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The elephant keeps walking as the dogs keep barking.

Something they don’t teach you in business class. This adage from India came from my partner in crime, and I will continue to keep the words in heart. With the growth of success, comes an onslaught of negativity. And no, I’m not talking about constructive criticism that helps you grow. I’m talking about the truly nasty, nonfactual, and unprofessional based nagging and manipulation of situations with seemingly no purpose or cause. You’ve probably worked with a few such people in your life, and if you continue to grow in a path of success, you can probably expect a lot more. While the spirit’s first reaction may be to reflect the attitude, the best advise I’ve received: The elephant keeps walking as the dogs keep barking.

The fact of the matter is, you’ll never be able to train the dogs. Instead, an elephant walks steadily through the streets, seemingly unaffected by the barking around them. Focus on your goals and how to achieve them. The rest around you, is just noise fading away.

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photography:KUNDAN KUMAR | camera:NIKON D90 | jacket:LEVI | denim joggers c/o:PARKER SMITH | geo cuff c/o:JJDR

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Speaking of faded, no it’s not the lighting playing tricks on you. I got these joggers from Parker Smith with a neat ombre finish from leather-look to denim. As much as I do love a basic jean, it’s about time something fun got thrown into the mix. Styled mostly monochrome, they add a bit of edge to something otherwise understated. Anyone else happy joggers are acceptable business casual attire these days? #theyfeellikepajamas #comfyallday

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Playing with shadows. The light hit the fade line just right in this shot. Special thanks to my photographer for not only always being on point, but also for many words of advise, and spending a great deal of his free time either photographing for dimd, or listening to me talk about it. #yourethebest Give your special person behind the camera some extra love today, they deserve more credit than they get!

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Here’s to another incredible week. And no matter the situation, may all the noise in your life fade into the background.

45 Comments

  1. Oohh, I love joggers and all types of relaxed pants like the harem pants style as well! I will take your words of wisdom and keep walking like that elephant! I like the imagery painted by the words expressed by this saying, thank you for sharing it with me, Kristina. And yes your photographer is truly talented, his photos of you are a feast for my eyes! 🙂

    Shanaz | Fashionista NOW

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