I know she’s gorgeous with a pleasant personality but believe me there are more reasons to admire her. Do you see beyond the stunning beauty? This is what reflects when her name comes to my mind:
A Leader: In his book, The 21 Irrefutable laws of Leadership, John Maxell simply defined leadership as the ability to influence.
This definitely goes beyond the surface from position defining the leader to his of her ability to influence others- including those who consider themselves outside that circle.
During the days of Destiny’s Child, she took a leadership position as the lead singer. I know a lot of people would want to blotch this theory and attribute her success story to her family backing. Yes, having her father as the manager and mother as the group’s designer was undoubtedly smart, but…advertising a bad product only speeds up the time for people to know you’re no good. So she had it all along; forget the push from her family, she obviously possesses a ‘winner spirit’. What do we have today? A leader who influences people all over the world either consciously or unconsciously.
She’s calm: From Lindsay Lohan to Rihanna, we all know of the disturbing reports we hear about our dear celebs going ‘gaga’. But not Bey. She’s one artiste I know who has refused to let fame ruin her life. She understands the pros and cons of the game. And has never lost her cool since she came to limelight.
Smile: Why do we smile when we see a baby? Perhaps it’s because we see someone without all the defensive layers, someone whose smile for us we know to be fully genuine and free of guile. Trust me, smiling for the camera is something both Nollywood and Hollywood stars have mastered well. But it takes a truly happy person to smile and laugh in a way that affects you positively. When I look at her I see a truly happy person. This doesn’t mean she doesn’t have her own share of troubles but it does mean that she never forgets to wear her game face; and that is keeping a beautiful and happy disposition always. No wonder we love her.
Stick to your passion: Abraham Lincoln was right when he said- whatever you’re, be a good one. I agree with him because, people who truly follow their passion with unswerving determination and hard work have tangible results to show. I don’t need to tell you how passionate she is. Just pick up a couple of her videos and see for yourself.
Strategically connect on an emotional level: I was wowed when I heard this celeb sing our national anthem in a melodious tune. Of course, she got a standing ovation just for that alone. Though invited to Nigeria to perform at the This Day concert, she made out time to visit an orphanage. And you can trust the Nigerian press; the tabloids were plastered with her smiling face the following day. Now, many foreign (or international top selling) artistes have come and gone, but only a strategic emotional connection would leave a memorable imprint.
Develop yourself: Picture this scenario of a boutique owner who only stocked her shop once. People come regularly to buy from her, and she stays there without getting the latest trends and all. Before you know it, she most assuredly would run out of stock and subsequently out of business. That something worked yesterday is no guarantee that it will today. So we have to continue investing and developing our capacity as much as we can. It’s evident that the Beyonce of today is the refined version of yesterday’s. So it won’t hurt if we borrow that. Don’t you agree? 🙂
Diversify: This is another thing I admire Bey for. She’s not just a singer but an actress and other things as well. While I won’t suggest you (and me) be a jack of all trade; I also don’t think putting all our eggs in a single basket is smart enough. Diversifying is fun as long as we don’t lose focus or forget who we are.
Don’t listen to that negative voice: I believe negative thoughts comes to every human being and Bey is no exception. And I also believe she’s no entertainer of such destructive thoughts. Why? Because no one ever excelled by listening to that voice that only tells us why something cannot be done.
When I look at her I not only see a birthday mate but a phenomenal phenomenon that inspires people in her own unique way.
Who run the world?