Rebecca Minkoff: Be Fearless & Follow Your Passion
Welcome to Episode 100! We’re ending Season 4 of When Women Win with a fearless bang – talking with world-renowned & industry-leading fashion designer, Rebecca Minkoff. Her massively popular line of handbags, accessories, and footwear are distributed in over 900 stores worldwide as well as her website.
Rebecca started creating her own clothes at just 8 years old. The moment that propelled her talent into the spotlight occurred when she was 21, days after 9/11… A famous actress wore Rebecca’s handmade ‘I Love NY’ tee on the Jay Leno Show, and the name drop changed her entire life. Suddenly there was immense demand for her debut five-piece capsule collection. But what looked like an overnight success to most, was really years of passion, grit, and fearlessness.
On This Episode of When Women Win:
Rebecca and I talked about designing your life according to your passions. We discussed the roles that self-awareness and courage played in her success, and the impact the pandemic has had on her company. Rebecca shared the inspiration behind her new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage and Success. I love the structure of the book: 21 rules we should all break if we want to achieve success. We got into 7 of them, so you have another 14 to discover in the book!
- “Never not use your womanhood to your advantage.”
- “You may have to separate that what makes you happy doesn’t make you money.”
Rebecca’s book Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success drops on June 15th, and if you pre-order it now at readfearless.com, you’ll receive 7 bonus goodies! If you buy it elsewhere, email a copy of your receipt to Fearless@RebeccaMinkoff.com , she’ll still send you the goodies!
Talking Points in This Episode:
- Pursuing your passion with or without permission
- Dealing with instant success
- Adapting a retail business during a pandemic
- Trusting your gut
- The myth of balance
You can learn more about Rebecca by checking out rebeccaminkoff.com.
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