You’ve probably never heard of the band Kara’s Flowers. They were a mid-’90s pop group that flopped instantly and were dropped by their label just a month after their first album came out. The group then added a guitarist, changed their style of music, and recast one member as its front man, giving the band a different look, feel, and sound. That lead singer? A guy named Adam Levine. And the “new” band (read: the original one with a few small yet significant changes) became Maroon 5. They have since sold more than 17 million albums worldwide.
It doesn’t matter if you like their music or not (although your girlfriend probably does), the Maroon 5 example illustrates how simple adjustments can lead to a complete overhaul, turning something (or someone) from a lost cause to a must-have. Like millions of other New Year’s resolutioners, you’re probably hoping to evolve into a new and better man in 2014, and we have the plan to make that possible.