“Don’t go through life, grow through life“
– Quote by Drake
3 Key Success Lessons From Drake’s Story:
Drake Learned To Express Himself, Which Gave Him A Creative Edge:
Drake stays true to himself, regardless of the media, or “what’s in style”. When Lil’ Wayne met with Drake, he told him to never get a tattoo because people like Drake for the way he is, in other words, he was telling Drake to stay himself and don’t try and cater to the masses. Drake ran with that advice and continues to make music the way he wants along with his own unique style and flow. Being yourself regardless of what others think is crucial for succeeding in any endeavor.
Drake Didn’t Allow Adversity To Effect Him:
Unlike most hip-hop artists, Drake was half Jewish, half African-American, and wasn’t even from the ghettos, which made it hard for him to portray a rap persona. However, he didn’t let the adversity get the best of him, but instead stuck to what he was passionate about. Even though the odds weren’t in his favor, he eventually rose to success. “Being different from everyone else just made me a lot stronger.”
Drake Utilized His Past Experiences To Create A Better Future:
Drake uses the lessons he’s learned from his past experiences for inspiring others around the world. Many of his songs are based on situations from the past. Having an optimistic attitude, Drake states that “If it’s good, it’s wonderful, if it’s bad, it’s experience…no regrets.” Drake pushed his music even while acting on the show DeGrassi, releasing his first mixtape as a side project. This mixtape sold 6,000 copies, from the money saved up, he created his own music video which sparked his career. This is the never “give up” mindset that allowed him to reach stardom.
“Life is like a confused teacher…first she gives the test and then teaches the lesson“ – Quote by Drake
Little Known Success Fact:
It may be apparent to you that Drake was on Degrassi before becoming a hip-hop phenomenon, however, before he hit the lime light, he used the money he saved up from acting and created his own music video. In fact, he became the first Canadian artist to ever have a music video on BET without even being signed. Investing in your vision pays off big.
“It’s never too late to realize what’s important in your life and it’s never wrong to fight for it” – Quote by Drake
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