Karl Largerfeld is known as the greatest fashion designer in the world. He is driven, innovative, disciplined and he is a mercenary. Anyone who works with Karl knows that if he has designed an idea for a current collection then by the end of that season it will never be seen again. If he is doing a rehearsal for a large fashion show and doesn't like what he sees, he gets rid of it. There is no ifs, buts or questions. He gets rid of it. He said he was born into fashion because its always changing and he gets bored if he stands still. He is a mercenary because once you have done it he moves onto the next thing.
2011 is your perfect opportunity to become a mercenary. The Espresso
has talked about the trends of minimisation and the definite desire from people to clean up and simplify their work and home environments. As we head into the new year it is the best time to become a mercenary, clean out your wardrobe of the clothes you have not worn in 12 months, give them to somebody who will wear them and appreciate them more than you will. Go to the kitchen and get rid of anything you have not used in the last 6 months. Clean up your desk at work, be brutal with your cupboards and throw out old paperwork, magazines and rubbish that is cluttering your environment and more than likely your space and ultimately your 'Mojo'. It is liberating to do is. If you think about the desire of the world to give more sometimes you have to give to get and to start of 2011 as a mercenary you could give a lot and receive more.