Think back to the year of 1987 and the big role of the MTV and hair bands in music. I remember them like it was yesterday. If you ask those people who knew me then and know me now, they say not much has changed; I look like I’m still there, back in 1987.
This is day number three of our “almost” stories and you probably never knew that so many of them happened in the late ‘80s. Well, today was one that I stumbled on when doing my research.
We all remember this big hit band of 1987; David Coverdale was making his one last run at breaking into the American market with the band he created, Whitesnake. I read about the struggles he went through with earlier versions of Whitesnake, and how he struggled with getting it right to become a hit band.
Well, the statement I read on the Wikipedia page about the band took me by surprise. It appears that David put much of himself into making the self-titled album a reality, but his hard work paid off if you remember. It seemed like for more than a year, one of those songs from that album was in the top ten.
The statement that I read was this: “The next album was a make or break; if it was not successful, he would disband Whitesnake altogether.” Seeing how much of a hit that album was when it did come out what made that statement stand out that much more to me.
So we see here a bandleader who said this next one is “make or break” who fits in perfectly as we are looking at this week’s theme of “almost” and “almost famous.” Then, after putting so much effort into making it a success, it was actually an over-the-top success. I guess in Rocker Life Coach terms, we would say that was RockStar successful.
In life and business so many times it’s when it’s make or break, that we put our final all-out effort in to make it work. Did you ever wonder what would have happened if you had put that same effort in at the beginning, what success would you have now?
Too many times we wait until the fourth quarter to get up and really start to take the action we should have taken when we began. If you have not achieved the success yet, stop waiting for the one last chance. Take that RockStar action now, before you get to the place of make it or break it.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Are you ready to take the action now to become the RockStar in your world?