Michael B Jordan & Chloe Kim Have Fans Under a Spell of Excitement from Seeing Their Dreams Go Big

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This year’s Sports Illustrated cover model has been named and guess who’s smiling? Yes, Danielle Herrington is smiling from the beach to the bank. She’s not the only one with a wide grin. So is Michael B. Jordan who got the chance to congratulate Herrington. So is Chloe Kim who won gold at the Olympics.

Jordan is also smiling as he gears up for the grand release of the Black Panther movie. He and his acting cohorts are excited that the movie is already breaking pre-sales box office records. Kim is getting her smiles on for being the first ever female American winner in the Olympic event of Snowboarding.

Jordan and Kim seem to have fans under a spell of excitement from seeing their dreams go big. Everywhere you go people are talking about the movie and about Kim’s performance. Not to mention that Jordan put on muscle-mass for the role and Kim’s achievement celebrates the American Dream.

Their success reminds us of how dreams can go big with a fresh sense of purpose and a refreshed surge of passion. Jordan has been steadily building his cred with acting roles in Fruitvale Station and Creed. Kim waited four years at representing the U.S. since she was too young to make the last Olympic team.

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They’ve got us feeling like a nation under a dream that comes with its own storyline. Maybe that’s one reason why so many are looking forward to seeing the movie. Whether it’s about the story of rising to power or the power in their stories fans want to keep a winning feeling going or find their own groove.

The movie buzz isn’t just about action spots but also about the Black Panther Challenge. Celebrities and everyday people are pulling together to get as many kids to see the movie. They hope something rubs off that’s more than a spell. We learn from Jordan and Kim that going from small roles to tall goals means:

  1. Leaving something behind.

The story behind their success is one of focus and perseverance. They kept at it even when things took a hit. But it’s also one of leaving something behind. Jordan left his hometown of Newark for the Tinseltown of Hollywood. Kim’s parents left South Korea so that she’d have opportunities beyond her wildest dreams.

  1. Preparing for something ahead.

In leaving something behind, they were also preparing for something ahead. It’s sometimes said that luck is where preparation meets-up with opportunity. Sure they might have had some lucky breaks along the way. But preparing helped them leave their comfort zone in order to experience their mojo zone.

  1. Taking skills to the next level.

During the waiting period between Olympics, Kim kept working on her game. She worked on some things to get her performance moving closer to perfection. Jordan has also been working on his skills as a Director through his own production company. Taking skills to the next level helps make us built to last.

  1. Making the dream yours.

The Black Panther character first appeared in comic books in 1966. Kim first appeared on the Olympics radar in 2014. Here we are in 2018 and there’s a movie built around the character and an Olympic feat tied to Kim. Things take longer for some compared to others but making the dream yours is real.

These days some folks have more reasons to smile. Some are smiling about Sports Illustrated’s cover and inside pages. For Jordan it’s in upcoming roles already lined-up. Kim has lots of Olympic years ahead of her. When things get stressful they help us turn-up the happy seeing their dreams go big or go legend.

Tip: When things get stressful, successful people turn-up the happy with fresh purpose, refreshed passion and seeing dreams go big or go legend.

Talkback: Which character in the Black Panther movie could have its own spinoff some day?

Tracks: Ashanti ft Ja Rule – Happy – https://youtu.be/MrCsubL_OSQ

American Authors – Go Big or Go Home – https://youtu.be/dUZoK20_KYQ

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Fast & Furious’ @Tyrese and Biz Mogul Richard Branson Face Different Challenges for Next-Level Living! – #WUWECAST

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (Old-School Flava)

Know someone who just had a birthday? If so they’re one year older and wiser. That’s how it feels when celebrating your next milestone is less about age and more about experiences. Maybe that’s why actor/singer Tyrese and Richard Branson from Virgin Group face different challenges for next-level living.

Branson who turned 65 said “I can assure you I have no plans to retire. I can’t imagine not working, as I’ve never seen work as work and play as play – it’s all just living.” It’s really how game changers, dream chasers and glass-ceiling breakers keep things fun. They stretch themselves in mind, body and spirit.

While not in the same league, Tyrese’s challenge is getting airplay on mainstream radio. He doesn’t put limits on his career and thinks it’s not fair for others to put limits on his music. His success has spanned music, movies and television. His vision is to stretch his music appeal beyond a genre-specific brand.

Branson’s a guy with business savvy most of his life. In some circles he’s called a serial entrepreneur having a hand in various biz ventures. Beyond music stores and a global airline, Branson’s now poised to commercialize space travel. They both take time to celebrate life as they soar into the record books.

Plus, they’re plugged-in to social media as Branson’s taking ideas for 65 challenges he’ll tackle in the next year. One challenge he’s already finished is sitting still for 65 minutes. For the busy person he is, that wasn’t easy. He posted a selfie doing so as he enjoyed the scene on his private island view.

They’ll use these challenges to inspire others to capture their dreams and pamper their souls. So, in the end, we all might affirm the words of Oprah, another icon in the game who said “My confidence comes from knowing there is a Force, a Power greater than myself, that I am a part of and is also a part of me.”

Groove-Track: American Authors – ‘Go Big or Go Home’ – https://youtu.be/dUZoK20_KYQ

Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (New-School Flava)

Know someone having a birthday bash? The young’uns hope to get some cash. If so they’re one year older. Better yet another year wiser. That’s how it feels for a milestone. Less about age, but being in the zone. So Richard Branson and Tyrese face a challenge that’s here. Dude this is serious but have no fear.

Branson turned 65 and lights a fire. Says “I can assure you, no plans to retire.” Really can’t imagine not even working. Work as work and play as play – it’s all living. How game changers and dreamers stay on the run. As they and glass-ceiling breakers keep things fun. Stretching mind, body and spirit in the sun.

While not in the same game. Tyrese wants to maximize his name. To get airplay on mainstream radio. Is what he’d like to hear in stereo. Doesn’t put limits on his career track. Thinks it’s not fair to be held back. His success spans music, movies and TV. Vision to stretch music branding beyond Urban AC.

Branson’s a guy with savvy and smarts. Most of his life he’s played many parts. Serial entrepreneur with lots of ventures. Travels the world in wild adventures. Beyond music stores and global airliner. Poised as first space travel entertainer. It’s how they celebrate and soar. Into record books but who’s keeping score.

Checking ideas from social media page. Vast followers across the world stage. For 65 challenges Branson tackles for kicks. Got no reason for playing tricks. One’s already done just to show. Sitting still 65 minutes, a pain you know. That wasn’t easy for him to do. Posted a selfie from his private island view.

Both hope to inspire others at least. To capture dreams, pamper souls and rally the beast. Some put confidence in a Force or Power to be contender. That’s something else a few others might remember. So in the end like Oprah we’ll get to see. As icon in the game that Force is part of you and me.

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Tip: A challenge is nothing more than having a goal, a dream or a deadline to rise to the next-level in your prime.

Talkback: How do you challenge yourself and keep things fun?

Groove-Tracks: Kindred and the Family Soul – ‘Far Away’ – https://youtu.be/wdODuw5SZnE

Pitbull ft Chris Brown  – ‘Fun’ – https://youtu.be/jKbR7u8J5PU

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Thinks 3am is the Best Time to Hit the Brand Spot #WUWECAST

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (Old-School Flava)

In presidential campaigns the idea of the ‘3AM phone call’ is a big deal. Some candidates have used it as a way to separate themselves from their opponent. They might even use it as part of their political branding. Well, Sean ‘Puff Daddy’ Combs thinks 3AM is the best time to hit the brand spot.

Combs released the ‘3AM’ perfume fragrance to add to his business empire. He tells LA Confidential magazine “Honestly, I’ve never been someone who does just one thing; that’s not who I am,” He says “Life’s way too short. My goal has always been to excel in every direction and in a monumental way.”

The brand spot for Combs started as a rapper. He choose that as his ‘lane in the game’ and line of work because of his love for music. After a few years of mixing things up as a record company executive and artist promoter, Combs launched the ‘Sean John’ clothing line as the new ‘cool-sexy-swag’ in apparel.

In between photo shoots and media appearances Combs is busy running his cable channel REVOLT. It’s a place for him to keep his love for music alive. It also vibes with his brand spot as a marketing guru and trendsetting promoter. Combs is in the zone when he’s making his passion ‘do what it do.’

He’s gone through stage names as often as he’s expanded into new ventures. First it was Puff Daddy, then Puffy, P. Diddy and just Diddy. It’s like he has a name for each season of his brand-ability. Combs says his style has gone more classic, career has more purpose and his brand has become ultra global.

Groove-Track: American Authors – ‘Believer’ – https://youtu.be/DYj40-cZ5vI

Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (New-School Flava)

Presidential campaigns are abuzz. Some candidates running on what wuz. The ‘3AM’ phone call a big deal. Used as a tactic for keeping it real. A way to separate from others in the running. Something that’s part of political branding. Well, Sean ‘Puff Daddy’ Combs sees 3AM as best time for winning.

New perfume fragrance for romantic fire. And to add to his mega biz empire. Tells magazine he’s never been cut-out for one thing. Doesn’t mind having more bounce and bling. That’s not who he is from jump. Life’s short to be down in the dump. Goal to excel in every direction. By growing in industry connection.

Brand spot for Combs began as a rapper. Yea he wasn’t born with a silver platter. His ‘lane in the game’ and line of work. His love for music beyond a clerk. Mixing it up as record exec and promoter-in-chief. For many artists he was their relief. Launched clothing line before Pharrell. As new ‘cool-sexy-swag’ apparel.

Between photo shoots and another media stop. He’s busy making fashion and music pop. With an eye on REVOLT cable channel vibe. Helps keep his love for music alive. In the zone as marketing guru and trendsetter. Making his passion ‘do what it do’ like a go-getter.

Mariah Carey was once on his label. Many others coming from his stable. Gone through stage names with each venture. Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy and Diddy adventure. As if each name was for a season. But brand-ability the main reason. Classis style and ultra global hot. Career on purpose to hit the brand spot.

Diddy2Tip: Hitting the ‘brand spot’ is good for going from today’s career to tomorrow’s pioneer.
Talkback: Diddy vs. Dr. Dre as music moguls: Who’s the man?
Groove-Tracks: Owl City ft. Aloe Blacc – ‘Verge’ – https://youtu.be/nYCURBSSyXw

Mariah Carey – ‘Infinity’ – https://youtu.be/DO1CQhwCiG0

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Taylor Swift’s Music Career Had Something That the Tabloids Aren’t Talking About – #WUWECAST

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LOL Tube – Got Funny?


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Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (Old-School Flava)

Not many artists can say they’ve seen platinum three times in a row! That’s the case for Taylor Swift as her last three albums sold over one million copies. Her most recent album ‘1989’ was the highest selling album by any artist in years. Plus, her music career had something that the tabloids aren’t talking about.

Rolling Stones Magazine’s Rob Sheffield says Swift is a fantastic performer. Her songs come from the heart which is why her fan-club ‘Swifties’ so connect. Swift’s road to pop icon started out in country music. Her story gives a glimpse of career milestones that come from being real, ready and resolved.

At the recent ACM Awards, Swift’s mom gave props to her daughter’s rise up the charts and in the industry. The moment was full of emotion considering it was revealed that her mother’s battling cancer. In receiving the milestone award, both mom and daughter took time to cherish the journey.

It’s one where Swift had the chance to choose between trailblazing and farm-raising. She spent a part of her early years involved with tree farming. Along the way she developed her interest in music and performed on weekends. At age 14 her family moved to Nashville which was the start of bigger things.

Swift made news recently for pulling the plug on her relationship with the streaming service Spotify. She’s joining forces with Jay-Z’s Tidal Wave instead. Whether in business, sports or politics, tomorrow’s icons, moguls and mavericks get real, get ready and get resolve as a glimpse to their future career milestones.

Groove-Track: Rihanna – ‘American Oxygen’ –

Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (New-School Flava)

Not many artists can say. They’ve earned music’s platinum pay. Taylor Swift did so and more. Millions of downloads from the iTunes store. Most recent with ‘1989’ album drop. And the hits just don’t stop. Highest selling album in years. Tabloids know something else but think who cares.

Rolling Stones Writer says Swift’s fantastic. As a songwriter she’s blog-tastic. Songs come straight from the heart. Is why fan-club ‘Swifties’ won’t part. Road to pop icon began in country. Now’s she’s selling albums in bounty. Her’s a glimpse in career milestone. Being real, ready and resolved down to the bone.

During recent ACM Awards shout-out. Swift’s mom gave props for her clout. Rising up the charts and into the record books. Industry leader in sales and image looks. Moment full of emotion as mom battles cancer. Swift in the audience the usual dancer. So mom gets to cherish success journey of her daughter.

Swift simply shows she’s a trailblazer. Choosing that over being a farm-raiser. Spent early days with growing trees. Now she lives large and smiles ‘cheese.’ Grew her music chops on the strings. From age 14 karaoke gigs to Nashville club flings. Now a bonafide celebrity doing big things.

Made news recently for pulling the plug. Spotify no longer gets a hug. Joining forces with Jay-Z’s Tidal Wave crew. That should give music lovers something to chew. Whether in biz, sports, politics or school. ‘Got next’ icons, moguls and mavericks know the rule. It’s real, ready, resolved so don’t be no fool.

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Tip: When all else fails just be real, go for what you want and somehow the rest falls in place.
Talkback: Do artists have a legitimate ‘beef’ about getting paid their fair share in royalties?
Groove-Tracks: Selena Gomez – ‘Love You Like a Love Song’ –   

American Authors – ‘Best Day of My Life’ –

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