September 4th is Beyonce’s Birthday. Aside from being a supreme entertainer, she is one of my personal role models. Her work ethic, passion and energy have inspired me for years. In honor of her, I’ve captured my 4 favorite Beyonce career hacks just for you. No matter your role, company or level, these are career hacks everyone can use.
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Beyonce Career Hack #4. Have a Boss Tribe
Beyonce is the Queen (no pun intended) of knowing the value of a talented tribe. No one gets to the top on their own and no one stays there on their own. The list of talented artists, choreographers, producers and designers she works with is a ‘whos who’ of the world’s most bomb people. There’s no time for slacking when everyone around you is brilliant in their own right. Borrow from her career hack. To up your career game, surround yourself with talented people who inspire you to stay on point.
Beyonce Career Hack #3. Collabos are the Way to Go
Even Harvard is in awe of Yonce. Harvard Business School completed a case study on her self-titled 2013 digital album drop. They learned that during production, Beyonce rented a home for a month where everyone on the project worked and collaborated with each other. Rooms were turned into mini studios. Bey went from room to room, not only offering her input but also encouraging people to tap into the talents of their housemates. She’d offer specific people to give input on specific tracks, with the sole purpose of making the entire project better. Here’s how you borrow from her career hack. Collaborations are a secret ingredient to excellence. When you work with talented people, as opposed to competing against talented people, everyone wins.
Beyonce Career Hack #2. Preparation is Key
Let’s reflect back on Bey’s 2013 Super Bowl performance. Yes, the one that had us all wanting to be Beyonce for a day. Here’s a fun fact, she researched past Super Bowl performances, taking notes on what worked well and what didn’t. She incorporated aspects of the best performances into hers and avoided what didn’t work from past shows. Brilliance.
Beyonce Career Hack #1. Be Passionate about Your Work
Beyonce has a reputation for working well into the wee hours of the morning when she’s touring or working on an album. She’s also known to be involved in every aspect of her album creation and tour production. Oh, did I mention Beyonce has the same number of hours in a day as you and I do? True story. Being passionate about your work gives you the energy to put in the discretionary effort which enables you to outperform the competition. Plus, the passion that’s driving you minimizes your chances of feeling burnt out. Win-win.
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The corporate world needs that unique gift that only you bring. So go out into the world, act with conviction, be courageous and live joyfully every single day.
Adwoa Dadzie is a Vice President of Human Resources at Comcast and a Millennial Corporate Career Thought Leader.
The views expressed in this post are Adwoa’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.
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