After some creative soul searching, she approached a young, top-selling rock star whose music stirred something long dormant. After a couple of wrenchingly personal turndowns, she convinced him to produce a song for her.
And it changed everything.
Sometimes, you just have to start fresh, incorporating all those agonizing lessons and hard-won talents into a new vision.
You gotta blow up the box.
It rarely happens neatly, except on TV.
We’re talking break-through territory here. The more successful you already are, the greater the courage needed to reinvent for what’s ahead vs what’s already passed. In the product world, remember luggage minus wheels and telescoping handles? When’s the last time you bought a fax machine or a pager?
The same is true for us. For our personal brands and careers and businesses. The minute we can let go of something past its prime—even when it served us exquisitely in its time—we make way for the next game-changer.
Is it time to blow up your box?