Kim Kardashian, the mega-popular TV reality show star, is about to lose a whopping $1 million – by doing nothing. The star is taking a step away from the limelight after a very difficult week following her horrific experience in France. As a result, she could lose at least $1 million a month while she stays off social media and backs off other personal commitments, according to a celebrity financial adviser.
“Kim’s overall brand is generating at least $1 million a month just through general posts, not including anything that’s specifically being contracted with companies,” financial adviser Samuel Rad told PEOPLE.
But Rad continued, “I think what’s going to happen is the first post she’s going to put up after not having posted for awhile, it’s going to get so many more followers and hits. I think it might actually end up helping her. Especially if Kim positions her return to social media correctly, I think it could be a really big moneymaker for her brand.”
Wise Solomon said, “There is a time to keep silent and a time to speak” (Ecclesiastes 3:7). Most of us place a premium on talking, rather than listening. Will Rogers said, “Never miss a good chance to shut up.”
I’m not suggesting that people value your silence as must as they do Kardashian’s. They might not pay you $1 million to say nothing. But that doesn’t mean that your silence has no value.
I like the way George Eliot said it. “Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy, evidence of the fact.”
So I’m going to say something I thought I’d never say. Keep up with the Kardashians. Do what Kim is doing. Your silence – and hers – may be the gift we’ve all been waiting for. And there’s an added blessing. By not speaking, you can listen. And by listening, you just might hear the voice of God.