This year, I’ve been more creatively free than I’ve ever been. This year was also historic for Beyoncé. Having the opportunity to witness Beychella in person, I was inspired to write about the things I’ve learned about being a creative from Beyoncé. Of course, people could (and have) write an entire dissertation on Beyonce and her creativity, I decided to write a quick list of the ones that have inspired me. Enjoy!
- Release content when you’re ready, not when it’s demanded.
- Regardless of what people want, release what speaks to you and what makes you happy. You can’t please everyone and you shouldn’t try to.
- Be sensitive about your creations. Don’t allow everyone to have an opinion during your creative process. Remember, you are the creator, this is your work.
- Learn the power in silence and let your work speak for itself.
- Keep a tight circle around you that you can trust to keep your secrets. We don’t do leaks!
- Stay ready so you don’t have to get ready. You never know who’s looking.
- Tell people what you did, not what you’re doing. Don’t release premature information that’s not solidified. When you decide to show up, make sure you show out.
- Don’t be afraid to take chances. Everyone won’t get it, but remember, Quality is quality and THAT is undeniable.
- It’s none of your business what the other girls are doing or what anybody else thinks of your work if they are not supporting you. You can’t please everyone.
- Work your butt off for your craft. Be the best you can be and compete with only yourself. You are the standard that needs to be topped.
- Be the Beyoncé in your field and let your work speak for itself.
- Your bigger supporters may be under the radar. You don’t need people to shout from the rooftops that they support you to know that you made it.
- Perfecting your craft takes time. As long as you’re growing, you are doing something right. Be unapologetic about your growth.
- Sometimes you just have to snatch wigs and take no prisoners.
- Confidence is KEY! Make sure you believe in your work and OWN it.
- And lastly, always remember this is your work and you are the boss. Don’t let anyone treat you any less.