I recently traveled to Boston and I did so by plane. That required me to spend time on a plane disconnected from the world. I chose to spend my time reading the book ‘If you have to cry go outside’. And it wears just the book i needed at just the right time.
The book is written by Kelly Cutrone, the founder of People’s Revolution, a huge fashion icon. Her straight forward business attitude is a huge breath of fresh air. Her key to success is honoring herself and being honest with those around her.
You’d be surprised how many people spend the majority of their time trying to ‘do’ or ‘be’ or ‘portray’ something. Being honest about what you want and what you think of others actually catches people off guard.
I’ve found this to be true. Ive had to be brutally honest with people recently and as stressful as it was, everyone was relieved in the end. It’s not easy telling someone theyre screwing up, especially when it’s a friend. Its not easy firing and employee especially when you see the good at their core. Its not easy making hard decisions that are the best for you and your business especially when it effects everyone around you.
Thats what makes me a B.I.T.C.H. – boss in total control of herself
It’s not always easy being in charge and changing the direction you’re going when it’s not the popular decision. At the end of the day I didnt open my own business to be so worried about everyone else that I silently sacrifice my vision to keep the peace. At the end of the day I have to do what’s best for me, my business, the community and vision I’m building, regardless of what others think.