5 Things Jay-Z Did To Become Successful

5 Things Jay-Z did to become successful

When people think of Jayz, they think of the mega successful rapper and businessman. Often times we see this but do not take the time to look at the things hes done to get to this point. So today lets take a gander at the 5 things Jay-z did to become successful.
5 Things Jayz Did To Become Successful

1. Confidence
The biggest trait that successful people carry throughout life is confidence, Jay-Z is no different. If you look at him from the beginning of his career until now, one thing remains unchanged, whether you call it cocky or not, hes very sure of himself. It seems every bar ‘Hov’ spits is soaked with confidence, take these lyrics from Blueprint 2 for example: “I will not lose, for even in defeat, theres a valuable lesson learned so that evens it up for me”. In that line he is showing us the mentality that he keeps. Abundance comes to those that walk around knowing that they will not take a loss. If you knew you would never lose at anything what would you do???

5 Things Jay-Z did to become successful that you can emulate

2. Surrounded Himself With Hustlers/Go Getters

Jay-Z and Rocafella partner Dame Dash
Jay-Z and Rocafella partner Dame Dash

We tend to take on the traits of the people we are with the most, JayZ knew this whether consciously or subconsciously. If you take a look at the people that were around Rocafella Records and the people around Jay-Z now, they all have one thing in common, all of them are like minded go getters that have the same end game, success and nothing less. Dame Dash and Kareem Biggs Burke were Jay-Z’s right hand men and were vital pieces to building the Roc A Fella Records Empire. He continues to align himself with other successful individuals and in the process has launched Roc Nation, which is an entertainment juggernaut, and is now involved in the sports realm as well. Jay aligned himself with other successful musicains and launched Tidal. Tidal is a subscription streaming service that rivals spotify, and apple beats 1 music.

3. Used his skills to create more abundance/avenues
Jay used his skills and brand to create more avenues of revenue for himself. The average millionaire has 7 streams of income. Jay Z stratigically aligned himself and his brand with other brands that would give him the platform to trampoline himself into even more dope sponsorships.

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4. Evolved and embraced change
From the baggy clothes, to basketball jerseys, to taylored business suits, the easiest thing to notice about Jay is his ability to evolve. His outer appearance is just one of the ways Jay-Z evolved. If you take a look at his business moves he started out as co-owner of Roca-Fella Records, he then left and became the president at Def Jam, once finished he moved on to start his current and most lucrative company “Roc Nation”. Not to mention all the clothing line and apparel deals and sale of Roca Wear (Jay-Z’s old clothing line). As an artist in this thing called life nothing should remain the same, change is the name of the game. Embracing change is a must, when striving for success.

5. Had a powerful women by his side
Theres a saying floating around that says “behind every successful man is a women”. Well in this case it happens to be one of the most successful and influential pop stars of our generation. It seemed like once Jay got with B, he turnt it up a notch. A spouse is someone you are with all the time, feeding off of each others success is the ultimate energizer. He began making incredible moves and became more accepted worldwide! Of the 5 things Jay-Z did to become successful we can argue that this is the most important. Having a success minded women by your side will indeed elevate you.

As people striving for success we can emulate all these moves whether it be on a smaller scale or a scale as large as Hov’s. So to recap the 5 Things Jay-Z did to become successful was:
1.Confidence
2.Surround Himself with Go Getters
3.Used his skills to create more avenues
4.Evolved/Embraced Changes
5.Powerful Spouse by his side

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Why are you talking yourself out of greatness?

Why are you talking yourself out of greatness?

Often times we have amazing opportunities staring us right in the face and we neglect them. Not because we dont want to be the dopest human being possible, but because we are simply scared. We find every reason under the sun to keep us sheltered. Why are you talking yourself out of greatness? A great situation could be a phone call away, but for some reason we start worrying about the what if’s. What if they’re rude, what if they yell at me, what if I get rejected, blah blah blah… None of that should matter, take your feelings out of it. Failure should be a sign that you are closer to your success. In reality aint nothing to it but to do!

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Once we decide to face our fears and go for it, good things tend to happen. Ive discovered that putting yourself out there is the easiest way to overcome obstacles. When everything you need is staring at you right in the face, theres usually only one thing left to do. Take Action! Why are you talking yourself out of greatness when its literally at your finger tips? Think like a suicide pilot, this might not be the best analogy but let me explain, suicide pilots have no fear and are not worried about the repercussions, they have one objective and that is to meet their goal.

Why are you talking yourself out of greatness when the possibilities are endless?

The moment you decide stop making excuses as to why you shouldn’t, and start thinking of why you should, your whole perspective will change. You stop worrying about failure and start thinking about what being successful will do to your life. Its all about how we view things. Why are you talking yourself out of greatness when greatness is meant for you? Self Sabotoge is real and we’ve all done it at some point, but the ones who began to speak positive things into their life are the ones who believed that they could do anything they put their mind to. They didnt talk themselves out of success. So next time you smell an opportunity think about the great things that it can do for you.

Stevie Zenith Creative Consultant/ Songwriter/Blogger
Stevie Zenith
Creative Consultant/ Songwriter/Blogger
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Maximize Your Opportunities With Periscope

Maximize Your Opportunities With Periscope

Maximize Your Opportunities With Periscope
This week I discovered the coolest, most interactive tool Ive ever used, Periscope. Periscope allows you to broadcast live video from anywhere. What makes it even better is that you have to ability to interact with your peers while live streaming. This is great if you want to maximize your opportunities with Periscope. The key is to have something of value to share. If you add value to your “scopes” they will come.

Maximize Your Opportunities With Periscope By Creating Interesting Titles

Maximize Your Opportunities With Periscope
I cant stress how important having the right titles to your scopes are. Create engaging titles that will make people want to come in and listen to what you have to say. Im always on “The Scope” looking for cool broadcasts to jump on. If the title grabs me im in! If the broadcaster is interacting with the audience its good way to gain retention and I will more than likely stay for a while. You can gain an incredibly loyal fan base just by interacting with people that are tuning in. If your aim is to maximize your opportunities with periscope you must be creative with your titles. Ive seen titles like “chilling”, “im bored”,and “talk to me”. Non of which sound interesting.

Chat on cool “Scopes”
Since I started “Scoping” this week Ive set up an interview, gained a possible client, and am in the process of setting up some other dope things in the Atlanta area. All of this is because I jumped on others scopes and started commenting.
Jump on other peoples scopes and interact with the broadcaster. Not only will it allow you to build a rapport with them, but also with others that are viewing the live stream. Find the most popular broadcasters and interact on their posts. They see your name and more than likely will follow you.

Maximize Your opportunities on periscope by adding value to your broadcasts

Maximize Your Opportunities With Periscope
Find some cool topics to scope about and add value to them. Talk about what your good at and give your opinion on it. Once you come off to the viewer as someone they can respect, your stock will begin to rise. When you add value to your broadcast, the audience will show you love in the form of hearts. (See Picture) Pick certain times of day to jump on so your viewers will know when to expect you. You never know who you will meet by putting yourself out there. Once people start to like what you say they will not only stay on your broadcasts, but also can become loyal consumers and invite other followers to your live broadcast. Just one of the many ways to maximize your opportunities with Periscope.  You can find me on Periscope with the handle @sjayy_spacesuit

Stevie Zenith Creative Consultant/ Songwriter/Blogger
Stevie Zenith
Creative Consultant/ Songwriter/Blogger
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