This summer, I saw Beyoncé live for the sixth time. Yes, that’s right – sixth. And of course, she did not disappoint. Oprah Winfrey
called the Renaissance concert a “transcendent” experience, and I couldn't agree more. From the music to the outfits to the set design, I fell in love with Beyoncé all over again. I spent the night signing my heart out, dancing my butt off, basking in nostalgia, and trying my best to soak up the royal energy that Beyoncé radiates.
Whether you are a fan of her music or not, we can all learn a thing or two from Queen Bey. With a net worth of over $500 million, the most Grammy wins of all time, and an incredible legacy of record-breaking, earth-shaking music, Beyoncé seems to have it figured out. So what can we learn from this iconic pop star’s ninth concert tour?
5 Tips to Channel Your Inner Beyoncé
#1: Be That Girl
You might not be a world-famous pop star, but you can still rock your career like Bey rocks the stage. Watching Beyoncé perform is truly an awe-inspiring experience. She oozes confidence and epitomizes the word “fierce.” Not only that, she has fully and unapologetically embraced the skin that she’s in. She sings about everything from her family to her scars to her success, and she looks great doing it.
But the best part? She empowers everyone around her to do the same. By spotlighting Black and queer voices and elevating female artists, Beyoncé shares her glow with all of us. She drives home a lesson we can all take with us into our careers: We shine the brightest when we lift others up rather than knocking them down.
#2: Surround Yourself With A Strong Team
Beyoncé wasn’t the only jaw-dropping wonder on the stage. I was blown away by all of the talent up there with her – from her dancers to her backup singers, her band, her set designers, and her creative directors. And did I mention the costumes?! It is abundantly clear that Queen Bey surrounds herself with the best of the best in every part of her life, both on and off the stage, to bring her vision to life.
Let’s be honest: Nobody achieves great things alone. Building a strong, supportive network of friends, colleagues, and mentors is a crucial element of success. Find those like-minded people who will push you to be better, who inspire you, and who you can learn from. When you’re in the room with a strong team, you’re already halfway there.
#3: Give Yourself Permission To Evolve
As Beyoncé evolves as an artist, a woman, a mother, and a business mogul, her music and shows do too. Every show I’ve been to has been a completely different experience. Each of her albums represents a different stage of her life, and her shows reflect those changes. The one thing that’s consistent? Her authenticity always shines through.
Change is inevitable. It’s a good thing to learn, develop, and grow. So don’t box yourself into being the person you were before. Be open to change and self-improvement, and you will find that your best ideas are yet to come. There are so many eras still ahead of you.
#4: Remember That Greatness Takes Time
I’ve been a Beyoncé fan since her Destiny’s Child days, but her journey to superstardom began years before that. Over the past couple of decades, she has worked tirelessly to secure her spot as the artist of our generation. Success like Beyoncé’s might seem out of reach, but it is important to remember that she did not skyrocket to fame overnight – it happened through Queen Bey’s consistent hard work and dedication to her craft.
Likewise, your career isn’t going to transform itself. You are going to have to put in the work and put in the time – but that isn’t a bad thing. When you are enjoying a career that you love, that is aligned with your values, and that allows your unique skill set to shine, you will want to do just that. And in time, your hard work will pay off.
#5: Shine Your Light
Beyoncé has inspired and encouraged generations of women to step into their power. It’s hard to watch her perform or listen to her songs and not feel like you’re Sasha Fierce. Queen Bey is a role model and beam of light for so many women. Why? She reminds each and every one of us that we are flawless.
As a high-achieving woman, you can do the same. No, your reach might not be quite as wide as Beyoncé’s – but you can still live into your values and empower others to do the same. When you shine brightly, you give the women around you the courage to follow in your footsteps, share brave new ideas, and pursue their passions. A little bit of brightness goes a long way in this world.
How Will You Step Toward Success Today?
Whether you are a dedicated member of the BeyHive or a brand-new fan, these lessons can help all of us step into our power and create careers and lives that truly resonate with us. And if you need a little bit of help along the way, that’s what I’m here for
I firmly believe that alignment is the key to success – but all too often, finding success and fulfillment on your own can be incredibly difficult. In the same way that Beyoncé surrounded herself with talent on the Renaissance Tour, it’s important that we surround ourselves with like-minded professionals who can support us as we pursue our goals.
That’s where Exceptionally Aligned
, my new online community, comes into play. Exceptionally Aligned is a virtual space for motivated, driven, women to connect, share ideas, and hold each other accountable. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to take the reins and make an intentional change in your life.