No doubt you’ve heard the term “party like a rockstar.” Sure, musicians are well known for their antics, and many have succumbed to the party lifestyle and snuffed out their careers too early. However, the rockstars that create or drive change and have long, successful careers have a few characteristics in common.
Luckily for us, we can all be rockstars in our business and our lives… without hauling around amps. Let’s look at three ways you can be a rockstar.
Have Goals that Excite You
What do you want out of life? Create a BHAG – a big, hairy, audacious goal and dream big for yourself and your organization. KISS’s BHAG was to rock their fans with a full spectrum experience that no other band could match. Co-founder Gene Simmons’s said,” we want to create the greatest and most rockus band in the world.” Many would say they reached that goal! For The Beatles, it was to be bigger than Elvis. And they were. The scientific data shows the BHAG’s or as I call it your BUD (Big Unreasonable Dreams) are easier to achieve than smaller easier ones. When you set big BUD’s that becomes your new standard. God or the universe begin to transpire to make them happen for you. It becomes your new standard. When you have dreams or goals so big, you are eliminating the competition. It is actually easier and more fun to achieve because there are fewer solutions to choose from. Fewer solutions mean few choices and less distractions. Robert Brault said,” We are kept from our goal not by obstacles but by a clear path to a lesser goal.”
Focus on No More than 3 Tasks Per Day
Rockstars don’t do busy work, and you shouldn’t either. They do productive work. Having a To-Do list a mile long won’t help you reach your goals; it’ll just keep you stuck or busy. Why? Because when everything is important, nothing is important. Steven Pressfield says we must focus on the important not the urgent when it comes to achieving our goals. What I do is make my daily to-do list and then I have an audition. Only the top three most important activities that will connect me directly with my BUD or BHAG get in my big three list. Some people will ask, why only three? Jim Collins did the research for us. He said when you have more than three priorities, you don’t have any. When you plan out your day, choose no more than three tasks that will help you move forward… and then do them first.
Put Down the Microphone
Even the busiest of rockstars need to step off the stage, take a break from the tour, and spend some quality time with family and friends. They have to recharge. If you’ve been working non-stop, sleeping with your smartphone under your pillow, and haven’t seen a laptop-less vacation in years, it’s time to relax.
Lzzy Hale of Halestorm said, “Mental health and self-care are not just something that is bestowed upon you. It’s something that you have to work for.” When you look at some of the top CEOs in the world or some of the most successful business people on the planet, they all build in downtime or creative recharge time in their schedules. No exceptions. You must find a work-life balance. Not only for your own mental health but for the longevity of your band and your business.
Being a rockstar in your business and your life isn’t about tearing hotel rooms apart. Being a rockstar means being the very best version of yourself, not only at work but at home. For more tips to up your peak performance rock star or just on how to unleash your inner rockstar, visit https://www.marvellessmark.com/.