The title for this post is also the title of a book written by Kat Von D. After reading Karren Brady’s book “Strong Woman” I felt really inspired not only in terms of business but as a human being. I turned 17 yesterday and actually, 17 is my lucky number and always has been so here’s hoping this year is going to be the best one yet.
Kat Von D.
I’m on page 72 of her book and I’m developing a new reason to love her. I’ve always admired her artistic brilliance and her strong attitude, in fact for my birthday last year I was given a funky photoframe which I actually put a picture of Kat Von D in. Yeah so anyway, her tough exterior is just a façade! Everybody hides their insecurities to some degree and I just want to share a quote from page 60-
“I can’t win. I really can’t. And neither can anyone else. I can’t win and that’s totally okay.”
Here Kat was talking about how no matter what you do, somebody is always going to think you’re brilliant and equally somebody is always going to think you’re rubbish and that at the end of the day it’s okay because what really matters is how you feel about yourself. I haven’t had to read very much to feel like I understand Kat Von D, and understand how I feel about Sense Of Self. The way I feel reading this book is how I want people to feel when they hear about my business or look at my designs. I feel inspired. I feel empowered. I feel excited. But more importantly I feel understood. The way she speaks of her tattoos and art really puts on paper how I want others to feel when they hear about my ideas for business and for the world.
This book was a gift for my birthday from my best friend in the entire universe and honestly I don’t think there is enough time to express how blown away I was. It’s one of the most thoughtful presents I have ever received and from somebody who also has inspired me. Andrew has supported me when my self esteem wasn’t soaring and has inspired some excellent designs that I’m working on at the moment. Him and I are very similar in some ways and I’m really lucky to know him.
Hope everyone has a good weekend. I have a few days off before my college induction day which is exciting. Ahh. Welcome to the real world I guess!