As a musician who became a coach, I regularly ask my clients this jammin’ question, “So, are you ready to rock life?”
If your answer to my question is yes!, then the classic Zappa quote here may aid you. It states thefact of the uniqueness of each of us. And those who know about Frank will tell you he was a man who walked his talk.
Frank Zappa walked his talk.
As a musician/composer and provocateur during the Vietnam era and beyond, Zappa created his own rock life legacy of compelling, original music and acerbic social commentary. From genre-busting musical styles and types of ensembles, lyrics that took down all manner of sacred cows, and a lifestyle that was part of his art, he lived his truth. His own unrepeatable creative life.
Enter this season of opportunity in your beautiful life.
Are you considering stepping off the beaten path? Marching to the beat of your own drummer?
I’m having fun with these cliches to reinforce the truth that the question of whether and how to live in a way that’s unique you is oh, so human. And yet…
It may seem a bit cliché these days, bandied about as the cure-all or missing piece in any and all situations. Or maybe it only seems applicable in those all-window corner offices in the commercials we see of executives in skyscrapers. But the fact is, these days we’re actually all leaders of our own individual “little bandwagons,” trekking across the frontiers of 21st century life.
We know that life is truly what we make of it these days. There are so many possibilities, and so few certainties. The old “company man for 40 years” game that our fathers or grandfathers played over the very long haul is, in fact, over. Our lives can and do change profoundly decade by decade, if not more often. Yes, we’d all be wise to consider ourselves leaders in our own game of life that we’re playing in collaboration—or at least in tandem—with others.
Leadership is us.
So, in your personal or professional life, are you a water-cooler prophet? The kind others want to hang out with and hear from? If so, are you busy inspiring them on a regular basis to be their best selves, toward what they want most, while modeling that in your own approach?
Are you the boss in the corner office, feeling isolated, stressed, unfulfilled, or missing work/life balance? Read more at liveleadplay.com.
Teresa Young wants you living your dream, for real. She coaches by phone, in person in Los Angeles, and via Skype outside the U.S.