Chaos magic is the idea that a particular set of beliefs serves as an active force in the world. In other words, we choose what and how we believe, and our beliefs are tools that we then use to make things happen... or not.
I learned the hard way that taking shortcuts and living for free is not really living free.
Nothing will teach you more about perceived value than taking something with literally no value and selling it in the auction format. It teaches you the beauty and power of presentation, and how you can make magic out of nothing.
The time making money should be greater than the time that you are spending money.
I didn't buy the Porsche for status. I hate that, and it's actually kind of goofy now because in L.A., a Porsche is like a Honda. It was just that I could pay that much money for a car and drive it off the lot.
I can be pretty reactive, and I've learned over time to be less reactive: to stop and think before I make decisions.
Making small talk about what someone is wearing is just another form of unsolicited feedback.
Sometimes in the world, there's such pressure to follow a certain path that we forget the importance of learning as we go.
A lot of people in my generation don't seem to get that you have to work your way up. I don't care if filing invoices is beneath you. If you don't do it, who do you think is going to? Your boss? Nope. That's why she hired you.
It's important that people are open. Some people say, 'I'm going to be a doctor,' and they're a really good doctor. But for the rest of us, it's a big question mark. Just giving yourself a break, letting yourself try new things, and when something doesn't work out, moving along... it's all we can really do.
I love clothing and still shop a lot of vintage.
You are not a special snowflake.
Creativity and business acumen don't always go hand in hand.
A big practice in chaos magic is the use of sigils, which are abstract words or symbols you create and embed with your wishes.
A lot of young people who I employ expect a raise after three months or expect not to have to put in more work than what's in their job description.
A typical day for me involves a lot of meetings.
As a visual person, I love a creative resume. Putting in a little effort on the design side will show that you care about making things look good.
At the bare minimum, you need to be in your position for a year before you ask for a raise or title change.
Creativity is incredibly important, but drive is equally so.
Don't act like you've arrived when you're just receiving the invitation.