Career Challenge: Finding Your Rock Star Drive
August 07, 2012
How do rock stars go on tour and put on shows night after night? How do they keep promoting their music nonstop? How do they do it?
This is what it takes.
Constant promotion. Constant hustle. Constant belief in yourself even when it seems no one else believes in you. And it’s about putting on a good show every time, no matter where you are. And believe it or not, your college, career, or future success relies on a very similar system.
Success in whatever it is you are pursuing in life will require you to push forward every day, build relationships (like rock stars do with their most dedicated fans), and give yourself to others in some capacity (e.g. giving people a great show).
How do you have that drive to keep going and keep touring the avenues of your life with the force, excitement, and dedication of a rock star?
You find what you love. You find your music. You find your voice.
And you find a passion to share that voice with the world. You must find that thing that keeps you awake when you want to sleep, that keeps you giving to others when you wish someone would give to you, and reminds you that if you keep chasing your goals every day, you will reap the rewards.
So keep going. Keep building positive relationships. Keep driving forward. And keep giving. Rock stars love their music, but they seem to love it most when they are able to share it with others.
Find your voice, find what you really care about, and tour the world.
Isa Adney is the author of Community College Success, available on Amazon.com. As a full time speaker and consultant, Isa speaks to students across the country about how to break socio-economic barriers and find professional success. You can connect with Isa on Twitter, Facebook, and www.isaadney.com.