The greatest self-help book I have ever read is “If You Have to Cry, Go Outside” by Kelly Cutrone. For anyone who hasn’t heard of Kelly, she is truly one of a kind. She runs and owns one of today’s most successful PR agencies, People’s Revolution, and has a whole handful of knowledge as to how she got there. And let me tell you – it is not what you think. There was neither a college degree involved nor any fancy family background. Kelly got where she is today because of an undying perseverance to never give up. I first read this book in spring 2011 and couldn’t wait to read her second one “Normal Gets You Nowhere”. I would advise anyone, especially girls, to read this book if you’re unsure about your career, need motivation to pursue you’re crazy dreams, or just want to hear some kick-ass advice from a woman who single-handedly earned every ounce of power she has.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes from the book:
“Sometimes, if not most of the time, you find out who you are by figuring out who you are not.”
“Take the years when you’re young – say, between the ages of fifteen and thirty-five, before you have a mortgage or kids or anything else that needs to be fed – and go balls out on intuition and follow your dreams. Dreams won’t always take you on a straight path to destiny, but they’re usually related to what your soul wants for you. They’ll force you to ask yourself the hard questions, they’ll kick your ass, and most importantly, they’ll turn you on.”
“If you don’t let what you don’t know stop you from doing your best in every situation, you will surprise yourself over and over in life as I have.”