When you meet someone for the first time, all it takes is a fast glance, maybe three seconds, for that person to assess you. In this brief period, the other person forms an impression of you based on your look, body language, mood, mannerisms, and clothing. You are evaluated with each new meeting, and a new person’s impression of you is developed. These first impressions are difficult to change or undo, and they frequently set the tone for a connection or relationship better in any field.
The 4 Tips To Learn From Bruno Mars To Gain Confidence And Make You Better In Any Field
Let’s take it from Bruno Mars, who wears any variety of headgear, silk shorts, and shirts that would look ridiculous on anyone else. He’s one of those people who oozes effortless cool. Bruno looks and sounds cool in everything he does, wears, and says. Not only is he the personification of cool, but he’s also super successful.
His track, “Just the Way You Are,” went to #1 on the Billboard 100 when he was only 25 years old. This was his first single, and it went to number one straight away. Since then, Bruno Mars has sold over 100 million albums and singles, making him the 33rd best-selling artist of all time and the 12th best-selling male artist of all time – and at the age of 31, he’ll be storming his way up these lists quite rapidly.
Bruno Mars’ path demonstrates four key lessons about what it takes to become a master at what you do, or being better in any field whether you want to be a musician, a speaker, an author, an entrepreneur, or a leader.
1) Take On The Roles Of The Greats.
Bruno Mars was the world’s youngest Elvis Presley impersonator at the age of four, performing for crowds all over the world. Bruno Mars was a Michael Jackson impersonator when he was 15 years old. He’s so brilliant, in fact, that it’s difficult to tell he’s not Michael Jackson performing. It’s noteworthy that while studying the greats is typical advice for anyone looking to improve their skill and knowledge of a profession, Bruno went a step further.
He didn’t limit himself to studying the greats. He knew their songs, dances, and showmanship so well that he could do them as well as they could. He was thoroughly integrating what made the greats great within himself by emulating great artists – he was putting academic knowledge into practice.
2) Create A Personal Plan With A Wide Range Of Experience.
Bruno, on the other hand, isn’t one of the many impersonators who make a profession mimicking other celebrities on cruise ships and at conferences. In the majority of situations, these impersonators have mastered a single well-known performance. Bruno Mars, on the other hand, took a different strategy. As an impersonator, he mastered Elvis Presley, Little Richard, and Michael Jackson, and he studied the work of Prince, The Police, and others in depth. Bruno methodically did this, perfecting each one, one at a time, with intense concentration to become better in any field of his craft.
3) There Are No Shortcuts To Mastery Development.
Bruno Mars was signed to Motown Records at the age of 18 when he first went to Los Angeles but was dropped after a year. Bruno could sing and dance like Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson, but as he put it, “I don’t blame Motown. It’s simple – I wasn’t ready yet.” Instead, he focused on honing his craft as a songwriter and producer, having learned from his time at Motown that having talent and musical ability is one thing, but understanding what makes a hit pop song is another.
Bruno strengthened his ability to make hit songs as a result of this, and in 2010 he co-wrote and produced B.O.B’s smash “Nothing on You,” Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire,” and other big songs. So when Bruno finally released his own single, ‘Just the Way You Are,’ he could sing, dance, and he understood exactly how to write a great song. It’s no wonder that it shot to the top of the charts right away!
4) Regardless Of Your Level Of Success, You Must Constantly Push Yourself To Improve.
Despite his success, Bruno hasn’t forgotten the lessons he learned about putting in the time and effort required to produce something exceptional. Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson produced “Uptown Funk” in 2014, which went on to become his most popular song to date, earning two Grammy Awards, including “Record of the Year,” and garnering over 2 billion views on YouTube, making it the fourth most viewed video of all time. Bruno revealed that it took them a year to write “Uptown Funk,” and that it took them a year to write a single song, rescued ten times from the trash.
By mimicking great artists, he was deeply integrating what made the greats great within himself – he was putting his academic knowledge into practice to become better in any field. He mastered his craft just like other musical impersonators and studied the work of musical legends in-depth. Bruno went about it methodically, refining each one one by one with utmost focus.
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