If you haven’t watched the movie ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’: please do! It’s not only a wonderful tribute to the legendary band Queen and Freddie Mercury in particular, but it offers great lessons for entrepreneurs, especially when it comes to visibility and business strategy.
I’ll give you 4 reasons why watching ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ will be an assignment in my coaching programs from now on (just so you know when you will be working with me!):
1) IF YOU’VE GOT IT, FLAUNT IT!
Each and every teenager I know wears braces and every adult cringes at the faintest idea of body hair, but Freddie Mercury flaunted his main assets in his prime: his teeth and his chest hair – and he didn’t care. In fact, those 4 extra teeth gave him his amazing vocal range of four full octaves. Instead of changing things that may have annoyed others, he cherished the characteristics that made him stand out.
I truly wished I had had a bit of Freddie when I was 16. I always felt weird for dreaming big, for my desire to speak at least four languages and to travel around the world. I desperately wanted to fit in, and it took me quite a – sometimes painful – journey to understand that the wonderful things that make me stand out, are actually my main assets and the same goes for you. Something like Freddie’s teeth and chest hair.
2) INVEST IN YOUR BUSINESS
Queen had a little van to drive from gig to gig in their early days and at a certain point, they sold the van and used the money to record their first album. During their time in that music studio, they met the manager from a famous record label and the rest is history.
As an entrepreneur, you really need to invest in yourself and your company for future success. Ever since I started as an entrepreneur in 2010, I’ve always invested in training programs and business mentors. Each and every program and coaching expanded my network, increased my knowledge, my experience and all of that landed me more clients who pulled out their wallets eagerly to work with me. Investment leads to ROI.
3) TRY NEW THINGS
In 1975, Queen tried new things: the album called ‘A Night at the Opera’, it combined opera, ballads and rock and it was reported to be the most expensive album ever recorded. Going off that beaten track lead Queen to be one of the most successful bands in history.
When I started my own business, my network knew me as a personal assistant. No one knew I was trained and certified as a trainer and coach as well. Over time, I outgrew my PA role and started my coaching practice in 2011, resulting in surprised looks and questions from the people who knew me as an assistant.
Since that day, I’ve lead numerous clients to increased visibility, and helping them to earn a shitload of money in the process. The thing is; don’t be afraid to try something new. It’ll be worth your while!
4) BREAK THE SYSTEM
When the track ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was released, everyone was confused. It was a 6-minute track, while radio stations only played 3-minute tracks. Furthermore, the song combined opera, rock and a ballad, and why on earth were the words Bishmilla, Galileo and Beelzebub included in this song?
Queen, and Freddie in particular, didn’t care about the conventional system of delivering one clear music style in 3-minute tracks. They created something following their own rules and they broke the system. Even today, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is a number one hit in many hit charts.
To what extent do you follow your own rules, or do you comply to the ‘rules’ in business? Don’t just follow, create your own rules and standards if you feel like it.
WE ALL NEED A BIT OF FREDDIE
Why I love this amazing movie so much is not just because it replayed my childhood days, or that the beautiful song ‘Love of My Life’ got played at a dear friend’s funeral. The main reason I love it so much, is because it’s all about the courage to stand out. This movie is about the guts to be different and to live life on your own terms.
I know we all need a bit of Freddie in our hearts and minds, and so do you. Do yourself a favor and let’s awake that spirit inside of you, so message me for the exclusive link to my calendar and hop on a call with me NOW!
#IAMFREDDIE and so can you.