It’s been 15 years since the world first started keeping up with one of the world’s most famous families: the Kardashians. Accompanied by the Jenner side of their blended family, this group of women has taken the entertainment world and flipped it on its head for the majority of my life.
We’ve watched them fumble, sure, but we’ve also watched them turn their mistakes and short-comings into tangible earnings. Beyond that, we’ve also been given a front seat to some serious entrepreneurship. The five sisters own multi-million, and even billion dollar businesses, including but not limited to: KKW Beauty, Skims, Kylie Cosmetics, Kylie Skin, Kylie Baby, Poosh, Good American, 818 Tequila, Kendall and Kylie, Dash – and those are just the ones they promote publicly.
In the first episode of their new Hulu show, The Kardashians, Kim is panicking because someone claims to have additional footage of the infamous sex tape the world saw her and her family deal with in season one of Keeping Up. What I found most interesting about this part of the show is that Kim notes that Kanye tells her, “you can’t be canceled now.”
It’s the truth! We have watched these sisters come back from scandal after scandal and from situations where people completely make up things about them. We’ve watched them turn these scandals and situations into views for their reality show. In a world that inevitably profits off the degradation of women, shouldn’t we applaud them for profiting too?
Beyond their extremely successful television careers and business ventures, they’re also one of the only families in Hollywood that, as far as I can tell, values family. They make decisions together. They fight, and then they make up. They’re honest about the fact that they don’t always get along or see eye-to-eye, but they always show up for and protect one another. They are also honest with who they are – their shortcomings and their strengths – instead of trying to pretend to be something they aren’t.
Whether you love them or hate them, I think we can all learn a thing or two from the Kardashians. Here are my main takeaways:
- Our society is extremely judgmental, and you will never make everyone happy. People will believe whatever they want to about you, and they’re most likely going to go with the most interesting, provocative, explosive narrative, even if it isn’t the truth. The only person who can cancel you is yourself, and if you decide not to let other people’s opinions define you, you’ll succeed whether they like it or not.
2. People who spend their time worrying about what other people are doing will never achieve the things they dream of. Find your dream, dedicate your time to pursuing it, and let it change your life.
Keep the people who love and respect you close. Be intentional about surrounding yourself with people who genuinely care about you and will never let you forget where you come from. Those are the people who will pick you up when you fall, and the ones who will cheer loudest for you when you win.
I’m looking forward to watching episode 2 tonight and to continuing to learn from them this season. I can’t wait to see how much more they grow, laugh, and learn together! <3