It has taken me years to fully embrace being the boss of my own life — to see the responsibility that comes along with taking ownership over uncomfortable feelings like shame, unworthiness, fear, anguish and begin to approach my triggers as opportunities for growth, rather than something to run away from when nobody is looking.
As I prepare to launch several projects, including a new company of my own, there are so many days where I feel like a fool, or a fraud or like someone who has no idea what actual $&@* they are doing. On those days I try to remind myself that fear and self-doubt are signs that I am moving closer to truth, and most of the time nobody really feels 💯 sure of what they are doing, even if it looks like they do. Even our idols are human beings who are figuring it out one day at a time. And when all else fails and you’re still feeling low, throwing on that boss outfit that makes you feel unstoppable never hurts 👌🏼💫
📸 by @jonmaichel
I stayed at the as yet unopened Paramount House Hotel last night, as part of their friends and family tell-us-what-we’re-doing-wrong-before-we-open-our-doors-to-the-public program. The suite I stayed in is called The Mack Daddy, because it’s massive and magnificent and the bathtub is made of wood—like a giant sake box. The head honchos invited me stay because I’m editing the first issue or their in-house magazine, Permanent Vacation. Plus I’m cool and I have a Prince Albert piercing and three gold teeth. @paramounthousehotel#permanentvacation#princealfred#goldteeth#neerdowell#powerstance