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.
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
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:
2.Surround Himself with Go Getters
3.Used his skills to create more avenues
5.Powerful Spouse by his side