I’ll bet nobody has to tell you what a rock star is. Say the word and your thoughts go immediately to your favorite band or solo artist—to bright lights, blistering guitar chords, screaming girls, and wildly tossing hair. Maybe you picture Mick Jagger strutting across a stage, or Steven Tyler howling into the mic. Maybe you think of Lady GaGa’s glittering costumes, Natalie Merchant’s smooth vocals. No matter the musician you envision, the point is, you know who they are and what they represent—talent, success, respect, and the really good tables at trendy restaurants.
Think about it—the word “rock star” has become a metaphor for the same reason. A rock star can be anyone in any industry who has earned fame, admiration, and success by being the best at what they do.
You have more in common with them than you think. At some point, maybe when you were in school, you decided on the career path you wanted to take, and now you’re on that journey. You face challenges and setbacks. But you have made it this far, and you can use your talents and determination to get further if you make smart choices and you don’t give up. We can take the ideas and techniques of those legendary musicians and apply them to just about any field to help you become a rock star, too.