We all know that Beyonce is a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry. Beyonce is a multitalented singer, dancer, performer, and writer. However, sometimes people forget that she is a successful business woman as well. Here are six lessons you can learn from Beyonce and apply to your own career.
1. Know your value.
Beyonce didn’t get to the #49 spot on Forbes list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women by not knowing her worth. In fact, the only other musician on the list is none other than pop royalty, Madonna. Beyonce’s multi-year deal with Pepsi earned her $50 million and that is just one of her current endorsement deals. Combine that with record and ticket sales and you’ve got a pretty sizable bank account. Beyonce knows her worth and won’t settle for less and neither should you!
2. Fake it till you make it.
When Beyonce isn’t feeling quite flawless enough to handle a task, she enlists her alter ego Sasha Fierce to get the job done. Sasha Fierce helps Beyonce feel more confident and badass. Find your inner Sasha Fierce and fake confidence until you fully realize how amazing you are.
3. Surround yourself with people who support you and push you to be even better.
Jay Z, Tina, Solange, Kelly, and Blue are always around when Beyonce needs support but she also has the entire Beyhive to rely on. Having the right people in your life is important – especially if you are an entrepreneur. Make sure you are surrounded by people who lift you up and encourage you to be the best version of yourself.
4. Try a different approach.
People have been releasing albums the same way for a long time. There’s a lot of marketing, dates announced, and singles dropped strategically. One day, Queen Bey decided to flip the script on the world and do things completely differently. After dropping a surprise album with no promotion, Beyonce still found herself at the top of the charts. If you are in a rut, things are not working, or you are just feeling a bit bored with your career, don’t be afraid to try a different approach and mix things up.
5. Set clear goals.
From a young age, Beyonce has gone after what she wants with no apologies. You don’t make it to the top without some plan on how to get there. Set clear and attainable goals for yourself and your business while never forgetting to continually redefine what an attainable goal is for you.
6. Enjoy the ride.
It’s no secret that Beyonce is enjoying her life. And why shouldn’t she be? She works incredibly hard and isn’t afraid to push boundaries and set new standards within her field. Even though she is one of the most famous performers in the world, she still makes time to be a mother, wife, sister, daughter, and friend to those who are most important to her. She takes breaks, vacations, and never forgets the reason she started creating and performing in the first place. Don’t get so stuck on your bottom line that you forget to actually enjoy your career and your life.