Beyonce’s Success & What All Leaders Can Learn From It

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Beyonce’s Success & What All Leaders Can Learn From It

Many may think of Beyonce as an entertainer, but I like to think of her as a genius businesswoman and leader. A celebrity since the age of 16, she is no stranger to ambition and working hard. She has a countless number of awards, has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue and is arguably one of the most powerful women in the world.

So what can a leader learn from Beyonce’s success?

“I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.” – Beyonce Knowles-Carter

One thing I truly believe that really supports Beyonce’s success is that she remains grounded. There is a certain stability associated with being grounded – it implies that our feet are placed firmly on the ground and that we have a sense of clarity. When we are grounded we are able to clearly see the leader we want to be and therefore, we’re able to cultivate it and become that person.

Have you ever noticed Beyonce doesn’t apologize for who she is? Not for changing, not for being authentically black, not even for singing “suck on my balls” to fans at Coachella. That kind of leadership, strength, and authenticity all comes from being grounded and knowing who you are as a person.

How do you know you need to get more grounded?

You know you need to reset whenever you’re feeling all over the place and are really exhausted. It’s because you’re pushing against your natural energy and feel the need to get centered again.

Beyonce’s success is largely attributed to her excellent work ethic. She wouldn’t be able to show up as she does, however, if she was always exhausted and void of energy. How would she bring out her alter ego, Sasha Fierce?

Leaders like Beyonce know we have to show up in a really powerful energetic space. When we don’t, we start performing for external people – and leaders are meant to lead not to follow. That desire for external validation will quickly erode at your confidence and your ability to lead. So pay attention to those moments when you’re asking for people’s approval or permission – it may be a sign that you need to remind yourself of who you are.

How to get grounded like Beyonce…

I know it doesn’t seem like it, but even Beyonce’s success plan includes taking time to get realigned. Her current self-care routine includes things like “acupuncture, meditation, visualization, and breathing exercises,” she told CNBC in an interview.

It doesn’t always have to be meditation but sometimes I just lay on the floor and feel the supportive ground underneath me. Other times I slow down and turn off my phone notifications and let my mind wander in order to get centered. Grounding practices will look different for everyone but here’s the main component – be still and allow yourself to have a tranquil moment.

Here are three more simple ways to practice being grounded as a leader so you can channel Beyonce’s success:

1. Connect with nature – Go barefoot outside and get those toes in the grass. Picture your feet connecting with the earth. Breathe in the air and let the sun beam on your face.
2. Dance like no one’s watching – Bey-lieve it or not, dancing helps to be fully in our bodies by activating our energy and pulling it into every corner of our limbs. No wonder Beyonce is so grounded.
3. Breathe again (Not the Toni Braxton song) – One of the easiest ways to get grounded is through breathing because our breath is always available to us. There are many different breathing techniques out there but simply taking 3 deep breaths and noticing how you feel when you’re done can do the trick.

While most may think Beyonce’s success comes from grit, opportunity and years in the game, I believe that her business success comes down to how she’s decided to carry herself throughout her career. Without a grounded center of knowing, it can be easy to get distracted, become reactive and weaken your leadership, especially over your life. The energy you create will be the energy you attract so be sure to keep it centered and grounded at all times.

What do you think is the biggest reason for Beyonce’s success? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Queirra Fenderson

Queirra Fenderson

CEO & Founder

My clients hire me when they’re overwhelmed, burned out and exhausted from burning the midnight oil without the results to show for it. They realize that wearing busy as a badge of honor didn’t work for them in the corporate world and still doesn’t work as an entrepreneur. I coach my clients and their teams on how to develop their intuitive leadership to make quicker decisions, take bolder actions and shift into a leadership style of authenticity.

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