Ne-Yo stresses that a lot of people know that they donâ€™t like their current job but donâ€™ t know what they really want to do.
“The whole ‘Oh I got time’.. no you donâ€™t. Tomorrow isnâ€™t promised to anyone,” said Ne-Yo.
Research what it will take to get there. â€śWe live in the information age. Get online, read up, get all the information on what you want to do so when you got the opportunity, you are ready. Hone your craft and know that it will not happen overnight. Anything worth it is not going to happen overnight,” said Ne-Yo.
Manage your money. â€śFor whatever reason, us as people, we get a little bit of money and we spend it like itâ€™s never going to go away and then when it does, we wonder where it went. You got to put the money back into your company, thatâ€™s how you make your money,” said Ne-Yo.
Work life balance is one of the toughest things you can face in any industry, especially if you are working on building a business. Ne-Yo is the proud father of a daughter Madilyn and son Mason, as well as the fiancĂ©eâ€™ of Monetta Shaw who is also the childrenâ€™s mother. Ne-Yo does his best to take some time off from work, even if it means turning off his phone for a day.
â€śIt takes a lot of understanding, as far as your family is concerned as well as your business partners,â€ť says Ne-Yo. â€śIâ€™d love to be there for every milestone in their life, but if I want their lives to go the way I need them to go, that canâ€™t be. Lord willing, the harder I work now, the less I have to work later on so hopefully I can spend more time with them.â€ť