You’ve heard it a thousand times and never thought twice about it.
A few seconds into the song “Roxanne” by The Police, there is an odd and out-of-place piano note. It sounds nothing like anything else in the song. That note shouldn’t be sitting there, yet there it sits… an awkward piece of rock history.
The story behind that famous note can help you in your career and your business.
It turns out that the lead singer of The Police, Sting, was taking a break during the recording session. He sat down on an open piano, and quite literally played the note with his ass. Seconds later, he broke out laughing seconds later upon realizing what he had done.
The band chose to leave the glaring mistake in the song.
What will you screw up today?
What mistake will you make that will change the world?
What accidental magic will you create simply by pushing yourself into unknown territory?
If you aren’t making mistakes like famous Sting’s ass-note, you aren’t messing around enough. And if you aren’t messing around, you’ll never build a better mousetrap.
Perfection is unnatural and has no place in the creative process.
Stop trying to be perfect, and see what cool things you can create when those shackles are broken.
The book Brand Like A Rock Star is filled with nuggets from rock history that can help you improve your brand, build a better business, and make more money. Order it now in paperback or digital download and start rockin’ right away.