Where in The World is Dave Chappelle These Days?

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

 Stuck on stupid! That may be how some described Dave Chappelle when he left his Comedy Central gig six years ago. It was a shock to see him walk away from big money. But Chappelle was at a crossroads. He wanted to give his all to something that made him stand tall. So where is he now?

He’s been sighted on the West Coast circuit. It seems he’s returned to his stand-up roots. People leave jobs they hate and pursue new careers that make them great, all the time. For some it’s a sort of sabbatical where they get to reinvent themselves. Chappelle might be missing-in-action for a reason.

It’s almost as if he decided to man-up. No more selling his soul. He wanted to do his thing without feeling chained. Sometimes this happens during mid-life crisis. People go through a period where they decide to live their dreams to the best of their ideals. So what was the wake-up call for Chappelle?

Only he knows. But normally, a wake-up call is when you decide to be true to yourself. It might come before or after a period that made you wise-up. You no longer live just to get by. Your living has a renewed sense of purpose. Your life has greater value in self-worth and maybe even net worth.

That’s what happens as you reinvent yourself to CEO of Me Inc. Your livelihood is more than just a job. It is seen from the viewpoint of a business. Your skills are not just something you list on a résumé. Instead they’re packaged as a brand. This is when life’s journey becomes like a best-selling open book.   


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

Believe it or not, it was six years ago. Dave Chappelle ditched his popular cable show. Leaving Comedy Central Gig. Some miss seeing him in a wig. Was it about being stuck on stupid? Or Did Chappelle get smitten by cupid? Walking away from big money. At a crossroads between milk and honey.

Preferring to give his all. To something that made him stand tall. Recently seen at a West Coast club. Doing comedy, not the rub-a-dub. Returning to his stand-up roots. Instead of wearing navy-blue suits. Taking a sabbatical to pave the way. Maybe to reinvent himself and live another day.

Looks like he decided to man-up. No more selling his soul, taking time to wake-up. He wanted to do his thing. Without feeling chained to corporate bling. This happens for some during mid-life. They leave home without telling the wife. Taking another shot to live their dream. Rising to the top like Irish cream.

So what was the wake-up call? His career wasn’t in a free-fall. It’s in choosing to be true. Living each day to become the best you. Deciding to wise-up now not later. No more living to get by, but be greater. Giving life a renewed sense of meaning. With more self-worth or net worth greening.

That’s how you reinvent your game. To reach CEO of Me Inc. fame. Your livelihood more than money as a clerk. It’s seen as a business or vocational work. Your skills no longer just a list. It’s more like a brand with a twist. Life’s journey deserves a second look. In order to become a best-selling open book.

Tip: Reinventing yourself means doing what it takes to be bold before you miss-out, grow old or go cold.

Talkback: Has Dave Chappelle missed-out like Arsenio Hall or do they still have time for a comeback?

Coming Soon: “Star Power Upload: Why Mentors, Role Models and a few Sidekicks Make You Shine!”

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