- What we do
- How we do it
- Contact Us
The first time I saw Prince in concert was 1981 at the LA Coliseum. He was the warm-up band for the Rolling Stones on a bill that included the J. Geils Band and George Thorogood. Prince was on few people’s radar at this time as it was before Little Red Corvette, 1999 and Purple Rain. He came on stage in a black leather trench coat and what appeared to be black Speedo and the crowd couldn’t deal. His appearance and music provoked a hostile response from the crowd and they literally booed him off the stage after three songs. Fortunately he didn’t let a little adversity stand in the way of his long-term aspirations.
Since then I have had the pleasure of seeing Prince in concert many times and like many of his admirers was left shocked by his untimely death on April 21.
I wondered how I might pay tribute in my own small way to this great artist. What did Prince teach us all about persistence, staying in the game, building a brand and constantly innovating? Whether you are a Prince fan or not, here are seven reminders we can all benefit from –
We all have our aspirations, challenges and passionate pursuits. If we are committed, when we get knocked down, we get up again and carry-on. Prince once said, “Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.” Be true to yourself, make your mark, help others along the way and imagine the possibilities everyday. Prince, thank you for the inspiration.