Do you think it would be a good idea to add your family’s sharecropping history to your business plan? Or how about your involvement in your church when you were a teenager? Do you think that would be a good thing to include? Let’s see. What else?
Hmm, how about adding spousal abuse to your business plan?
That’s not a fun topic. But it might score you some points with the bankers if you need a business loan. Actually, I think a professional business consultant (me included) would tell you to leave all those things out of your business plan. Because they’re not relevant to your business.
But every one of those situations was relevant to Anna Mae Bullock’s life.
Yep, when she was born, her family sharecropped in rural Tennessee. And she started singing at a very early age. And, yes, a lot of that was in church. But, as a teenager, a lot of her singing included the rhythm-and-blues scene in St. Louis, Missouri after her family moved there. In 1956, she saw the Kings of Rhythm perform there.
And that group was led by a guy named Ike Turner. And I’m sure you just guessed that little Anna Mae Bullock was the girl who became known as Tina Turner.
I’m not gonna tell you the whole sordid story of how Ike was physically abusive to Tina. You’ve probably already heard about that or watched a movie about it. And I’m not gonna go into detail about how Tina got out of that relationship, spent some time figuring herself out, and then released “Private Dancer” as her debut solo album in 1984. 20 million records sold, three Grammy Awards, and best female performance of the year for “What’s Love Got To Do With It”
No, those accolades and milestones weren’t Tina’s business plan.
Because you don’t plan on becoming the daughter of sharecroppers. Or the victim of physical abuse. Or an award-winning, world-renowned singer.
Sure, you might daydream about that last part. And you might even put it down as your heart’s desire and main goal.
But Tina’s success happened because of behind-the-scenes business strategies. And plenty of actions taken for those strategies. Because someone (Tina) had a vision. And someone (maybe Tina’s manager) had a vision for how to help her achieve her vision.
As I’ve said, many times, you gotta have vision. You gotta know where you wanna go. Or else, how in the world will you know how to get there? Or when you get there?
So, that’s why the very first lessons in RondaReady YOUniversity are designed to help you discover your Vision. And they can help you focus your energy in the direction you’d actually like to go. With strategies to help you know how to get there.
How about we talk about it some more? Book a free call with me, with that handy calendar below. And give me a chance to see where you wanna go in life. I’d love to help YOU if I can. Let’s talk soon.
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