American record executive and businessman, Mathew Knowles dropped off some encouraging words of advice to prepare individuals for anything that can happen in life.
On Thursday morning, the 70-year-old former manager of famous daughters Beyoncé Knowles, 40, and Solange, 36, took to his official Twitter account to share an important lesson he taught the professional singers, that he will like others to learn.
He revealed that he taught the superstar singers from a young age to “practice failure”. According to him, he prepared them ahead to plan on what to do if something goes wrong while they are performing, so that they are never caught off guard.
“One thing I taught Beyoncé and Solange was to practice failure. We would practice how they’d respond if their microphone got cut off, if their shoes broke on stage, if the wrong song got queued in their performance set. Anything can happen and they were always prepared to have a response!
“I would like for you to consider the same lesson. Whether you’re a performer or artist, or an entrepreneur or professional, practice how you’ll respond in the event you fail. It’s a skill that can and should be developed!”
Solange, born Solange Piaget Knowles, is a singer/song-writer and performance artist who had several temporary moments as a backup dancer for R&B girl group Destiny’s Child, which featured her elder sister, Beyoncé.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (a.k.a. Beyoncé), rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child, one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. She’s considered as one of the world’s best-selling recording artists, having sold over 120 million records worldwide as a solo artist by 2010.
The superstar songstress and performer is the first solo artist to have their first six studio albums debut at number one on the Billboard 200.
In addition to the Grammy-winning artist’s various accolades, Beyoncé has collected more awards than any other singer, bringing in 28 Grammy Awards within her career.