54: Stacy London – How to Turn Personal Struggles Into a Career

Health & Wellness, Hobbyist, Mindset, Money & Business, Personal Growth, Podcast, Weekend Warrior

Fashion is an industry, but style is for everybody.

We have all had trouble accepting ourselves the way we are. Sometimes, people use clothes and fashion as a way to cover up who they are, or to beat people to the punch of putting them in a box.

But fashion can also be impressive, thought provoking, and a way to get what you want. That’s what I’m talking to Stacy London about today.

If you haven’t heard of Stacy, you are missing out. She is a veteran TV host, having been on What Not to Wear for ten years, and just recently launching her new show Love, Lust, or Run. But she’s also a stylist, an author, and a woman with an infection sense of energy and authenticity.

I can’t wait for you to hear her story of battling multiple diseases, hunting for her perfect job, and how she’s changing the world, one outfit at a time.

For all the negative messages that loop in all of our heads about what we’re not, I try to use style to dislodge that kind of negativity.

Some things we learn in this podcast:

  • What the title of her new show on TLC means [4:00]
  • Translating your style into your message to the world [5:10]
  • How to develop your sense of style [5:45]
  • Different clothes make you feel different [6:50]
  • How changing your style can shake up your brain [7:20]
  • How her health problems led to her interest in fashion [13:45]
  • The value of getting fired [18:05]
  • Her transition from fashion styling to personal styling and shopping [19:20]
  • How she first got on TV [20:00]
  • The success of What Not to Wear [22:45]
  • The three E’s of good reality television: entertainment, education, and emotions [24:55]
  • How to offer good, constructive criticism [26:20]
  • Stacy’s involvement in anti-bulling campaigns [28:55]
  • Why her anger and sadness affected her career [32:40]
  • How Love, Lust, or Run, her new TV show, is different [36:55]
  • What it means to fit one’s body in clothing [39:20]
  • Why self knowledge, intention, and purpose are important in fashion [41:30]
  • There’s a way to express anger without making people afraid of you [47:35]
  • Why we all need to pull ourselves away from the mirror sometimes [48:00]
  • The difference between a good stylist and a great stylist [50:35]
  • The power of “Yes and” in fashion: the “yes” is self acceptance and self awareness, and the “and” is all about creativity and beauty [54:15]
  • The importance of being able to accept and move on [55:15]
  • Why you have to give yourself permission to do what is best for you [57:45]
  • On being a product of the fallout and failures of feminism [59:40]
  • Don’t sweat the small stuff; Instead, start with a core understanding of yourself [1:02:30]

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