Simon Cowell Going For Broke After Idol.

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

 Simon Cowell saying goodbye. To the show he brought to America. Idol became very popular. Crossing the pond. After starting in England. Wants to reinvent himself. His role has run its course. Plans to do it again. With a new show called X-Factor. Betting on his success? Text 1 for yes, 2 for no.

A slip in the ratings. No longer the most watched. Was that his reason for leaving? Not quite. Feels he’s maxed out the learning. Maybe even the earning. He’s become bored. Difficult to hide. Even-though he has enjoyed the ride. No longer a sense of discovery. Not about the money.

Cowell likes the buzz. Keeps people talking. Many comment on his personality. Tough but sometimes nasty. Others talk about his style. Should be reported. To the fashion authority. But Cowell doesn’t care as much. What people think. As long as genius in creativity. Puts $$$ in the bank.

He admits past mistakes. Having lost it all before. Once wearing designer clothing. Driving nice cars. But needing to move back home. After going broke. Bad blow to his ego. Which explains why he’s so honest. Separating the trees from the forest. The future stars from the weakest.

A continuing search. To find the next big talent. That’s what makes him content. Knows there are no guarantees. But consistently aims to please. Those who invest. Hoping for the best. Those who will watch. To see if he passes the test. Reality TV lessons. On reinventing your blessings.  

Hip Tip: Reinventing your career means being honest about when it’s time to move on to a new sense of discovery.

Blog Talkback: Can Simon Cowell do it again with a new show or is his ego about to blow?

Hip Hop Artist ‘TI’ Puts Money In The Bank.

(Part 7) Layoffs, Makeovers & Comebacks: How Celebs Reinvent Their Careers – In 90 Days.

 Give me a T. Give me an I. What’s that spell? TI, as in the rapper. Give me a T-I-G-E-R. As in the golfer. One’s from the ‘hood. One’s named Woods. Both played with fire. Now trying to go higher. TI leaves the lockup. Tiger gets the rehab hook-up. From boys to men. Wanting to shine again.

It’s what happens after a setback. For personal reasons. Or the end of an employment season. Gotta admit. There’s room for improvement. If you want to see career movement. TI takes responsibility. For losing his sensibility. Tiger owns up to cheating. After his popularity takes a beating.

What’s your bread and butter? Not talking about supper. But about that which makes you better. Than any other go-getter. Time to revisit. Be in it to win it. Let passion come alive. In your 9 to 5. TI returns to the studio. Tiger’s back on the course. Where love for life. Comes through most.

Selling records. Puts money in the bank. Winning championships. Raises a golfer’s rank. TI hopes to keep his nose clean. During and after probation. Tiger re-commits. To his faith and first love. A fresh career journey. Looks hard to do. But good karma. Makes dreams come true.

The horizon looks bright. Once you’ve seen the light. Wake up and live. There’s riches in how you give. Your best on and off the job. Turn learning power into earning power. Wrong attitude into a sense of gratitude. Remember, much props to Big G (o-d). Who gave you life for free. 

Hip Tip: Reinventing your career means finding new ways to shine like old times and living the best of times.

Blog Talkback: Everybody deserves a second chance, so how should TI or Tiger use theirs to make a difference?

Janet Jackson Says Yes To New Streams Of Income.

(Part 6) Layoffs, Makeovers & Comebacks: How Celebs Reinvent Their Careers – In 90 Days.

 Janet Jackson tweets her respects. To the passing of Lena Horne. Whose artistry, beauty and strength. Will continue to live on. Are they similar? Both said yes. To grown and sexy streams of income. Had to reinvent themselves. From acting to singing to activism. Secrets to career longevity.

As seen in Hollywood. And the music business. Careers can take a hit. Is Janet no longer releasing albums? Thinks the marketplace has changed. Prefers singles instead. It’s the itunes way. Doing more acting. Sort of a rewind. To her 227 sitcom days. Long-time love. But Perry Studios paycheck.

Dancing her way to success. J-lo the Latina Diva. And big screen Chica. She’s had to relearn a thing or two. About showcasing her roots. Doing-it-up contemporary. Living-it-up musically. With the release of hot soundtracks. Movies and beats with impact. For dancers and romancers. 

Hats off to Victoria Rowell. Taking a page from the Young and Restless. A former foster child herself. Now telling the story. Of moving her life to higher glory. Shows there’s still room to roll. Even after life’s taken its toll. Giving thanks for another day. As they reintroduce themselves. In a new and fresh way.

Lena Horne’s gone. But not to be forgotten. From her years as an entertainer. Actress, Singer and Activist. New York’s Cotton Club at age 16. To the March on Washington in 1963. So reinvent yourself, or else. To stay in demand. Horne’s a good example. For those following her lead.

Hip Tip: Reinventing your career means getting back to your roots to start new money-making shoots.

Blog Talkback: Has the marketplace changed where you buy more music singles than albums?

William Shatner Makes Money Selling The Best Price.

(Part 5) Layoffs, Makeovers & Comebacks: How Celebs Reinvent Their Careers – In 90 Days.

 Where are they now? Long time heartthrobs and sex symbols. Starring with lynn Redgrave and Elizabeth Taylor. Even as a crime fighting duo. Now they’re product pitchmen. Paul Michael Glaser from Starsky & Hutch. William Shatner and Denzel Washington. Alter-ego makeovers?

Athletes go from draft to mvp. Developing their game. Growing in fame. Becoming a household name. Working professionals go from job to career. From career to vocation. Making money. Having esteem. In the ideal occupation. Where passion and purpose come together. For the right situation.

Hollywood studs like Robert Wagner. Reinventing themselves. Just goes to show. Careers can have a second life. Sometimes actors get a new wife. Happens on the big screen. Falling for a beauty queen. Returning in a sequel. Retelling their story. With better results. Truly sensational!

One-time TV/movie hunks. Still showing some spunk. Star Trek’s Shatner selling flights. Starsky solving debt consolidation. Denzel on Broadway. Wagner selling reverse mortgages. The perfect career substitute. It’s how some celebs make a later start.

Writing their biography. Reliving some old glory. Supporting Oprah’s Angel Network. Harnessing their net worth. The prime years have come and gone. But not forgotten. The Pope strives for Sainthood. Celebs use their foundations to do good. All in a career’s journey. A timeless lifestory.

Hip Tip: Reinventing your career means letting your alter-ego rise like an eagle.

Blog Talkback: Would you still support your favorite celeb even if what they’re pitching doesn’t interest you?