Tyra Banks & Tyler Perry Spill the Beans on a New Season of Success for Any Career Path or Field of Dreams

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The pre rollout of TVs fall season line-up has some new shows and returning favorites. The promos for Empire and Star, Chicago Fire and The Voice are already in regular rotation. Most advertisers have probably been lined-up. There’re lots of fans who’re thinking ‘I can’t wait’ for things to get popping.

As announcements unfold, so too will word on the new iPhone. The buzz is building as Apple is set to unveil its new gizmo. When you think about today’s modern tech devices it boils down to whether they’re powered by Android, IOS or some other smart system. So what does it mean to be powered by ‘#Flow?’

It’s a question Tyler Perry and Tyra Banks help us answer from their showbiz journey. Perry’s mojo went from the ‘ashes to the stashes’ in becoming a major player. The nitty gritty of their career path and field of dreams is in how they’ve experienced flow as ‘fuller levels of wow’ moments in their Hollywood rise.

Perry’s story relates to everyday folks in a simple way. His was built around strong faith and inner resolve. I’ve seen that in my own life in what I like to describe as ‘4th down and 10’ wow moments. It’s where when your back’s against the wall, the big ‘G’o-d (original divine) sends a play that moves your dream along.

These days Tyra’s been hosting America’s Got Talent, a program that helps others achieve their showbiz dreams. She took over hosting duties after making a name and brand for herself on America’s Next Top Model. The factor both TV shows have in common is getting us to ask the question, ‘what makes you lit?’

Usually, the things that make us ‘lit’ are found in our gifts and talents. Plus, they also make us flow. For Tyra as a former model, beyond the physical beauty appeal, the thing that makes her lit is her presence. For Perry, the thing that makes him lit is his writing genius. These ‘lit factors’ keep serving them well.

Just think about the ‘lit factors’ in music, movies and mainstream culture and how flow plays a big part. So for example, whether it’s about sex, sports or success, we get our juices flowing from envisioning, practicing and performing our best moves. That’s where memories get made and dreams get paid.

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For Perry, he tells the story of producing his first stage play where nobody showed up. He could have decided to shut down his dream but didn’t because of his faith and resolve. He went back at it a few more times with similar results. Fast forward to things today and we see the outcome and wisdom he’s gained.

As if to remind me of my own career path and field of dreams, I’ve seen some of those moments too. I’ve held events at venues where no one showed. I’ve been using my gift for years writing blogs where no one talks back. But these experiences have helped me find flow from faith to lit to outcome to wisdom.

Among the moments of hit or miss, win or loss there’re those exciting times in ‘fuller levels of wow.’ The wisdom gained has helped me see flow similar to how Perry & Tyra might tell it. Whether on the career path or field of dreams, it’s about experiencing moments of bliss on the road to a life of happiness.

Tip: A new season of success on the career path or field of dreams means envisioning, practicing and performing your best moves with your juices flowing in the grooves.

Talkback: What does it take to improve your ‘lit factor’ in order to experience fuller levels of wow moments?

Tracks: Vanessa Williams – Happiness – https://youtu.be/1p1bpby7i-A

Akon – I Can’t Wait – https://youtu.be/LLVzrG0JpNY

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Tyra Banks & Steve Harvey: Taking the Showbiz Stage in Different ‘Hosted by’ Roles #BigTimeUniversity

#BigTimeUniversity – “Small Talk, Street Dreams, Next Level”

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LOL Tube – Got Funny ( or Just Fun!)

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Hotstepping’ – Get Jiggy, Get Woke!”
A Cool Way for Flexing Style, Game & Soul in How We Roll (Old-School Flava)

Looks like another ABC Bachelor got hooked, well, sort of. The finale of potential lovers was filled with the usual ceremonies. Many romance hopes got dashed but other opportunities got cashed. Not to be left out is America’s Got Talent and Little Big Shots with Tyra Banks & Steve Harvey in different ‘hosted by’ roles.

Banks is set to replace Nick Cannon and shared with E! News that “I love how AGT brings that feeling into everyone’s home, capturing the best of people who come out and give it their all to make those big, fierce and outrageous dreams come true.” It’s a case of being born to be wild or born to be awesome.

Both Harvey and Banks started their rise on different tracks, he as a comic and she as a model. They’ve gradually built their reputations in showbiz proving what can be achieved by being good in your lane. They might even agree that competition is no sweat, threat or fret when you ‘just do you’ in a freeing way.

Banks is best known for her days as a Talk Show Host and as ‘smize queen’ on ‘Next Top Model.’ Meanwhile Harvey has turned his Standup Comedy days into a TV hosting bonanza. They’ve spread their wings and made career moves by taking their main gifting and creative positioning to new market levels.

Harvey’s had visible mess-ups in the public eye and Banks had hers too. About her new gig she says “Since I was a little girl, I’ve been obsessed with grandiose acts and performers who make the seemingly impossible possible.” They bloom by going from imaginary to legendary and being good for the long haul.

Groove-Track: India Arie – Just Do You – https://youtu.be/qXpaJMg3q8I

Theme:–The Year of ‘Hotstepping’ – Get Jiggy, Get Woke!”
A Cool Way for Flexing Style, Game & Soul in How We Roll (New-School Flava)

Another ABC Bachelor gives the look. Another wife-to-be gets the hook. Well, sort of is what some think. As the season finale ended on a blink. Many romance hopes got dashed. Other opportunities got cashed. AGT and Little Big Shots for sure. Tyra Banks and Steve Harvey are back for more.

Banks taking Nick Cannon spot. And bring her dose of hot. Saying how AGT gives that feeling. In everyone’s home floor to ceiling. With the best from people we dig. Giving their all to make it big. Fierce, outrageous dreams and then some. Born to be wild or better yet awesome.

Both started on different tracks. How far they’ve come with the punch each packs. He as a comic, she a model in & out. Makes people wanna jump and shout. Built showbiz game by doing. How being in your lane’s good for wooing. Where competition is no threat or sweat. Just ‘do you’ in a freeing way, no fret.

Banks from her Talk Show days. Getting her share of industry praise. As ‘smize queen’ from ‘Top Model’ gig. Not letter talent die as cursed fig. Harvey from standup comedy shows. To TV hosting bonanza rows. Spread their wings with career moves. That put them in new grooves. What gifting & positioning proves.

They’ve had visible public mess-ups. Didn’t stop them from their bless-ups. In her new AGT fam Banks sees. Caring celebs that aim to please. As a little girl she obsessed in those. Whose grandiose acts were beauty like a rose. Performers who make the impossible possible. And bloom into doing the incredible.

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Tip: It takes a mustard seed of talent to bloom into a beautiful rose and become the ‘next top something’.

Talkback: Which gets your vote for being the best unscripted: AGT or Little Big Shots?

Groove-Tracks: Wale ft Stokley Williams  – The Bloom – https://youtu.be/lRBDzoEeDPw

Avicii – Levels – https://youtu.be/_ovdm2yX4MA

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Prince Harry & Simon Cowell Made a Deal with Fans for Shifting Gears into a New Grind #BigTimeUniversity

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LOL Tube – Got Funny? 

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine with Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (Old-School Flava)

Prince Harry is coming to America yet again! This time it’s for the Invictus Games where wounded warriors compete in sports. The last time Harry was here TMZ photos had him in a bind. Simon Cowell is coming back to America too. So he and Harry made a deal with fans for shifting gears into a new grind.

Cowell joins the Judges Panel on America’s Got Talent (AGT). About his new role he tells the Hollywood Reporter “When you’re there, when you discover a star … you’ll never forget that moment.” They remind us of the best thing about having the most fun, games and value as a team player or business leader.

After spending 10 years in the British Army, Harry wanted to find ways to honor those he served with who were injured. So the idea of the Invictus Games was brought to life in 2014. While some might be dealing with a loss in their physical or mental condition, the event gives them a way to re-imagine their potential.

Harry hopes this will inspire people everywhere on expanding their options. For Cowell, his return to the American scene is a kind of professional reboot. He’s the creator/producer of AGT and many other talent programs. He feels it’s some good times wishing on a star, to follow dreams where they are in going far.

The thing that makes them similar yet different is their approach to reinventing themselves. Harry has changed the perception since his Vegas visit, while Cowell continues to change the game in TV ratings. It’s a lesson for pros, regular Jane’s & Joe’s on those special fun moments at work or in everyday roles.

Groove-Track: The Cover Girls – Wishing on a Star – https://youtu.be/kmmV60P5wgo

Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine With Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (New-School Flava)

The Prince is coming to town. Harry’s showing he’s grown. Here for Invictus Games with friends. Supporting them to the ends. Wounded warriors compete in sports. Helps them manage the hurts. Simon Cowell back at it too. They’re being tried and true. In showing fans a new grind. Long after a past bind.

Cowell joins panel of judges. On America’s Got Talent he nudges. About his role he says you never forget. Watching stars advance a simple project. Being there is like a Twitter moment. A winning formula and success component. The most fun, games and biz value. No matter where the performance venue.

After 10 years as British soldier. Harry’s ready to go bolder. To honor those injured in the trenches. As they move past the recovery benches. Some dealing with loss in physical condition. Invictus Games born to shift their vision. A way to re-imagine one’s potential. And maybe a new view of the providential.

Harry hopes it’s an inspiration. For people across every nation. In doing more to expand their option. Will Cowell’s return to the scene? Mean seeing more of his mean? But really it’s a reboot in positioning. As creator/producer of talent programming. Wishing on a star to follow new stars blossoming.

What makes them one and the same. Is how they’re reinventing their game. Harry’s new perception after Vegas trip. Cowell taking new risks to let it rip. He keeps raising the stakes in TV rating. With more opportunities for the taking. Lesson in special moments for the pros. Or everyday roles for Jane’s & Joe’s.

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Tip: Special fun moments in life happen as we shift gears, conquer fears and enjoy the golden years.

Talkback: How does AGT compare with some of the other talent performance shows?

Groove-Tracks: Flo Rida – Hello Friday – https://youtu.be/7-iLzd-HKRg

Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling – https://youtu.be/p5RobDomh5U

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Steve Harvey & Ellen DeGeneres Team-Up for the Next Generation of Little Big Shots #BigTimeUniversity

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LOL Tube – Got Funny?


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Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine with Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (Old-School Flava)

It was an emotional press conference as Peyton Manning announced his retirement. After playing 18 seasons in the NFL he goes out on top having won Superbowl 50. He leaves the big stage for the next rising star. Not just in football, as Steve Harvey & Ellen team-up for the next generation of little big shots.

They feature kids in athletics, acrobatics and other antics. Ellen tells Georgia’s Albany Herald “It’s, for sure, not a competition show. Some of them are just talented kids, and whatever they end up doing, that’s great.” This is a big step to a Hollywood dream deal, not leaving home or hometown out of it for real.

As Executive Producers they’re calling the shots. The concept is somewhat of a segment spin-off from Ellen’s TV show. It’s similar to other talent shows and how industry leaders approach their career dreams. Great achievers start with an idea that gets flushed-out in the garage, basement or hometown backyard.

Harvey & Ellen are excited about what the ‘little big shots’ do. Their amazing stuff reminds us that dreams going from concept to reality are like ideas going from fish bowl to the ocean. Plus a special gifting can add more bounce to the ounce while engaging everything you’ve got to make a major splash.

“I don’t want to do anything just because I can,” she later said. “I think kids will love this show, and adults will love the show, too … because who doesn’t want to see an adorable kid with a talent?” This might be about showbiz value but also about giving a break or lighting a fire under flickering ideas and passions.

Groove-Track: Zapp – More Bounce to the Ounce – https://youtu.be/_OUwJbhY5Es

Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine With Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (New-School Flava)

Emotional presser for Peyton Manning. Tears he couldn’t help fanning. Leaves the game he just loves. Flying away like peace doves. After 18 seasons at the helm. Took game to higher realm. Superbowl 50 his last stage. Other stars coming of age. As Harvey & Ellen team-up to make. Next gen ‘big shots’ take.

With kids who shine in athletics. Acrobatics and other antics. Saying it’s not competition show. But for talent to rain and snow. Whatever kids do it’s gonna be great. Another fat check on Harvey’s plate. Taking big step in Hollywood dream deal. Not leaving home or hometown out of it for real.

As EP they call the shots. New ways to sell TV spots. A spin-off from her daytime show. In its own lane and flow. Like ‘Got Talent’ and kids saying darndest things. Industry leading career dreams he rocks she brings. Designed in garage or home-alone in basement. Starting in the backyard or on street pavement.

Gung-ho about what ‘little big shots’ do. Amazing stuff prove what’s old can be new. Going from concept to reality-TV in motion. Ideas from fish bowl to the ocean. With special gifting comes more bounce. And leftover ideas by the ounce. Such memorable abilities in a flash. While making a big-time LOL splash.

Not doing it just because she can. Focused on becoming greater than. Maybe kids will tune-in from age two. Thinking adults will watch it too. Who doesn’t want to see talent rise? Or checkout younguns try evr’thing for a prize? Some showbiz value a must. Giving a break or firing-up passions is the thrust.

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Tip: Big time dreams start as ideas that get moved from the fish bowl to making a big splash in the ocean.

Talkback: What’s it going to be like: no Manning on Sunday morning but ‘big shots’ on Sunday night?

Groove-Tracks: Kelissa – Keep My Head Up – https://youtu.be/CV4rX1aVIPM

 

Shakira – Try Everything – https://youtu.be/c6rP-YP4c5I

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P. Diddy and Simon Cowell Want to Take Talent to the Breakout Point in Performance #BigTimeUniversity

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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)

Simon Cowell is getting in gear for his return to American TV. After a two-year absence while becoming a Dad, he’s going to be a new judge on America’s Got Talent (AGT). He’ll replace Howard Stern who left at the end of the season. So Cowell and P. Diddy want to take talent to the breakout point in performance.

Diddy just wrapped-up his Revolt Music Conference in Miami. He told emerging players that “There’re levels to your hustle so you have to continually evolve and keep your feet on the neck of your dream.” He knows there’re primetime skills that are great for paying the bills and getting to the next level.

His rise to mogul began as a teenager when he ran a paper route. He later went on to intern for a record company exec while he was a Howard University student. In the #AskDiddy Q&A he shared how he found his niche to get rich. His coaching advice was on the X’s and O’s of the music game and show business.

Every industry/sport has X’s and O’s for playing the game or upping the ladder. Diddy says it’s having a gameplan to greatness that sets folks apart. Getting there is about turning a low-end task into a stepping-stone for mastering the skills to reach high-end goals. He knows what worked for him can work for others.

Now that AGT might have new judges maybe they’ll give Diddy a look. He brings crossover appeal to whatever he does. It’s like a basketball player with a crossover dribble who creates more points and fan-demonium. Diddy and Cowell know crossover skills are great for having more value and bags of money.

Groove-Track: Lupe fiasco ft. Jill Scott – “Daydreamin’” – https://youtu.be/0GQjYPWDcmg

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

Simon Cowell’s getting in gear. Returning to America’s Reality-TV affair. After two-year absence off the radar. Becoming a Dad feels better by far. Set to be new Judge on AGT show. Replaces Stern not there for another go. Cowell and Diddy want to see talent peak. With breakout performances week after week.

Diddy wrapped-up music conference by Revolt. Miami was the place for a fiesta jolt. Telling folks there’re levels to a hustle of love. Giving props to dreams and the Man above. Continue to evolve good for getting a check. By keeping your feet on your dream’s neck. Primetime skills for bills on the next level deck.

Rise as mogul started with paper route. From teen to hip-hop industry clout. Later to intern for a record company exec. While as Howard University student tech. In #AskDiddy Q&A segment on finding niche. Is how he went on to become rich. Coaching advice in the X’s and O’s. For rising stars and future honchos.

Every biz or sport has its ladder up the ranks. For turning X’s and O’s into credit with the banks. But Diddy says having a gameplan from the heart. Is what sets big-timers apart. Making low-end task a stepping stone. Mastering skills by being in the zone. Works for him day to day. Good for others wanting more pay.

Now that AGT’s doing a refresh. It helps if new judges can mesh. Moving to LA seems in the book. So maybe they’ll give Diddy a look? With crossover appeal in what he brings. Like a baller with crossover dribble wings. Good for more cheers and points on the floor. Great for flying high in the money score.

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Tip: The swag your skills bring to the table is not wishful thinking but says you’re ready and able.

Talkback: What would it be like to see Diddy and Cowell as judges on AGT?

Groove-Tracks: Bomba Estéreo ft Will Smith – ‘Fiesta’ – https://youtu.be/VQnOHx–AVk

Nick Jonas – ‘Levels’ – https://youtu.be/taViGR5VT1U

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