This post would perhaps be better titled, What Can Beyonce Not Teach You About Entrepreneurship? because, honestly, there are lessons to be had no matter which era of her career you look into.
However, one single characteristic defines Beyonce's career.
Beyonce exhibits a staggering commitment to growth - and she follows through.
Beyonce is the kind of businesswoman who inspires everyone to be better, and not out of some weird-ass competition "I wanna be better than her" thing. Rather, Beyonce never settles for the extremely high bar she sets. She is always breaking her own records; resetting her own bar. And that is inspirational.
@@Beyonce does what no one else thinks to do, because she pushes herself like few are willing to push.@@
Let's put it this way: Beyonce isn't out there pinning on a Vision Board. Well, I mean, it would be epic if Beyonce had vision boards on Pinterest (CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE). But she follows through. She does shit. She puts feet under her plans.
Here's how to commit to your own life like Beyonce commits to hers:
Step 1: Know What You Want
And not just what you want today. Not what you need to do for your business in order to get paid this month.
What do you want?
How do you want to feel? Where do you want to live? What lifestyle do you want? What impact do you crave?
@@Big dreams require big soul work.@@ And it's hard. And it doesn't happen overnight.
But the results are Beyonce-like domination.
Know what you want. Claim it. Plan it.
Step 2: Know What You Need to Do In Order to Get It
Let's be real: you ain't gonna get shit if you don't put in the work. This means you need to:
- Find the time (get up early!)
- Don't make excuses
- Research what you need (the internet is full of free resources, friend!)
And I'm gonna emphasize one thing again: you can find the time.
You have the time. I promise. You can dictate notes in your car. You can text yourself ideas on the subway. You can write while the water is boiling. You can get up early. (I've been getting up at 6 AM to get shit done for my two businesses while working a 9-5.)
Y'all. Beyonce gets up early (Check the Elle interview, which has her in the dance studio at 5 AM.) That whole, "You have the same number of hours in a day as Beyonce" joke? We do have the same number of hours in a day: but it's all in how we use it.
How are you maximizing your hours? Cause I guarantee that someone hustling as hard as Bey does is maximizing hers.
Being real: tweeting a few things, blogging once every two weeks, and delivering your client services late is not the way to build a business.
And then: consistency.
Step 3: Fucking Do It
Dream big. Dream outside the box. (Seriously, who saw Lemonade coming?)
Figure out how you're going to get it.
Do it. Consistently.
Put feet under those dreams and walk them out.
This is where consistency and patience come in.
Follow through is the long game that separates the wheat from the chaff.
@@Follow through is what separates the talented from the successful.@@
Beyonce has been at it for more than seventeen years. No one's gonna be Beyonce overnight - I won't be, and you won't be.
You could post once a week for six months and not see the results, or the income, you want.
Entrepreneurship is a waiting game. At the end of the day, the successful are the ones who are still standing after everyone else has given up.
I remember being excited to buy the Survivor album from Destiny's Child when I was a wee thing. There were so many other artists I was listening to, then. Very few of them are still around. Most have come and gone; some have briefly resurfaced.
Beyonce's success certainly due in part to her exceptional talent. But more than anything, it is due to her consistency and her commitment to artistic growth.
She's in the game.
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