So I FINALLY finished reading Kelly Cutrone's first book If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You and ya'll I loved it! I always knew she was a bad ass but I didn't know to what extent until I sat down to read her book! She tells every detail of her life so raw and straight that at one point I was just stunned at all she had been through and accomplished! Seriously if you are looking for a new read then you definitely need to pick this one up!
Here are my favorite quotes from the book! Oh and I said part 1 because I still wan't to read Kelly's second book "Normal Gets You Nowhere"
"I also learned that you can't fake hard work, and that when you believe in something and truly go after it with all you have, amazing things will happen."
"..you can't truly be happy if you've never known pain. You can't truly feel joy if you've never felt heartbreak. You can't really know what it's like to be filled unless you've been empty. "
"Your negative thoughts are weeds strangling the progress of your soul; you must find a way to kill them."
"Everyone is selling something these days, and if you don't have a clear point of differentiation - something that makes you special, unique, effective - you won't get far in fashion or any other competitive industry, and you certainly won't succeed as an entrepreneur."
"...some people are meant to pursue several dreams in a lifetime - but doing one thing well will open doors for you"
"When you find something that feels right, concentrate on refining your skills and educating yourself about your chosen field"
"Every successful brand has a message, and that message must be painstakingly driven home, in both appearance and substance"
"The people who succeed are often not just the people with the best-articulated brands; they're the people who respond to rejection by brushing themselves off an moving on, again and again."
"But when we hide from our fears instead of facing them, we are unlikely to progress as business people or as human beings"
"Much like building your brand, getting good at something requires consistency and repetition."
Have you read her book? What do you think of it?
Now to introduce you to one of my favorite badasses, Kelly of SixONESix !! I have been following her blog since I started my own and I just LOVE how real she is daily! She most recently wen't through a major blog rebrand and just celebrated a birthday!! I know ya'll will love her just as much as I do!
What inspired you to start a blog?
I was a Live Journal junkie back in the early 2000s. That died out hard about 5 years ago and I was always itching for something like it again. I missed the release of writing whatever I wanted and someone being able to relate, and I just missed the community of it all. I wanted that back so I started reading blogs and realized it was kinda the same thing. Once I felt comfortable enough to dive in, I just went for it.
Your blog just celebrated a birthday! What has the past year of blogging taught you?
I learned what to post and what not to post haha. I look back at some of the posts I was doing at the beginning and they were so dumb and pointless. Stupid link ups and just nothing with substance. Then I started to open up more and I got more personal and I realized that's what people want. To know you. To relate to you. I learned that your content is really what connects you to people. Blogging also taught me that there are a lot of wonderful people out there, which means a lot to me because I'm one of those "I hate people" kind of people. And ultimately, blogging has taught me a lot about myself. Sometimes you don't notice or want to admit to certain things about yourself, but once you start filling in that white space with your thoughts, you really get to know yourself. Blogging can be incredibly eye opening in many ways
Its 2pm on a sunny Saturday afternoon, what are you most likely doing?
Well, I would like to say that I'd be laying on the beach getting my So Cal tan on, but that's rarely the case. If you're wondering why, it's because getting anywhere in LA is life in hell. A lot of times, not even the beach is worth it. So where you will typically find me is rolling around on the floor with my cat, at the gym because afternoons are less crowded, or just totally winging it with some out and about shenanigans with the boyfriend.
Two random facts about you?