What do business owners and Lady Gaga have in common? A lot! Click PLAY to listen to George & Mary-Lynn on The BIGG Success Show Podcast or read the blog.
During a recent radio interview Lady Gaga said, “The truth is that it is very hard to be famous. It’s wonderful to be famous because I have amazing fans. But it is very, very hard to go out into the world when you are not feeling happy and act like you are.”
She sounds just like a business owner!
It’s hard for a business owner who is stressed out to greet her customers with a smile.
It’s hard for a business owner who can’t make payroll to look his employees in the eyes.
It’s hard for a business owner who isn’t making her projections, to explain it to her investors.
It’s hard for a business owner to be positive at a networking event when sales that day weren’t so good.
Lady Gaga says that she’s dealt with the pressures of being the owner of her brand by using drugs and pills, and is working to overcome that. Many business owners succumb to self-medication to get through the feelings of isolation and entrepreneur paralysis.
People count on you. Your customers (or fans) have expectations you need to meet. You feel the weight of the world on your shoulders.
Business Owners And Lady Gaga Know It’s Lonely at the Top
Whether you’re a celebrity or a business owner, the highs and lows are constant. Entrepreneurial terror is real.
Wilson Harrell, a serial entrepreneur and author of For Entrepreneurs Only, says that you shouldn’t share your lows with your friends and loved ones, because you’ll just pass the worry on to them.
The isolation an entrepreneur experiences is why we created the BIGG Success Entreprenurturing™ Center – a place where entrepreneurs can talk with the only people who “get” what they’re going through – other entrepreneurs.
When a fellow business owner shares their struggles, it’s refreshing. Not because misery loves company, but because it puts your situation into perspective. You realize it’s not just you.
Yes, business owners and Lady Gaga have a lot in common.
When the lights go on, you have to perform regardless of how you feel.
Make sure you always have the right kind of support standing in the wings to help you shine even on the darkest days. It will help you reach BIGG Success.
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