I really have been on a Beyonce kick lately and drum roll, she is my Woman Crush Wednesday. Still thinking about the Coachella, er Beychella performance. Honestly, I didn’t know and still don’t know too much about Coachella. Is it like Woodstock? LOL Did I just age myself? So if it is, I imagined she would be on stage in daisy dukes, a tee, and a flower wreath. She would proceed to sing a few songs and that would be it, nothing too big. Welllll babbeee, was I wrong. I will not rehash the amazing performances, you can catch the first one on Youtube.
This girl recreated the HBCU experience, complete with drum majorette, 200 member marching band, with a drum-line and horns, dancers, a majorette who twirled not one but two batons, a group of pledges, stepshow, Les Twins, a dance party with Solange, duet with hubby, The Negro National Anthem, swag and surf ANNDDDD a Destiny’s Child mini-reunion. Really? Really Beyonce? You had to to all that? You so extra!!! Well yes she did. She outdid herself. In her own words…
For me, her performances were a lesson for us all, creatives, entrepreneurs, working moms, college students etc. You compete with no one but yourself and even at the height of your success, don’t get comfy, push yourself to do more. Be better than the last time. Let’s face it, she did not have to do THE MOST, after all, she’s sold 100 million records and has 22 Grammys. And by a lot of standards is the top female performer today. She could sit back and coast or do THE LEAST. But no, she challenged herself to bring a unique experience/performance to Coachella. My takeaway, it does not matter where you are on your journey to success, do THE MOST all the time. Out do YOU!
What lessons if any did you take from Beychella?
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“Out do You”. . . I like this motto. I would be the first to say that I always want to do a little bit more. Not right now. I am just as lazy as a Summer breeze and so ready to sit back on my beach chair and nap. But, I always want to see my Sistas Blossom and reach new heights. So, Onward my Sista. . . . let me see YOU!
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Lovely Amusan says
Totally agree with you Robin you should always “out do you” thats my motto too.
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Hello, yes a good lesson for us all! Thanks for stopping by!
She is so inspirational!!
It’s a great post!!
Hey Jodie, yes inspires me to do more!
Queen Bey is such a fabulous talent! Love all her songs, she is so inspirational.
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Hey Simone, yes she is the picture of excellence!
oh wow… im going to watch this
Awesome, happy viewing. I really enjoyed. Loved seeing Destiny’s Child again.
This is inspiring. You see, I reached success with my business and got comfortable and that’s because I’ve been so busy with mom duties. But, I’ll return back strong and hit the ground running again.
I like Bey’s thought process.
Me too! She has a good business mind and a strong sense of self!