I was able to catch the last of five sold out shows at Madison Square Garden by the reigning queen of pop, Lady Gaga. The place was filled with some heavy hitters, to my left, next to the sound-man, Beyonce and Jay Z. It was also brought to everyone’s attention that Marisa Tomei and Liza Minelli were also were in attendance. Over 25,000 people to see Stefani Germanotta, aka Lady Gaga.
When seeing her perform it’s quite obvious that she is talented, but while she was talking to the audience she revealed a few things that should be of interest to anyone pursuing a career, whether you want to be a rock star or a sales superstar. For now let’s call them clues:
- She took dance lessons.
- She took acting lessons.
- She was told she looked too ethnic.
- She was told she was too heavy.
- Growing up twenty blocks away from MSG, she would often pass by and see the marquee that would have a famous artist’s name on it promoting a performance. She vowed that one day that would be her, and she pictured her name in lights
Although these comments above might sound obvious on the surface, let’s dive into it a bit further and break down what I picked up.
In spite all of the naysayers (she was too heavy, too ethnic) she persevered. And we all know that there are many people who will tell us not only that we can’t do something, but they will tell us why we can’t. As in when someone tells you that “you’re not smart enough.” Well who made them an authority? Are they even successful enough to give us advice? Usually not, so therefore they have zero credibility.
Visualization & Goal Setting.
Lady Gaga envisioned her success, seeing her own name in lights and she also claimed that one day, her name would be up there. This is creating a goal and seeing it as if it’s real and possible.
She also took the steps necessary to achieve that goal in the form of . . .
She studied critical aspects of building her career. The singing, dancing and acting are all essential elements of the accomplished stage performer that she has become. Can every singer dance? No. Is this something that can add value to her? Absolutely! Does she plan on making movies and being a serious actress? Maybe, but even if she doesn’t, acting skills are beneficial to her performance on stage and in music videos.
Now let’s focus on you for a moment, are you covering all aspects of a successful career?
- Do you have a goal?
- Are you willing to persevere?
- Are you learning all that you can to ensure success?
- Are you visualizing that success?
- Are you practicing your craft?
If you answered “no” to most or all of the above questions then how do you really expect to succeed?
- Without a goal or a destination, you’ll end up nowhere or lost. You must know where you want to go, in order to map out the steps to get there. Think like a GPS navigation system.
- There is no satisfaction in giving up, unless you’ve exhausted every option, which most do not, they usually give up too soon. Hang in there!
- Learning and earning are connected. All that you know got you here, you cannot go beyond it unless you increase your knowledge and apply it.
- See it to believe it! Create a vision board, put pictures of what you want on it or you can do an online vision board online here: Vision Boards
- Practice makes perfect. The more prepared you are, the more confident you’ll be at your profession.
Lady Gaga’s new song is titled “Born This Way” but she was not born a star, she became one and you can too.
Sell like a rock star!
Rock Star Life Coach & Sales Trainer