— ANDREW W.K. (@AndrewWK) August 5, 2014
Known best for either a.) his music or, more likely b.) his non-stop stream of encouraging positivity regarding partying (and generally living life), musician, performer, and motivational speaker Andrew WK has had something of a cult following for years. Though more recently, since penning a book and showing enormous prowess on Twitter, the long-haired man in white has become a beacon of inspiration, both through his weekly column in the Village Voice, and in his online presence.
But Andrew WK’s advice isn’t just for internet people and frat boys; his pearls of wisdom are actually really applicable to creative professionals who might need a push toward positive thinking, encouragement, and motivation.
PARTY TIP: You do have what it takes.
— ANDREW W.K. (@AndrewWK) August 19, 2014
“It’s not supposed to be easy to achieve your dream.” — Village Voice, August 13
PARTY TIP: Staying positive doesn’t mean you don’t feel sad or scared sometimes, it just means you keep on going anyway.
— ANDREW W.K. (@AndrewWK) February 17, 2014
“We must be brave enough to wholeheartedly deny all the forces working to crush our spirit.” Village Voice, July 23
PARTY TIP: Take a deep breath and remember… just because life isn’t easy doesn’t mean it’s bad. Stay strong.
— ANDREW W.K. (@AndrewWK) July 21, 2014
“Not being dead makes just about everything about day-to-day life into a party.” — Reddit AMA
PARTY TIP: Don’t be afraid to go solo. You don’t need anyone except yourself and the spirit of partying (AKA: me).
— ANDREW W.K. (@AndrewWK) August 14, 2014
“This is a simple warning: If people can’t see your trash cans, they’ll use your entire place as a giant trash can.” — Flavorwire
PARTY TIP: Do your thing, and no one else’s.
— ANDREW W.K. (@AndrewWK) August 8, 2014
“Some people see a problem and run away because they’re scared. But courageous people see a problem and run towards it — even though they’re scared too.” — Village Voice, July 16
PARTY TIP: Don’t wait until you’re ready.
— ANDREW W.K. (@AndrewWK) July 15, 2014