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Sunday, 1 May 2016

Life Lessons Prince Taught About Success

American Musician Prince Rogers Nelson popularly known as Prince passed away last month, and many across the world have continued to pay their tributes and celebrate his musical prowess.

Below are some life lessons Prince taught us about Success as shared by blackentrepreneur. Go here to read more.

Master Your Craft
Prince played at least 27 different instruments and he wrote not only his own songs, but numerous hit songs for other artists. He learned to play a majority of the instruments before he turned 18! 

Prince is categorized as a musician, but he was so much more than that. Prince was the epitome of a master craftsman. To continually learn to play new instruments at a professional level of mastery shows the dedication and passion that Prince put into his life. He showed us exactly how we should all approach our purpose. 

There are many opinions about what it takes to be successful, but if you watch the lives of the people that have achieved the level of success that you desire, mastering skills and hard work are the common denominator.

Be Willing to Take Risks 
In 2004, Prince sold more than 600,000 copies of his Musicology album thanks to a non-traditional sales move. Those who bought tickets to his sold-out arena shows received a copy of the album. The move drove sales and inspired Billboard to tweak its album tallying policy. 

Three years later he gave away copies of his album Planet Earth to subscribers of The Daily Mail, moving 3 million copies. Prince’s take? “It’s direct marketing.”

The move was closely watched by an embattled music industry and made them more fully aware of how artists could cut them out of the music sales equation. This epic move on his part continues to empower artists to take control of their creative product and how it is distributed and sold.

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