5 Lessons to Be Learned from '80s Love Songs
Confidence is king. Don't believe me? Listen to Lionel: "That's right, I'm telling you. It's time to start believing [...] believing who you are—you are a shining star." "Faking it" may serve you well in those early years when you're still gathering product knowledge, but being genuine in your approach will take you farther. Ditch the gimmicky plea and believe in yourself. The others will follow.
4. Don't Dream It's Over
(Performed by Crowded House)
The economy got you down? Low profit margins? An uneven playing field? No matter the reason, your team learns by example. They look to you for encouragement. Give them that much, even if you have to borrow from Neil Finn. For example, try fitting this line into your next motivational speech: "There's a battle ahead; many battles are lost, but you'll never see the end of the road while you're traveling with me."
5. Glory of Love
(Performed by Peter Cetera)
I'm not going to manipulate any lyrics here. But that doesn't mean inspiration can't be found in the mighty love song from "The Karate Kid, Part II." You know that part in the song when Peter Cetera goes, "It's like a knight in shining armor from a long time ago," and you start singing along with him, your raised fist in the air as a sign of strength and unity? Right? Simply feed off of that energy and go make things happen!