Music Superstar Sade Nominated For Comeback Artist of The Year!

(Part 4) Layoffs, Makeovers & Comebacks: How Celebs Reinvent Their Careers – In 90 Days.

 Let’s vote! For comeback artist of the year. Nominees are: Sade, Maxwell, Monica, Miley Cyrus. And the winner is? Hold that thought. Even a reality show’s in the making. To help singing groups. Return to top billing. Still able to make hits? Cheers after a career sabbatical. Here’s to new and improved.

As seen on TV. With a product release. In a new package or scent. Fresh commercial appeal. Keeping it real. A lot of soul-searching. In the process of reinventing. Products get made-over. Careers start over. Artists pursue a do-over. Finding who you are. Helps you go far.

Switching careers. Spreading your wings. Taking a step back. Get a handle on things. Knowing what you want. To get out of life. Puts you on a path. For having the last laugh. Spending time in knowledge-building. Returning to college as an evening student. One semester at a time.

Have to figure out. Where you belong. Time passes and styles change. Gunning for a new salary range. All about market positioning. Lots of competition. From peers and younger performers. Maybe it’s time. To sell yourself differently. Less as an overachiever. More as an overcomer.

So Sade’s still hot. Maxwell helps you hit the spot. Monica’s back in the groove. Miley Cyrus makes a big screen move. Shaking off Hannah Montana linkage. For more of a grown and sexy image. Reinventing your game. Going from rookie to celebrity acclaim. Rising star to winner by far.

Hip Tip: Reinventing your career means turning a letdown, layoff or sabbatical into a fresh start from the heart.

Blog Talkback: Old-school vs. New-school. Throwback vs. Neo-soul. Does a new music artist appeal to you more than one who’s “new and improved?”

Conan Obrien’s The New Latenight Ka-Ching King?

(Part 3) Layoffs, Makeovers & Comebacks: How Celebs Reinvent Their Careers – In 90 Days

 40 million dollars! And a bottle of rum. Maybe champagne. To celebrate his new gig. With TBS. After leaving NBC. For the return of Leno. Something old. Something new. On the latenight tube. Obrien had time to vent. Now he’ll reinvent. Moving to cable. Thinking outside the “Network TV” box.

He’s breaking new ground. With competition all around. After being let go. Wants the world to know. Hasn’t lost his mojo. Lessons in career makeover. Or business rollover. Gotta brand your skills. Not about the money. What do you bring? To the marketplace or business space.

Sure, the money’s good. Obrien signs for 10 mil. Owns the copyrights. Good for merchandising. Given full creative freedom. To do his thing. FOX made a pitch. Talks ran into a hitch. Obrien went with cable. To niche his strengths. And build his media stable. TNT knows drama. But TBS… Very Funny

Reaching a younger audience. Advertising’s dollars and cents. Sending out tweets. Hearing back from his peeps. Lopez moves back an hour. TBS the next latenight power? Obrien’s gotten past the flack. NBC no longer on his back. A comedy tag-team. Not a get rich money stream.

The new Conan show. Not yet named. But a refresh to his game. He’s on the road. With standup comedy show. Returning to TV screen. Come November making more green. How dreams are made. Careers get paid. Winners make the grade. Only time will tell. If Obrien’s King of the trade.

Hip Tip: Reinventing your career means thinking outside the box and taking back your future.

Blog Talkback: Network TV competes against cable. Which one’s winning based on your favorite shows? 

What Oprah’s Next Adventure Means For Business.

(Part 2) Layoffs, Makeovers & Comebacks: How Celebs Reinvent Their Careers – In 90 Days.

 Just announced. Oprah’s Next Chapter. Coming to a TV set near you. On the Oprah Winfrey Network. As she reinvents her game. With a new network launch. Set for 1.1.11. And a primetime talk show. What’s it about? A question being asked. Maybe stories on finding workplace bliss.

She’s big. On TV, radio and in print. Taking charge. Thinking large. Building relationships. Showcasing greatness. Handling her business. Now she wants to change the stage. Challenge the fear. Make the choice. Between mediocrity and superiority. A constant battle. To show your mettle.

Look at her career. Going from local news anchor. To daytime Talk Queen. Launching Book Club stars. As well as national personalities. Like Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz and Rachel Ray. Living your best life. The basis of her brand. And theme for her professional calling. Best life experiences with inspiration.

Moving beyond the studio. Taking it to the streets. Where content meets culture. The look and feel. Keeping it real. The likes and dislikes. Doing it with zeal. The comings and goings. Of today’s chicks. And tomorrow’s flicks. Noone’s telling. Who’ll be on the new sofa yelling?

If she can dream it. She can do it! That’s the belief. Of those close to her empire. A good place to start. When reinventing yourself. More than a job. More than a career. But about living to the max. Paying your share of tax. Growing in key areas. Work, play and more fulfillment everyday. 

Hip Tip: Reinventing your career moves you closer to your calling, dreams and best life. 

Blog Talkback: Sex, controversy and gossip sells. So what’s the secret to Oprah’s longstanding market appeal?

Layoffs, Makeovers & Comebacks: How Celebs Reinvent Their Careers – In 90 Days

 What do Leno and Oprah have in common? Reinventing their careers. Oprah leaving her show. Leno returns to his late-night spot. Layoffs, makeovers and comebacks. Starting anew can be a daunting move. More like a soul-searching journey of personal discovery.

Sometimes it’s changing jobs. Shifting careers. Connecting vocation with occupation. Advance your education. Start a business. Take a sabbatical. There’s light at the end of the tunnel. A stronger command for skills and talents. Knowing what matters most. In personal and professional goals.

A leap of faith? Or at least some calculated risks. Involves visioning. Looking at yourself in the way that you could be. Taking the steps to become what you should be. Keep it moving. From visioning to building to networking to living. A sense of satisfaction. Happens when you dine out.

Menu of appetizers, entrées and desserts. Each entrée has a main dish. Chicken or beef or pork or fish. Supported by rice or other sides. Good looking food on plate. Service is on point. A ‘new and improved’ career outlook. As in an appealing entrée. Built around your main skill, attribute or market appeal.

Your ‘main thing’ with ‘professional sides.’ Different options for getting paid and being fulfilled. Career lines-up with a sense of purpose. More passion on the job. Feels like a better job match. Makes you good at what you do. And good at serving-up the best you. So go enjoy life desserts!

Hip Tip: A career setback might not be your fault, but it could be the reason or season to pursue the best in you.

Blog Talkback: Does it seem like celebrities have an easier time at reinventing their careers?