Famous Entrepreneur Quotes
Kim Kardashian’s Quotes
“My smartest business decision has been going for it and having no fear”
“When you do take time for yourself, that’s when the magic happens, and these ideas come.”
“I tried so many things in the past, and I think through all of that experience, you just learn what you like and what you love.”
Kim Kardashian’s Top 10 Entrepreneurship Rules for Success and Business
In this video we’re going to learn how to improve our lives by analyzing our take on Kardashian’s rules for success.
Rule #1. Prove People Wrong
Interviewer: Do you think that people underestimate you, underestimate how much you work on this stuff, underestimate your intelligence, and my question is, is that something you push back on or something you leverage?
Definitely something that doesn’t bother me. When someone underestimates me, I love to get to know them and have them have one conversation with me to just understand that it’s, I mean, I think the easiest question to ask is what does she do? What is her talent? You know?
And I jokingly said, actually to my husband, the other day, I said, you know what? My next answer should be like, sarcastically, how lucky am I?
If I don’t sing and I don’t dance, but I’m still doing what I’m doing, how easy is my job? I don’t have to do any of that. I don’t have to be onstage like you working so hard, but we’re still driving the same car. We’re still living the same life, you know.
So, lucky me, you know, if it was that easy. But, you know, I think it’s just the like the easiest thing to ask.
For anyone to really assume that it’s not a full time job to have to sit and create things and come up with every single blog post, and I do, you know, three a day and having to, you know, working on apps?
It’s, to me it would be the same thing as people saying like, anything blogging. Like, what do you do? You’re sitting at home in your apartment, and you’re just on the computer. Like, that is such hard work.
I think people do say those things about us.
I respect it so much, you know. And they say that about the modeling world. Well, they just sit there looking pretty. It is a full time job for, you know, models like, you know, my sister even, Kendall. It’s, I don’t mind getting underestimated, but I feel for people that, I understand how it could bother them if they were put in the same situation.
Even filming a reality show. It’s a full time job. I mean, I think that, I know reality shows don’t get the respect that I believe they deserve, and that’s why I love being on one for so long, and I will always fight to be on as long as possible ’cause I love to show and prove.
But my personality is just if you underestimate me, I would love to have a conversation with you. I would love to, I just like to prove people wrong.
Rule #2. Do Things Yourself
Host: Why do you think people sign up to watch you?
I think because I am so open.
Host: Now, you do these yourself. You said this.
Host: You don’t have a team of people chasing you. I didn’t see any chasing you around.
No, I don’t have a team. I love to, if the whole connection is me with other people, I don’t want someone else, It makes no sense to have that connection.
Host: Did you think about that? You were puzzled when I said there were people that had that. You don’t have anybody doing any of your social media?
No, no, that doesn’t make sense.
“I love to, if the whole connection is me with other people, I don’t want someone else, It makes no sense to have that connection.” – Kim Kardashian
Rule #3. Do What’s Authentic To You
Interviewer: What have you found in these new platforms and tools, and you’ve articulated how each one is different and how you see each one meeting a certain purpose. What have you found has worked, and what have you found hasn’t worked from all of that experience?
I think that doing anything and everything, and I’m guilty of that before, people probably won’t believe you.
And you probably don’t even really grasp what like, now, if I’m going to promote something, I have to use it. I have to like it. I have to be active with it.
I want to know the partners, and I want to know who owns the company. I want to know so much about it, and I love to be loyal to that company and just do what’s authentic to me.
But I tried so many things in the past, and I think through all of that experience, you just learn what you like and what you love. But I think the key on social media is just being authentic.
Rule #4. Go for it!
My smartest business decision has been going for it and not being, like, having no fear.
And just even if they failed and even if it hasn’t turned out the way that I want it, I’ve learned so much from it, so my advice would be go for it.
Interviewer: Everything’s about learning experience.Is there something, like a specific example you can give that maybe wasn’t the smartest business decision or something that you did that you’re like, oh, okay, I could’ve done this differently?
Back in the day, I used to just be involved with so much.Whether it was like tanning or shoes, Shoe dazzle, which, I loved the process of it all, but, you know, being a cupcake, sponsor to a cupcake store. I mean, everything, but throwing myself into everything taught me everything I know now, so I wouldn’t take any of it back.
“My smartest business decision has been going for it and not being, like, having no fear. Even if they failed and even if it hasn’t turned out the way that I want it, I’ve learned so much from it, so my advice would be go for it.” -Kim Kardashian
Rule #5. Work hard
I pride myself in my work ethic. I work really hard, so I think that, you know, I think that sometimes when people hear that I might have gotten success off of a reality show. They take that as a negative.
So I think that I, you know, we’re filming our 10th season right now, and we’ve had, I think nine seasons of spinoffs, so our show, I mean, we have more episodes than I Love Lucy.
I mean, we have so many amazing milestones that people don’t really stop and think about. People don’t understand. When you are, even though it is reality, I wake up every single day at six a.m., and you know, go to the gym and you know, get my daughter up, feed my baby, get ready, film all day, sometimes don’t finish until, you know, eight or nine p.m., and that’s every single day, six days a week for five months straight when we’re filming.
And so that in itself is a full time job mixed in with, you know, every other project that we’re working on, and I just, unfortunately, I just don’t think reality TV gets the respect that it deserves.
“I pride myself in my work ethic. I work really hard” -Kim Kardashian
Rule #6. Find Your Path
Interviewer: What did you imagine, what did you what to be when you grew up?
When I was about 13-years-old, I looked at my best friend, and the show Real World had just come out. And so I said to her, oh, my gosh. That’s what I want to do. I want to be on a reality show. And you have to be my manager.
And she looked at me and said, well, I said, we both have to audition for The Real World. Let’s make a tape when we’re 18. We’ll send it in to the producers. And we have to do this show called The Real World.
She was like, you can do it. Not a chance for me. I’ll be your manager. And you, you know, we’ll make a tape for you. So it’s just like such a full circle moment, ’cause she’s a manager now. She’s in the management business, and my show is produced by the people that did The Real World.
I just thought our family life has always been interesting. It’s never a dull moment. Everyone that came into our life said, oh, my gosh. I can’t believe you guys aren’t on TV. Or I can’t believe your family isn’t a sitcom or something since reality TV wasn’t so popular then.
So it’s just, I mean, I did have a clothing store, which I still have today, Dash, that, you know, was fashion, when I was in high school, I worked at a clothing store. So if that didn’t pan out, if The Real World didn’t pan out then fashion is really what I wanted to get into.
And I, you know I worked at, you know, the clothing store. And my sisters and I opened one up. And so I thought that’s where I was going to be and that’s what I was going to be doing.
Rule #7. Have Strong Role Models
You know, I thing that my mom and my grandmother have always been really good role models. My mom is really strong.
I think she’s had to deal with a lot in her life. And she always puts on a brave face and always wants everyone to feel comfortable and confident, and I really admire that in her.
Rule #8. Take Time For Yourself
Interviewer: How do you find time to brainstorm where you can just shut everything out and take a pause and say, okay, maybe I ought to reexamine this?
Well, I think when you, I do take time for myself, and I think that’s very important. And even going to Japan and seeing so many amazing things. I got so many great ideas, and when you do take time for yourself, that’s when like the magic happens, and these ideas come.
And I think no matter who you are or what you do, if you don’t take time for yourself, you can never rejuvenate, and you can never get back that creative spark.
So I do take time off, and I do get a lot of ideas from my travels and just being around people that give me ideas and inspire me.
So I think that is really important. And I wake up in the middle of the night sometimes with these ideas, and I’ll just send it to my team, and hopefully, not wake them all up in the middle of the night.
Rule #9. Surround yourself with good people
In business, I love looking at my peers and seeing that, you know, young, successful women like Jessica Alba. You know, I spoke to her this morning, and we were just picking each other’s brains on something.
Like, I love her dedication, and she’s always been someone that I’ve looked up to business-wise. She’s just a really smart girl. I call, I like to surround myself with people that I can always call for advice.
“I just love to surround myself with people that I can call and get good advice from all the time. I think it’s really important.” -Kim Kardashian
You know, my best friend who is now in the management business has now gone into like, product placement business and started a company on her own, and it’s been fascinating to see her build her brand and her business.
One of my other best friends, two of them were in publicity for a long time, so I like to pick their brains on, you know, perception of things. You know, I just love to surround myself with people that I can call and get good advice from all the time. I think it’s really important.
Rule #10. Be Grateful In Tough Times
News Anchor: She had a terrible time. She came in for Paris Fashion Week. And she ended up being tied up to furniture with a gun pointed at her head in her luxury apartments.
Ellen DeGenres: Hey, I want to talk to you about the Paris incident because I know you did an episode on the show about it. And I haven’t spoken to you since then. I had your family members on, but I think that, I don’t know that everybody understands how horrific that experience must have been for you.
Yeah, I mean, I know this sounds crazy, but I know that was meant to happen to me. I like, don’t want to start crying, but like, I feel like that was so meant to happen to me. Like, I’m such a different person.
It was meant to happen to me. Like, the things, I really feel like things happen in your life to teach you things. It was probably no secret. You see it on the show and us being flashy.
Like, I was definitely materialistic before, and not that there’s anything bad with having things and working hard to get those things, and I’m really proud of, you know, everyone around me that’s successful, but like, I’m so happy that my kids get this me, and that this who I’m raising my kids, I just don’t care about that stuff anymore.
When they get things, or of course, when you get engaged, you’re going to show off your ring. People, if they get a new car, I don’t care what kind it is. You get so proud, and you get so happy, and you show that off on social media.
But it’s just, it’s not worth it. Like, I don’t care about that stuff. I don’t care to show off like, the way that I used to even though there’s nothing, truly, like, it’s okay if you’re proud of that, you know. And you work so hard and you get something. It’s just not who I am anymore.
Ellen DeGenres: So you were in, because you were showing these diamonds because you were in Paris. You showed off what you had. And you think that that attracted those guys, and they said, she has all this in her apartment. And I’m just trying to understand. So, because I can’t imagine being, you were alone. And it’s what time is this?
It was about, almost like 2:30 in the morning, but what was crazy is meeting with my attorneys and knowing the information that I know now. They had been following me for two years.
And they had been hearing interviews that I did getting excited about this jewelry or this jewelry, and saying that it’s, you know, real. And that’s not to say that I’ll never wear jewelry again or anything like that.
I truly don’t know if I’d ever feel comfortable. I truly don’t know if I’d ever wear real jewelry again. I, you know, just my whole life has changed as far as like, how I travel and what, you know, security.
I never thought that I needed security staying outside my door even though I had a lot of jewelry, and if you think about it. Yeah, I should have had a security guard outside my door 24/7 when I’m traveling.
Thank you guys so much!
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Thank you so much for picking up a copy of my book, Your One Word and doing that fun interview together on your YouTube channel.
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I believe in you. I hope you continue to believe in yourself and whatever your one word is. Much love. I’ll see you soon.
I’ve always been, I’ve always just been open. I’ve always been super open with my life, and that’s just who I am. And it’s worked out ’cause that’s how my family is, too, so we can be really candid. And it’s kind of the irony ’cause my husband is completely the opposite. You know, he doesn’t have Instagram.
Let It Roll Off Your Back
Interviewer: In closing, when you appeared on the cover of Forbes a year ago, you tweeted, “Not bad for a girl with no talent.” Which is quite an irony given the obvious talents that you have. What do you say to those who downplay or dismiss your success, or you just have the feeling that success is the best revenge? Are you able to be like the duck and just let it roll off the back?
I do let it roll off my back. I do feel like success is the best revenge, absolutely. To say that I’m not human, for people to always say crazy, mean things, I mean, it definitely does get to me.
I think that I’ve, with the support of my family, we’ve always kind of come through on the other side. But to write that, I remember I was thinking, do I want, you don’t want to be boastful and say, I’m on the cover of Forbes. This is so amazing.
Which you do want to say, but of course, people would be, say something negative about that, so I thought it was funny just the little hashtag for people that might question how I got here or what talent I have. I was like, I’m on the cover of Forbes. So I must be doing something right.
I love sharing, but I do think there are limits to it, and I think you have to have boundaries.
Interviewer: Well, do you have any? What are your boundaries?
I do. I do. I, it took me a while to get to share things with my daughter. I was really hesitant about that for a while. And I still don’t post all the things that we do on a daily basis where I see some of my friends. They’re Instagrams are all their children.
So I am, you know, protective over that. I am protective over my relationship sometimes with oversharing about that ’cause I’ve made mistakes. And I think overshared in the past. Which I think sometimes could be just it didn’t work out for me that way. So I felt like I would try.
Interviewer: Any particular sharing that you’d like to take back?
I’m sure. I’d have to look at some things. Even some, I love hair and makeup and the glam process, and I share a lot about that and tips and tricks. I’m fascinated by the beauty blogger space and YouTube and how so many different beauty bloggers have, you know, risen to fame just off of their tutorials.
I look at them. We do fun tutorials all the time, me and my makeup artist and hairstylist, so there’s probably some glam moments where I thought, what was I thinking, and why am I wearing that color lipstick? Why did I post that?
Rule number two is my personal favorite, and I’d love to know which one you guys like the best.
Kim Kardashian’s Rules
- Prove People Wrong
- Do Things Yourself
- Do What’s Authentic To You
- Go for it!
- Work hard
- Find Your Path
- Have Strong Role Models
- Take Time For Yourself
- Surround yourself with good people
- Be Grateful In Tough Times
I hope you enjoyed this article, make sure to check my Kim Kardashian video on his Top 10 Rules For Success as well.