or one job and I think you just have to learn to spice that up a little bit and put different twists and be creative and not get into a rut. And I think that you could find a lot of happiness in just trying new stuff within your business.”
“Well, I think that you have to build a brand that you believe in and that rings true to who you are. It’s like if I have something that comes my way that’s offered for the kids and it doesn’t make sense or it’s not something that they would really use or do or be a part of, then it’s not going to work. So, I think, first you have to find something that’s real authentic to who you are, what you’re interested in, feeling passionate about and creative and you kind of go from there. If you are figuring it out and you already have a career path, then you just have to work on being the best that you can be and put a lot of energy into that business, because it’s not going work unless you work really hard. The one thing I tell everyone is, you really have to roll your sleeves up and be there and be present in whatever you’re doing because nothing comes easy.”
Also included in this issue are interviews with media mogul, Karen Civil and actress Drew Sidora. You can purchase your copy here and if you’re on your phone, it’s also available in your app store.
Drake Releases Most Important Project of His Career
Today Drake released the visual for his song, “God’s Plan”. In this video, it showcases Drake giving back to communities, schools & even families in more ways than one. Whether it was signing checks for scholarships, paying for grocery bills or just handing stacks of cash to families, the 6 God decided to use the million dollar budget given for the video to instead, give it all away.
It’s empowering to see celebrities use their platforms for good and to give back to those in need.
Drake, in case no one has told you yet – you’re doing amazing sweetie.
‘The Real’ Surprises Staff Member at Community Academy of Philadelphia
Jeannie Mai, co-host from The Real took over Philadelphia to surprise a special staff member from the Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter School. The Assistant Operations Manager, Vilma Ray (also known to everyone as grandmom Ray) has dedicated over 16 years of her life serving the children and staff at Community Academy. She’s held multiple jobs for the school, to name a few – she’s driven the bus, mowed the lawns, cleaned up after students, supervised discipline room and the federal lunch program. Regardless of whatever the job was, big or small – she’s said to have completed each task with a smile on her face.
“Momma Ray is a miracle worker” – Alberta O’Brien, High School Principal.
Everyone that comes into grandmom’s Ray life, she is known to impact them in an empowering way. When needed, she is always a ray of sunshine and the backbone for everyone. It is because of this, Jeannie Mai came to the school to surprise and honor grandmom Ray for her years of service and commitment. Grandmom Ray originally thought she was randomly selected to play their infamous “Dimestore to Deluxe” game but little did she know there was a huge surprise for her at the end. Check out the segment of #TheRealOnTheRoad Philadelphia below:
Why Being Kind is Too Much Sauce
You’re probably already aware that your smile could change someone’s day. We hear it all of the time: Smile. Be kind. Be courteous. Use manners. But would you believe it if I told you that your smile could change someone’s life?
It can. Because it’s not just the smile, it’s also what comes with it. The confidence, the happiness, the positive vibes and energy that are released into world that may translate to a silent affirmation for someone else.
Smile, because you never know who’s watching feeding off of you. It’s a small act of kindness with a big impact on both the giver and the receiver.
And when it comes to small acts of kindness, too often we underestimate the power of them.
When you do things that aren’t required of you in hopes of helping or uplifting a person you know nothing about, not only does it become infectious, but the world finds a way to bring that goodness back around to you.
When Florida State University football player, Travis Rudolph, recently ate lunch with Bo Paske, an autistic boy who sat alone in the cafeteria, he could not have fathomed the national attention that small act of his was about to garner.
Not only did he help to bring more awareness to the autistic community, but he changed the lives of both Bo and his mother, and caught the attention of the media and sports community that will only prove to be beneficial to his career.
And all of this sparked from a picture he didn’t even know was being taken.
Again, you never know who’s watching you.
The powerful possibilities that come with randomly doing something nice for people are endless and rewarding. You could simply change their day by lifting their spirits or you could change their way of thinking about both the world and others.
Not only are acts of kindness significant, but they’re really easy to practice. Here are five ways you can be kind to someone today:
- Hand write a thank you note: handwritten anything is becoming so rare that taking the time to do so in the form of a thank you note will be sure to linger in the mind of the receiver.
- Support a dream or positive venture: You see it on your Facebook or Twitter timeline all of the time. Someone asking you to “like” their new business page or fill out a brief survey for their new idea. How long does it really take to do something like this? Do it.
- Compliment someone: You never know the kind of day someone is having. Write a compliment on your waiter or cashier’s receipt. Tell your coworker how great they are at their job. Tell the person on the train next to you how much you love their hair.
- Tell someone you appreciate them: It’s so easy to go on about our days expecting to receive certain things from certain people. Whether that’s money from mom or an invitation from your friend, tell that person you appreciate them for playing a positive role in your life.
- Smile: Like Nike, just do it.
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