We want to talk about boxes, living outside them and constant evolution. Grammy-award winning singer Ciara announced she’d been accepted into Harvard Business School’s Executive Education program in Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports. She joins a list of other celebrities like Tyra Banks and Katie Holmes who enrolled in the $10,000 four-day program that focuses on better understanding and navigating the entertainment industries and digital technology. No, she’s not getting a Harvard MBA. Yes, she’s expanding her knowledge and ultimately her opportunities. She’s truly levelling up and we respect that!
Is this something you would ever consider doing? Investing in yourself in an area that is not your speciality? A lot of us are convinced in our teens and twenties that we are in this box and definitely not in that box. Have you ever considered how limiting that mindset is? If you could, what would your Phase 2 or Phase 3 be?
There seem to be a lot of celebrities venturing out of the Hollywood bubble: @kimkardashianwest is studying to be a lawyer; @katehudson just launched another clothing company; @reesewitherspoon has her book, book club and clothing line; @beyonce is a documentarian. Say what you will about their privilege, money and support in order for them to venture out for their comfort zone … these women can also inspire us. Maybe you aren’t ready to launch a new makeup line, how about a new investment account to increase your financial literacy? Or a night class to strengthen your case for that raise?
How are you going to level up this year? Let us know in comments!
@ciara @joannagaines Photo by @kevinlove