Rock stars start with cold calls

In recent weeks, I have seen two notable films: A Star is Born with Lady Gaga and Bohemian Rhapsody about Freddie Mercury and Queen.

There is always a lot to learn about the success of rock stars. The most successful devote a great deal of time and hard work to reach the top.

In a recent interview with Stephen Colbert, Lady Gaga spoke about her early days:

“I knew I had something to say and I knew I wanted to say it. I was dragging my keyboard everywhere in New York City and knocking on everyone’s door. I was doing everything I could; I was really working and really believed in myself. . ”

In the case of Freddie Mercury, he joined a band called Smile as their lead singer and began writing songs. He changed the name of the band to Queen and convinced them to sell his truck to produce his first album. And that record led to his first tour of the United States.

Both Lady Gaga and Freddy Mercury had an unwavering belief in their talents and the energy to keep pushing until they achieved their dreams.

They didn’t care about rejection. Lady Gaga knocked on the doors. Freddy Mercury canceled Queen’s record deal with EMI because they wouldn’t make Bohemian Rhapsody a single. It became one of the most successful rock songs of all time.

They had guts, a unique vision and real perseverance in difficult circumstances.

How about you?

Are you 100% committed to the success of your business?

Are you willing to endure difficult challenges, disinterest in your offers, even rejection?

Do you believe in yourself and the difference you can make in the world?

Will you do whatever it takes to convey your message to anyone who listens to it?

Being a rock star doesn’t just mean being a great artist.

It means knocking on doors, defending what you believe, taking risks, making mistakes, looking silly and never giving up.

As a freelancer, it means being authentic, giving real value, producing solid results for your clients and loving what you do.

It does not mean finding the so-called “killer marketing strategy” that is exaggerated with exaggerations, tricks and empty promises.

No, it means finding your true message that resonates with your ideal clients and allows you to act.

And only you can find and deliver that message.

That’s what rock stars do.

Lady Gaga and Freddy Mercury did it. Why not you?