Lessons From A Rock Star Tina Turner Shares Powerful Lesson

Tina Turner  Lessons From A Rock Star

Tina Turner
Lessons From A Rock Star

Rock Star Tina Turner retired from her awesome career in 2009.  She was 69. In a recent interview on OWN,  Oprah asked Tina how was the transition  to retirement  and whether she missed performing.

The transition was easy she said and no she doesn’t miss performing.  Oprah, frankly, was surprised at this admission.  Tina had a completely different perspective.  “What you need to understand, Ms. Tina said, is “I prepared for this moment in my life.”

She went on to explain exactly what that meant.  it was more than just stopping work.  She prepared financially, philanthropically and physically.  She began with consolidating possessions and holdings. She made sure family obligations were taken care of and that her charities were well funded also.  And she made sure that physically she would be able to  enjoy the next phase of her life.

In short, the queen of rock and roll had a well thought out deliberate plan.  and she implemented her plan with an end date in mind.  Her last stop on her farewell tour.

She attended to the affairs in every area of her life so that she would not have to worry about anything or anybody. What she is describing of course, is not only a tremendous amount of discipline.

The lesson for us ordinary working folks is that we need a plan too.  A deliberate actionable plan, not just an idea of a plan. The thing about plans that are only in our heads, is that, well, its just an idea of a plan and not really a plan.   At least that was my Aha! moment.

What are the deliberate actionable steps that need to be taken?  In previous posts, YOU 3.0 has referred to the S.M.A.R.T. approach.  It’s a good approach.  It helps you think through what needs to happen and help you develop a realistic and manageable timetable.

But the other Aha that I had as I was watching the Rock Star talk about her new life, is that you have to have a deliberate mindset about the change you want to make. You have to be fully committed to making that change.  The fact that Tina Turner was more than ready to come off the road performing is what fueled her transition plan.  She literally was on a mission and went about preparing for her next chapter in exactly that way.

“I was tired of singing and dancing for a living” she told Oprah. “I knew when I walked off that stage that last night I would not be going back and I was okay with that.”

She was more than okay with it, she was ready for it. 

Ms. Tina was beyond just talking about what she wanted to do.  Her mind was made up and she went into action to make it happen. It took two years. She looks great, feels great and is as happy as can be because she prepared for this moment.

Thank you Tina for that powerful lesson.  For the rest of us, the time for day dreaming is over.  Its time to make up our minds and get to work.”The power of a made up mind”, I once heard motivational speaker Les Brown say, “is  the strongest force in the universe.  When you make up your mind, Providence moves.”That, I know for sure.Empowering question of the week: What do you need to make up your mind about?

Rock Star Tina Turner retired from her awesome career in 2009.  She was 69. 

In a recent interview on OWN, Oprah asked Tina how was the transition  to retirement  and whether she missed performing.

The transition was easy she said and no she doesn’t miss performing.  Oprah, frankly, was surprised at this admission.  Tina had a completely different perspective.  “What you need to understand, Ms. Tina said, is “I prepared for this moment in my life.”

She went on to explain exactly what that meant.  it was more than just stopping work.  She prepared financially, philanthropically and physically.  She began with consolidating possessions and holdings. She made sure family obligations were taken care of and that her charities were well funded also.  And she made sure that physically she would be able to  enjoy the next phase of her life in short, the queen of rock and roll had a well thought out deliberate plan.  and she implemented her plan with an end date in mind.  Her last stop on her farewell tour.

She attended to the affairs in every area of her life so that she would not have to worry about anything or anybody.   What she is describing of course, is not only a tremendous amount of discipline.

The lesson for us ordinary working folks is that we need a plan too.  A deliberate actionable plan, not just an idea of a plan. The thing about plans that are only in our heads, is that, well, its just an idea of a plan and not really a plan.   At least that was my Aha! moment. 

What are the deliberate actionable steps that need to be taken?  In previous posts, YOU 3.0 has referred to the S.M.A.R.T. approach.  It’s a good approach.  It helps you think through what needs to happen and help you develop a realistic and manageable timetable. 

But the other Aha that I had as I was watching the Rock Star talk about her new life, is that you have to have a deliberate mindset about the change you want to make. You have to be fully committed to making that change.  The fact that Tina Turner was more than ready to come off the road performing is what fueled her transition plan.  She literally was on a mission and went about preparing for her next chapter in exactly that way.

“I was tired of singing and dancing for a living” she told Oprah. “I knew when I walked off that stage that last night I would not be going back and I was okay with that.”

She was more than okay with it, she was ready for it. 

Ms. Tina was beyond just talking about what she wanted to do.  Her mind was made up and she went into action to make it happen. It took two years. She looks great, feels great and is as happy as can be because she prepared for this moment.

Thank you Tina for that powerful lesson.  For the rest of us, the time for day dreaming is over.  Its time to make up our minds and get to work.

“The power of a made up mind”, I once heard motivational speaker Les Brown say, “is  the strongest force in the universe.  When you make up your mind, Providence moves.”

That, I know for sure.

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Empowering question of the week:  What do you need to make up your mind about?

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