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Why Frank Ocean Works (And So Many Others Don’t)

The answer here is simple.

Frank Ocean broke the rules.

Here’s how:

In 2011, Ocean took the biggest risk ever and spent his hard earned dollars (which could probably not be much) to put together a very focused, and near-perfect album titled nostalgia, ULTRA, and released it for free via Tumblr. A site that hosts nearly 60 million other blogs.

So, how does a relatively unknown person break the rules and get picked out of millions? Either wait to get picked (which is not likely), or pick yourself and know:

  1. Keep it simple.
  2. You don’t need permission to do great work.
  3. Appeal to a very small niche.
  4. Re-invent yourself (and your idea).
  5. Give one person something to believe in.
  6. No matter how much the world pushes you to blend in – be awkward.
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