You want to be a successful professional singer. You’ve been
dreaming of playing Carnegie Hall or winning The Voice ever
since you can remember. You’re always humming a tune...or
belting one out. You sing to your laundry as you put it away
and have theme songs for your favorite meals. You eat, sleep,
and breath music. And even though the competition is fierce
and many a naysayer has tried to extinguish your fire, you’re
still laser focused on you goal.
But how do you manifest your endgame?
There are three critical qualities that most successful people
posses. We’ve even heard it told that these qualities are so
important that if you consistently exhibit just two out of the
three, your chances of succeeding are excellent. And while
they seem ridiculously easy, it’s astonishing how many people
completely miss their cue.
What are they?
1. Be extremely good at what you do.
2. Be on time.
3. Be really likable.
Maybe you’re one of those rare individuals who can naturally
show up in the world with all three qualities all the time without
even breaking a sweat. But most of us need some practice to
get there. So we’ve distilled these qualities down to simple
habits which you can start forming easily today. Right now, in
fact. Just do it!
Let’s go in reverse...
HABIT #1: Be Open
You are at your best when you are real, a bit vulnerable,
present in the moment, and open to others. This is when
you’re listening. This is when you’re giving. This is when
you’re approachable. People who are likable are open. Think
about that for a moment. Who are your favorite people? Who
gives you the best feels? And here’s the best part: Being open
makes you feel at least as good as you make others feel. Plus
it’s when you are open that the most amazing opportunities
seem to appear as if by magic.
Extra Credit Tip: If you’re having trouble feeling open and
likable, take a deep breath and smile. Studies show that a
simple smile can completely brighten your emotional state.
HABIT #2: Keep Your Word
Integrity is like a balm for the soul. It makes you indispensably
lovable to others and you’ll also feel great about yourself.
When people know they can count on you, they will naturally
think of you when they need something or when they have
something to give. So only make promises you feel confident
and comfortable keeping. Show up on time...or even a little
early. Say what you’ll do and do what you’ve said.
Extra Credit Tip: If you struggle with this one, start with
yourself. Be accountable and honest to you. Tell yourself one
thing you will do today by 5pm and then get it done by 4:58!
Take note of how that feels. Then lather, rinse, repeat...early
HABIT #3: Learn Your Stuff
Everyone can sing but not just anyone can SING. And let’s
face it, to be a successful professional, you have got to be
able to SING. Hone your skills, expand your repertoire, find
the right mentors and support, resources and tools. And, of
course, the most important part of this habit is practice,
practice, practice! Guided practice. Repeated practice.
Focused practice. Critiqued practice. Did we mention
Extra Credit Tip: Reach out to The Mona Lisa Life right now.
Be open and make this the one promise you keep to yourself
today. We are here to give you the support you need to
become a SINGular Success. Take our Singer Assessment
how we can help you take this journey.
Next Week: A bonus 4th quality that we believe will turbo
charge your ability to stand out from the crowd and achieve
your singing goals.