Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg talks about the importance knowing what kind of person you want to become, paying attention to others, building your networks, and always maintaining an openness to learn from people.
- When you think back to the many doors…that you've forced open, or that have been opened for you,…is there one in particular…that you think this is the one that started it?…- Well I always say when I talk to young women,…you know, some women know, I want to be a a doctor,…I studied to be a doctor, always.…Or, I want to be a violinist, or an actress.…Some people have a vocation…and they know that from early on.…But most people don't have a vocation…and are not quite sure what they want to do.…And in my case I did know.…
I didn't know what I wanted to do…but I knew the kind of woman I wanted to be.…I wanted to be independent,…I wanted to be in charge of my life,…I wanted to be able to pay my bills, right.…So that was my motivation.…How I would get there I did not know.…So, that's when I say that all these doors, you know,…and I push one door and it was this Italian manufacturer…who had a factory and he had a printing factory…and it certainly was not the most glamorous door…that I could push but I did that.…
And now I owe everything I know, everything I've done,…
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