E101: Brooklyn Parks, Be a Friend
03/19/2019 | 58 Minutes
This week’s guest: Brooklyn Parks – she who passed up an earlier interest in Biology to become a starving artist – except she’s got it figured out. Graphic designer by day, dreamer by night. Go buy her first book, The Littlest Angel, at a shelf near you. This interview provides the backstory to the book and a contest to win a signed copy. Tune in and stay ticked.
Brooklyn is a designer, not an artist. And she provides a little commentary around these two distinctions. For her, design is a beautification of all parts of life, be it home décor, clothing, or how you choose to live.
Design – Fashion, Home Decor, something that is well made, well thought out, functional, beautiful. Something she can connect to, in a bigger sense than simply paintings or standard “art.”
Tidying up. She appreciates the cathartic feel of throwing things away and keeping life simple.
Brooklyn’s formal wear is on point. She’s been asked, “Are you a Lawyer?” No, she just looks incredible! Powerful woman dressed to impress.
She’s independent in nature – she’s become far more confident than she’s ever been in her entire life. Friends and experience gave her the perspective that life is too short to not confidently laugh loudly.
Design your own life how you want it. She’s got a lot of goals and aspirations, and she’s not waiting around for life to happen so she can achieve them. She has a vision for herself that she can control.
Personal Tick Offs
No empathy, no humanity, no middle ground in the world around her. So many opposing sides with no desire for resolution.
Listen more. Talk less.
When strong opinions silence understanding and empathizing the “other,” we all lose.
She’s observed more frequently as she’s grown up that she lives in a man’s world. Not just in the workplace, but large part in society.