When taking advice, it’s always an advantage to learn from the best.
Well, of course, you may not be comparing yourself to Jay Z and let’s be real, even if you’re toiling for the rest of your life, what are the odds you will ever get to his level of success. This doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything you can learn from the successful rapper. Heck, we ourselves are planning to steal some of his success tips.
There’s a reason his net worth is estimated at $810 million. Yes, dollars my friend! And no, he was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He has worked so hard to get to where he is now and these are 5 success tips he swears by.
1. Bet on yourself
He may not have made it to where he is now if he had not believed in himself. Before starting his own label, Roc-A-Fella in 1996 with his partners Damon Dash and Kareem Burke, he had numerous failed attempts at getting signed. It was all uphill from here after his debut album gave him the recognition he needed.
2. See the value of the underdog
You may not want to associate with something because it’s not well recognized and that might be the mistake you’re making. Jay z has never been afraid to partner with brands that may seem ‘small’ to others and not once has he regretted it.
3. Think long-term
He has used companies like Budweiser and Live Nation in the past and up to date has relations with the two, even ending up signing deals with them up to date. What this teaches us is to foster relationships and keep those relationships because you do not know how they will affect you in the long run.
4. Control your image
A good reputation may take years to build and seconds to destroy. Be that person who people want to work with. Be dependable always.
5. Use your platform to serve the greater good
“Social justice isn’t a political issue. It’s a human issue. It’s a story of empathy. When we are able to identify that we are all not perfect and have compassion for someone else, we can move forward as a society.”
That’s what Jay says. Whether you have made it in life or not, always take up opportunities given to better your society. You will get rewarded in immeasurable ways.
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