Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Life Lessons from Kimora Lee Simmons

Do you guys know about the reality show Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane? That was my show back in the day! The show explored the ins and outs of the luxurious life of the world-renowned model, Kimora Lee Simmons alongside her kids and ex-husband. I had been itching to have a copy of her book, Fabulosity: What it is and How to Get it and now I've done just that at long last! Kimora describes Fabulosity as: a state of everything that is fabulous and 2: a quality ascribed to that which expresses glamour, style, charisma, power, and heart. The book is filled with tonnes of relatable and practical content from building your confidence, asserting yourself in the workplace and building connections in your career. A few lessons I learned from the book are:

1. Encourage yourself to be different.   
When you are building yourself in a particular industry (especially one that is quite small such as the creative industry) you will find a lot of people wanting to do similar things therefore, in order to stand outand differentiate yourself, you must set yourself apart and ensure that you are bringing something unique to the table.

2. Fake it til you make it. I don't mean to fake being somebody you're not or being a phoney I mean tell yourself you're great even when some part of you is doubting it.
We have all heard the saying, 'fake it till you make it' but this sometimes is the only way of pushing forward and forcing yourself out of your comfort zone. If we don't encourage ourselves, who will?

3. Turn your insecurities into your power
Being a fellow tall girl myself, I have never really enjoyed being the one who towers over the majority of people in the room. I sincerely hope one day I will get to a get to a place of feeling truly comfortable with my height and body. Standing at  6'2, Kimora managed to carved a career out of her height which she was once upon a time bullied and picked on for!

4. The people who succeed are the ones who act on their ideas. You don't have to come up with the most incredible idea ever to be successful, so don't sit paralyzed in fear that your idea isn't 'good enough' to execute.
Even if an idea you come up with has been executed before, there is a chance it has not been executed the way you would have liked. You know when you wait for a music video to drop and it isn't anything near as amazing as you had envisioned it to be? I guess that could be the same with our ideas and plans!

I strongly recommend this book to any young girl or woman who is struggling with finding their identity and would benefit from hearing the comforting story of a misfit - turned mogul and completely changed their life around from making the most of what cards were handed to her.

Fabulosity: What It Is & How to Get It is available for purchase on Amazon now.

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