Kanye West is probably one of the more controversial characters in Hollywood to say the least. He has done some things that are without a doubt wrong, and has definitely raised a lot of red flags since he first his the stage less than a decade ago. He’s also won a few awards, which you can’t take away from him.
Whether you love him or hate him, Kanye has become a wild success in music. He continues to release hit after hit and has been featured in many different songs that have reached #1 on a variety of lists.
The video below was not posted to “try to get you to be like Kanye”. We are simply sharing it to give you the nuggets that led him to his massive success in the music industry, and how you can model that success to succeed in your field…
1. Believe in yourself
“Keep your nose out the sky, keep your heart to god, and keep your face to the raising sun.”
2. Screw the little man
Know your worth! People always act like they’re doing more for you than you’re doing for them.
3. Be awesome
“I still think I am the greatest.”
4. Speak your mind
“I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade, I will be the loudest voice.”
5. Help your friends be bold
6. Give people opportunities
“Why, if someone is good in one field can they not be accepted or given the slightest opportunity to express and be creative in other fields?”
7. Don’t be afraid
I didn’t want to play it boring and safe. I also didn’t want to innovate too much. Second albums, man, they’re even scarier than first ones.”
8. Don’t follow the rules
“Nobody can tell me where I can and can’t go.”
9. Do what you want
“I refuse to accept other people’s ideas of happiness for me. As if there’s a ‘one size fits all’ standard for happiness.”
10. Be yourself
“People always say that you can’t please everybody. I think that’s a cop-out. Why not attempt it? ‘Cause think of all the people you will please if you try.”
Photo Cred: AllHipHop.com