Transcript for Rebecca Minkoff talks about her new book
Back now with fashion mogul turned debut author Rebecca Minkoff, and her brand-new book called "Fearless." For unlocking courage and success. She's up there on the big screen here in New York City. Good morning. I can't wait. We're going to talk about "Fearless," but first, life is starting to get back to normal as you know, and as we ditch our, you know, that work from home look, what fashion trends are you most looking forward to this summer, Rebecca? Oh, man. I am so excited to finally wear a tiny heel. Not something big, but we have these incredible heels that are about two inches. So as we emerge from flats, this is a good gradient, and loose-fitting dresses. They're forgiving, breathable, and we have all been in our lounge wear for a long time, and this is a great way -- I wish I could show you what I'm weang today. It's a loose-fitting dress and some thin heels. Just easing back in. That's what we have to do. Yes. Let's talk about your book, and congratulations again. "Fearless" is all about courage. It's not about -- not being afraid of challenges and being afraid to break the rules. What do you think the key is to being truly fearless? We're all going to experience fear. You don't read this book and you magically don't have fear. The goal is you don't let fear stop you from achieving your passions and pursuits. We're adults and don't need to ask permission from other adults to go forward and achieve our path. We need to trust our gut. That term is famous for a reason, and networking and great communication skills are key. I think you can always communicate a problem or communicate what you want if you get good at practicing that. Getting what you want along your path is going to be far easier. And there's something else. This is all great advice that you talk about in your book. Designing your purpose, not your paycheck. Designing your purpose, not your paycheck. For those who may feel like, they aren't able to pursue their dream job because of a lack of resources, what's your advice there? I want to say that we all have this instant gratification. We push a button and our car arrives or a package arrives, but your career is not that. It's a journey. It's important that you make a plan, and you might have to I had a colleague who started as a receptionist, and Elizabeth Leonard now helps me run my nonprofit. She made a plan, she was patient and she made sacrifices that paid off, and I think if you take it as the long view that your passion is what is going to make you happiest, then it's worth those things that might, you know, take longer. Yeah. Be persistent. That's what I always say. You shared a picture of the corner of prince street and Greene street in the city here. It's a really special place for you and your career. Why is that? What does it feel like to walk by that corner now? I mean, first of all it feels surreal. I lived on the corner of Thompson and spring in soho where I couldn't pay my rent. I was sleeping my egg crates making my famous I heart new York shirt thinking I made it where I was avoiding my roommate because I couldn't pay rent, and to walk by there now is surreal because we're at 900 points of sale, a global company, and it was a dream I had, that, you know, lots of people have dreams, but it became a reality. You worked hard at that, and you're making your book available to many aspiring entrepreneurs? Can you tell us about that? Yes. We have an incredible free event actually tomorrow on book launch day, and we're supporting a couple of incredible organizations like girl up and nxt, and we want to be able to give these books for free to these men and women who are joining us tomorrow. If you head over to the link in my bio on Instagram, you can register, but only the nonprofit partners get the free book, and Pinterest has been a great underwriter for the event. We're grateful for them. We're grateful to you. Thank you for sharing and being here, and we're very, very happy for you. You're an author now. It's got to be a great feel sglg I'm an author. Yes. "Fearless" is available everywhere T It has been quite a year, New Yorkers.
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