Doesn’t matter if you’re a fan or not, doesn’t matter if you think that they are just some bunch of idiotic overly glorified modern-day courtesans, their impact on our present-day society is felt worldwide!
I mean these women are literally praised for doing absolutely nothing,
A lot of people are either too busy being consumed by their detest for them, or their cult-like worship of them that they fail to see the genius behind their climb to world-wide fame,
now while I’m not a fan of the Kardashians; I don’t like them, and I don’t hate them either, I just don’t care as much to consider myself a fan.
None the less, their wit is something I cannot ignore, so in this article, I’m going to share with you critical lessons I have come to learn by closely looking at what makes the Kardashians, well, Kardashians to the public.
it doesn’t matter if your audience is small or large, these lessons are pretty much applicable, some even universal. This means It can also be applied by anyone.
so without further ado…….
THE 7 ARTS OF FAME
#1: STOP TRYING TO PLAY IT SAFE
No one likes the timid, you’re either hot or cold, and I’m not talking about the sexual appeal.
however, this is easier said than done, especially with the rate of prudery among people.
the modern-day prude are those who are excessively concerned with the standard of fairness, political sensitivity, or tastefulness.
They tend to wear drab clothes and certainly never take any fashion risk.
they can be very judgmental and critical of people who do take risks and are less correct.
However, beneath all those facades that sometimes just seems like a “holier than thou” show
You could even find them online as trolls, even haters.
one of the main reasons the Kardashians still remain in the spotlight is because of the pool of prudes tailing them, you need to understand that fame, money or power is directly linked to the number of eyeballs you command,
and often the people who do command such power are the extremist; the Ghandis’, the Hitlers’, the Marilyn Monroes’, the Kim Kardashians’, the casanovas’.the worst place to be is in between, no one knows you.
“in show business, any publicity is good publicity”- PT BARNUM.
#2: PLAY DIRTY, EXPLOIT EVERYTHING AT YOUR DISPOSAL
One of the things the Kardashians are extremely good at is banking on that name ‘Kardashian’, they’ve literally milked that name dry.
not too long ago netizens were shaming kylie for not making it “on her own” but through the help of her famous mom and whatnot,
sure not all of us have an already established name, rep, or resource to bank on from the onset, however, each of us has a hidden competitive advantage we were born into this world with.
Nevertheless, the thing with a competitive advantage to the public is that it doesn’t need to have any substance, in other words, it can be faked, or created.
generally speaking nothing in this world is actually truly valuable on its own, not gold, not silver, or the Monalisa painting.
what gives things its value or worth in this world is the value that humans have placed on it.
Did you hear the news of a gun which was used in a mass shooting now being worth thousands of dollars when it went on sale?
Know that this is not only limited to inanimate objects, once you understand this, you are on your way to creating your own exploitable advantage.
just keep in mind that people want what others want.
the more people want a particular thing, the more valuable it becomes.
value is an illusion.
#3: THRIVE ON CONTROVERSIES
Remember the night in Paris, anyone? one sex tape was enough to transform one formally obscure woman into a worldwide sensation.
In today’s world, Kim and controversies are synonymous.
While other people will try to avoid it as much as possible, mainly for the fear of criticism, one woman thrives on it.
The aim of creating controversies is not to get more people to bash you, so yes if you do people will talk, but you missing the hidden genius there, I mean why wouldn’t you, it’s so subtle.
The aim is to indirectly sell you and you to the public.
Drawing people’s attention is increasingly getting harder now our days as people are becoming more and more self-absorbed and isolated, there just isn’t enough mental space for more people other than ourselves, And let’s face it, 80%, if not more, of our thoughts on a daily basis circles around things that concerns us.
controversies, good, bad or ugly gets people talking, thinking and eventually earning you a space in people’s minds, and since the mind influences what we choose to pay attention to, you get people’s views, and money goes where the people are.
#4: BE EFFORTLESS
You must research and practice endlessly before appearing in public, on stage or anywhere else, but never expose the sweat behind your poise.
exposing your diligence and braw, in contrast to what most people currently think actually makes them look all too common, weak; just another mortal among others, as if anyone who practice hard and worked at it could do what they have done.
What is understandable and easily explained is not awe-inspiring.
one of the reasons we are fascinated by people like the great escape artist Houdini, even the Kardashians, believe it or not, is their ability to hide sweat, and appear all too natural and effortless, leaving the rest of us mortals wondering if they have been born under a unique star that only comes once in a millennium.
This common-sense principle has been around for as long as society has existed.
One of the classics is the Japanese tea ceremony called cha-no-yu (“hot water for tea”) which has its origins in ancient times but it reached its peak of refinement in the sixteenth century under its most refined practitioner, Sen no Rikyu, who although wasn’t from a noble family, roused to power and became the preferred tea master of the Emperor Hideyoshi and an important advisor on aesthetic and even political matters.
for Rikyu, the secret of success consisted of appearing natural, concealing the effort behind one’s work.
Nevertheless, this goes well beyond just craft, it can also be seen in physical appearance.
Even with the prevalence of cosmetic surgery, the average person who has had work done would never admit to it.
this is as it were before; the appearance of something natural, even if by accident is the ultimate height of beauty.
times may have changed, society evolved, but somethings about human nature, the hunger to experience or behold something divine, even if it is an illusion, never changes.
#5: AROUSE PEOPLE’S CURIOSITY
A star must stand out, and this must involve a certain dramatic flair, like Kim’s outfits or appearances at parties, you can sometimes even create a more hunting dreamlike effect through subtle touches like your vocal inflection,
a lot of people may not have noticed it but they really imitate the way Kim speaks, the deep cloudy and cracky form of speaking. I see it all the time, just listen to the way Kim speaks and compare it to a lot of women’s style of speaking, you’d be surprised of how many people imitate without even realizing it.
Never ignore even the most subtle of things, the way you smoke or hold a cigaret or even the way you walk, It is often the little things that get under people’s skin and make them want to imitate you.
Unconsciously we are strangely drawn to things that have no meaning beyond their fascinating appearance.
Stars make us want to know more about them, you must learn to stir people’s curiosity by letting them glimpse something into your private life otherwise unknown before, something that seems to reveal an element of your personality.
Your attraction must be unconscious, conveyed not in your words but your pose, your attitude.
Remember, people of your type will always gravitate to you, identify with you, share your joy or pain.
everyone is a public performer, people never really know exactly what you think or feel; they judge you based on your appearance.
#6: NEVER FORGET THE VISUALS
The vast majority of people conform to whatever is normal for the time.
they play roles allotted to them.
conformity is constant because humans are social creatures who are always imitating one another.
At one point in history, it may be fashionable to be different and rebellious (like now), but if a lot of people are playing that same role, there is nothing different or rebellious about it.
the dandy displays a true and radical difference from other people, a difference of appearance and manner.
be different in ways that are both striking and aesthetic, but never vulgar;
poke fun at current trends and styles, go in a novel direction, and be supremely uninterested in what anyone else is doing, most people are insecure and they will wonder what you are up to and slowly they will come to admire and imitate you because you express yourself with total confidence.
just remember that there must be a reference point.
if your visual style is totally unfamiliar, people will think you are at best an obvious attention-getter, or at worst, crazy!
Instead, create your own fashion style by adopting and altering prevailing styles to make yourself an object of fascination.
#7: ENTER WITH BOLDNESS, BE CREATIVE AND UNAPOLOGETIC
Timidity is dangerous, better to enter with boldness.
Any mistakes you commit through audacity can easily be corrected with more audacity.
everyone admires the bold, no one honors the timid. timidity will infect people with awkward energy and illicit embarrassment.
know that the path of pleasure never leads to glory, audacity separates you from the herd, boldness gives you presence and makes you seem larger than life, it draws attention, and what draws attention draws power, we anxiously wait to see what will happen next.
understand that boldness is not natural, neither is timidity, it is an acquired habit picked up out of our desire to avoid conflicts, often the fear of the consequences of a bold action is always out of proportions to reality, when in fact the consequence of timidity is much more worse, your value is lowered and you create a self-fulfilling circle of doubt and disaster.
during the process of composing this article, I realized that these lessons have been around for as long as society has existed, and these lessons could be applied to areas much beyond the realm of public fame.
You can read the previous post which had inspired this one, there you will learn to create a public image that sells, in other words, personal branding.
I hope you find this article helpful in one way or the other,
until next time…