Dream Realization: Wisdom and Insights From Will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas

July 25, 2012

A Day In The Life: Will.i.am

There’s a new series I found on Hulu called A Day In The Life. Their first episode showcases a day in the life of billionaire Richard Branson.

So far, I’ve only watched Richard Branson, Girl Talk, Will.i.am and Timothy Ferriss. Besides offering a glimpse into each of their lives, there are some good nuggets of wisdom i take away from. Even if it’s not something they said, it could be how they go about doing things, how they interact with others, their mannerisms, etc. The shows are disappointingly short – less than 25 minutes long.

In series one, episode 3, they follow around Will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas fame.

Will.i.am seems quite grounded and humble in his success which he has worked long and hard at. The show catches up with him while the Peas are performing in Paris. In the car, he is amazed at how once upon a time it was all just in his head and now 10s of 1000s of people are waiting to hear them play.

He also expressed qualities that helped him get to where he is today:

  • Dedication
  • Focus
  • Discipline
  • Patience
  • Passion for his craft
  • Thick skin – have had to endure a whole bunch, heart broken, screwed in business deals, etc. But through all that learning to turn those negatives into positives.

Finally, he says why he was able to accomplish these things is due to his close friends who trust and support each other. Having good people around you is one of the cardinal rules to reach your goals.