Any entrepreneur who has earned blockbuster success has likely faced rejection more times than you can count. They've mastered the ability to take a punch -- then get right back up and keep going. So how do they bounce back so quickly? For some, listening to powerful music can inspire a mindset shift.
Notice what happens when you crank up your favorite tune: You're likely smiling, you feel like you can take on the world, and you may even dance around (when no one's watching, of course). Essentially, it's an instant attitude-adjuster that can help pull you out of a lingering low – and approach your business with renewed vigor.
If you're looking for inspiration to snap yourself back into action, check out the song picks of these high-profile entrepreneurs. Their go-to tunes might be exactly what you need to add to your inspirational playlist.
Tony Hawk, Skateboard Icon and Entrepreneur "I'm a huge Modest Mouse fan, I really love ' Dashboard.' Also, Devo's 'Gut Feeling' -- I love the mood of it, it's always uplifting. And I would say Nine Inch Nails' ' We're in This Together Now.' That's the [song that inspires you to say,] 'Okay, get out there and do it. Stop moping.'"
Brian Sharples, Co-founder of HomeAway "One artist I go back to a lot is Michael Franti, who’s kind of a reggae, hip-hop, folk singer. He’s really upbeat and sings about love, about the earth. He's fantastic to watch live. 'Everyone Deserves Music ' is a feel-good song for me."
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