Whether you’re watching their reality TV show or not, we’re all Keeping Up with the Kardashians in one way or another. Snapchat, Instagram, and your grandma are all filled with the latest Kardashian-Jenner news.
I’m certain most people can name more Kardashians than they can name past US presidents. (Here, let me try: Kris, Kourtney, Penelope, Mason, Reign, Kim, North, Chicago, Saint, Khloe, True, Rob, Dream, Kendall, Kylie, Stormi.) While it may be more attributed to educational fallacies within our school systems, it will surely be fixed when Kris Jenner is President. I mean, she’s already the matriarch of America’s royal family.
Whether you’re a fan of the Kardashians or not, we all have to give credit to their impressive skills in getting from nowhere to virtually everywhere. If you’re looking for career advice, look no further than this post featuring the mantras from the world’s greatest career counselor, Kris Jenner.
1. Build a support circle
The Kardashian-Jenner sisters fight all the time; their disagreements are the basis of many a plot line on the show. Need an example? Watch… literally any episode.
It’s easy to assume they are a dysfunctional family; however, episode after episode, season after season, they have stuck together, and by doing so, they have succeeded together. The Kardashians are a strong support circle, who encourage and inspire each other to pursue their dreams. More importantly they’re always there for each other — they fight because they care.
So take this piece of Kardashian career advice and get yourself a support network. Of course, your support circle doesn’t have to be your family and it doesn’t have to be as big as 10 people. It could be a friend, a professor, a mentor, an employer — just think, people who believe in you and want to support you.
You should find these people and make them an important part of your life. Ask them for opinions and lean on them for support when you need it. This will help you in more ways than you can count.
2. Make all press, good press
While most self help books will tell you to let go of caring about other people’s perception of you, the Kardashians have a different point of view: own it, bank it.
When Kendall Jenner was cruelly cyber bullied for her acne, she didn’t just shrug it off, she signed one of the biggest skincare campaigns in history with Proactiv. She owned her acne, and saw the business opportunity. In the Kardashian family, the saying ‘all press is good press’ rings true, because they make it good press.
This all comes down to changing your outlook, and seeing your career setbacks as opportunities to do more or do something different. The Kardashians know there’s always something to be (l)earned from every experience.
3. Dress for the job you want to have
Even before they were “The Kardashians,” they dressed like celebrities. Then, when Kim wanted to be taken seriously as a social activist, she dressed the part in a deep green pantsuit.
While I don’t suggest showing up to a medical job interview with a white coat you wore to a Halloween party two years ago, you should dress to impress. As the Kardashians have shown us, if you look like you belong, you will.
4. Create a personal brand
Even if your career goals aren’t to become an influencer, what you put out on the internet matters. First things first, Google yourself and see if what you’re putting on the internet aligns with your career vision. Kim wanted to redefine sexy, so she posted explicit pictures everywhere. Maybe your strategy will be different.
Secondly, identify the key aspects of your professional image to highlight. Kylie used her plump lips to launch Kylie Cosmetics, where her iconic lip kits led her to become the youngest ever self made Billionaire. Kim used her world famous curves to create Skims, which against all odds managed to make shapewear sexy.
What is your unique selling point? Multilingual? Tech savvy? Cuisine connoisseur? Make sure it’s out there for the world to see.
5. Practice healthy habits, they influence everything else in your life
Granted, working out and eating healthy is basically part of their job, I mean it literally is for Kendall, but nonetheless you should also make your health a priority. Working out and eating salads are two of the many components to every KUWTK episode and it’s because they prioritize their health every day.
Most of us don’t have the luxury of a personal trainer or a dietician — or the time to cook elaborate meals or create the optimal workout plan — but we can all take steps in our daily life to nurture our bodies, and by doing so, our minds. Practice an at-home exercise like a yoga video or take advantage of group exercise class offered for free on campus with your friends. Don’t forget to pick out a cute workout outfit in true Kardashian fashion! Try to improve the nutritional value of the foods you eat. And don’t forget to get your beauty sleep!
6. Talent is irrelevant
‘Not Bad for a Girl with No Talent’ was Kim’s iconic response to being named one of ‘The New Mobile Moguls’ by Forbes Magazine and gracing its cover. Objectively speaking, none of the Kardashians can act, sing or dance; yet they are arguably the most famous family in the country, if not the world. That’s because they realized talent doesn’t matter.
Whether we’re talented at whatever, is of no concern to any of us, because talent alone is only 1% of the equation — it’s hard work and dedication that will get you where you want to go in life. The Kardashians know this, and now you do, too.
Tune into the next episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians for more Kardashian career advice!
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