Tyler Perry’s Movies & Plays Continue to Pack the House!

(Part 2) Reinvent Your Game, Future-Proof Your Dreams: (Old-School Flava)
How Celebs & Pros Go from Played-out to Poppin’ Again!

 Tyler Perry receives high praise for his artistry! With a number of stage plays and movies under his belt, Perry is now considered one of Hollywood’s A-listers. But it wasn’t always peaches and cream. Perry has gone through the valley before reaching the mountaintop. For him, having fun is all in a day’s work.

Imagine your life coming to a screeching halt, whether through layoff or other setback. Well, Perry can relate. After an “aha moment” watching Oprah, he began writing a daily journal. This later became his magic bullet. Perry used his writings for self-reflection and began turning them into stage productions.

His first stage show was a flop. Perry re-grouped. His persistence and perseverance paid-off. Perry learned something from black comics. He moved his shows around the “chitlin’ circuit.” These were venues that welcomed Black performers. It’s how many have gone from no-name to their niche-game.

Perry became a fun-loving, gun-toting, hell-raising Granny named Madea. We’ve seen this a time or two in Hollywood. But nobody does it like Madea. Perry’s example shows that your niche-game starts with what’s already in your hand. For Perry it was a journal that he re-wrote and turned into a script.

He shows how reinventing yourself involves re-writing your script. His body of work is no laughing matter. Perry’s gone from no-name to his niche-game to household fame. He’d be the first to say it wasn’t easy. But as Granny would say to me growing up in Jamaica, “if yu want anyting good, yu nose have fi run.”


(Part 2) Reinvent Your Game, Future-Proof Your Dreams: (New-School Flava)
How Celebs & Pros Go from Played-out to Poppin’ Again!

Tyler Perry receives high praise. He’s made more money than School Daze. With stage plays and movies under his belt. His life-story is truly heartfelt. Perry has become a Hollywood A-lister. Some people prefer to call him Mister. At one time living like the homeless. Now having fun showcasing his prowess.

His life came to a screeching halt. Sure enough wasn’t his fault. Watching Oprah gave him an “aha moment.” He started writing a journal in silent. This later became his secret weapon. As he wrote down a daily lesson. Sometimes used for self-reflection. Later becoming a stage production.

His first stage play was a flop. That didn’t cause him to stop. Kept his eyes on rising to the top. Learning from those before him. Success doesn’t happen on a whim. Moving his plays around the “chitlin’ circuit.” As Black Comics did with their toolkit. Going from being a no-name. To promoting their niche-game.

It has happened in Hollywood before. Like Mrs. Doubtfire movie score. But nobody does it like Madea Simmons. Fearless of any police summons. A gun-toting, hell-raising Granny. Not intended to be a model Nanny. Perry went from niche to becoming rich. By rewriting his journal and marketing his itch.

What would Granny say? About reinventing yourself today? Start re-writing your script. Turn your past into something hip. Set your passion free. Perseverance is key. Look to your hand. As the magic wand. Go from no-name. To having a niche-game. Use your household fame. To help others do the same.

Tip: Reinventing yourself means turning what’s in your hand into a few hundred grand.

Talkback: What did Granny say to you as a child that makes lots of sense today?

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