Add me to the list of husbands who get dragged by wives to concerts they wouldn’t ordinarily go to, but wind up being glad they did.
(By the way…this is going to be about finding wild success in your business, your career…anything you didn’t think you’d have success in, but wound up doing so anyway.)
Last Saturday night, I went with Diane to see Josh Groban at the Mohegan Sun, in Connecticut. I’d only heard little snippets of his voice, and while it was very good, it wasn’t one of those things that would have me counting down the minutes.
I expected a couple of hours of a cool voice, with ladies swooning and husbands rolling their eyes.
I was prepared. After all, Diane went to see Kiss with me a couple of years ago.
But the show started with a really cool stage set, and a 12 piece band. They could wail!
And then the man himself came out from the center of the arena. A platform with a piano rose up from the floor, about 20 feet away from where we were sitting.
I don’t know what song he was singing. For that matter, I don’t know any of the songs he was singing, until the last one. But it was fun to listen to.
And again…that band could wail!
It was cool. Instead of the over serious cheese fest I was expecting, the guy was fun and funny.
He told his story. And no matter what you like or don’t like, everyone likes feeling like they’ve been brought into the background.
He made fun of his image. He let his band (including the brass and string sections) do their thing. He even joined in on the drums for one song.
The dude had skills.
One of my favorite parts was when he brought up a woman from the audience who had tweeted about wanting to sing with him.
Turns out she had been an opera student. She did a nice job…holding her own with him.
And of course, the grand finale at the end: All the women, and even some of the men had tears running down their cheeks during “You Raise Me Up.”
Good show, good evening. I’m not about to go out and buy any Josh Groban stuff. But a fun time…and it made Diane happy that I was there.
Now, let’s get to that part where you build your business, build your career, build any other part of your life.
In a younger, less informed time I wouldn’t have gone to the concert, no matter what.
It wasn’t “manly” enough. Too much of a chick-fest.
Or I would have gone, for that very reason…wall to wall women.
The idea of saying yes or no to something based on where you’re supposed to be, what you’re supposed to like…these days it just makes me laugh.
Music’s an easy example. Takes me back to the 1970’s where you liked disco, or rock and roll. There was no middle ground.
Yeah, a silly example.
But ask yourself how many things you’ve said “no” to because you didn’t think you belonged there.
Ask yourself how many chances to meet new people, learn new skills, design a new reality you passed on.
Ask yourself how much different your life would be if you stopped worrying about what “they” think.
It’s what I did. And I scored.
Healthy and strong.
Loving and loved.
More than anything else, I have a good time just about every day.
And so do the people who study with me.
Sometimes we even rock out to Josh Groban!
Open your mind a little bit. Let new stuff in.
Open your heart a little bit. Find some more fun and kindness for people…starting with yourself.
Open your courage a little. Try some new things. Let their path lead you to the superstar you’re supposed to be in the first place.
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Robin Hoch, Author of Living The Law of Attraction.
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