Chadwick Boseman and Beyoncé: Their Personal Expressions for How Hopes and Dreams Can Find the Path to Greatness

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The anticipation is building for the next release from MCU – Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s the latest Super Hero character known as the Black Panther. Lots of celebs got to see the first screening in person. The reviews have been filled with superlatives as if it’s a preview for going from block to blockbuster.

Then of-course there’s Beyoncé and her Grammy-chic appearance. She wasn’t up for any awards but as usual made an iconic fashion statement. Boseman plays the role of king in the upcoming movie. Beyoncé rocks the title of queen in pop culture. But it’s their personal expressions that deliver creative excellence.

The Black Panther storyline has themes that make each character’s greatness come alive. Whether it’s in action-moves of a super hero, amazing plays in the Superbowl or breakthroughs on the field of dreams, the path to greatness comes alive in two success modes, Lifestyle and Lifetrack. They make things pop.

Boseman and Beyoncé have used these on the path to greatness. For Boseman it’s taken a few roles that weren’t crossover but were a stepping stone. For Beyoncé, it’s in her creative relevance and how she goes from ‘nothing to something’ artistically. Their amazing work sends chills or makes you wanna chill.


Who they are, what they do and how they flow are the sum total of how they express themselves. It’s the combination of their creative excellence and creative relevance that make them special. When things come together it’s like magic which might explain how their success keeps rising to the ceiling.

Over the years my dream has gone through a few climbs from sun-up to sun-down. Feedback from others has helped to tighten things up. The magic for writing this blog has gone from good to better. But the playbook that Boseman & Beyoncé have used on becoming their best seems to go something like this:

  1. Conceive and go from zero to breakout move.

Boseman and Beyoncé have different stories for how they’ve built their movie/music careers. One thing common to both is first seeing themselves doing what they’re doing now. They conceived it in their minds-eye and visualized it in their imaginations. Then after a while, things went from zero to breakout move.

  1. Believe and go from a ‘nobody’ to a rising ‘somebody.’

The space between what they visualized and what they delivered is in how they believed in themselves and in what’s possible. This helped Beyoncé go from singing in her living room to performing on the world stage. Not every dream goes that big. But dreams take you from a ‘nobody’ to a rising ‘somebody.’

  1. Achieve and go from bottom-stack to top-rack.

Every time you achieve something there’s usually a lesson and a lift. The lesson comes from looking at the ups and downs to get there. The lift comes from seeing where you are compared to where you once were. Maybe that’s why Boseman’s big screen roles and Beyoncé’s showbiz journey are so exciting.

  1. Receive and go from nomination to coronation.

Beyond the obvious star power, some think the movie should get nominations for the creative costumes, special effects or music soundtrack. Well just like in the movies, character development and creative genius have meant a lot to Boseman and Beyoncé. It’s taken them from nomination to coronation.

We celebrate them for making us want to sing, dance or feel like kings and queens. We emulate them in striving to better our game or biggup our name. Their hopes and dreams have found the path to greatness not by chance but by a playbook for creative brilliance that has helped make them famous.

Tip: Creative brilliance in your career grind and life dreams needs creative excellence to make you awesome and creative relevance to make you special.

Talkback: How will Boseman’s new role in Black Panther help better his game or biggup his name?

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‘Luke Cage & Jessica Jones’ Now Showing and Streaming Like ‘Hot Hot Hot’ Superstars #BigTimeUniversity

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What’s the difference between a movie inspired by Hollywood and one by Harlem? Well, it might be the score and plot. There may even be more realness in the back-story. That’s one reason why people are binge-watching Netflix. They’ll see Luke Cage & Jessica Jones characters streaming like hot superstars.

As a spinoff Cage is its own series. In talking about the writers, the show’s creator tells Time magazine “I called our writers’ room the Danger Room. When it came to ideas, ­everybody had their own power. There was beautiful conflict when it came to story.” They’re doing next level stuff and working as a tight squad.

In ‘X-men’ terms, Danger Room is the place where they train, fight and work out their powers. Mike Colter who plays Cage can relate. Born in SC, he spent time working-out his childhood dreams of becoming an actor. This took him from the ‘Low Country’ to the big screen in Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby.

From a role on the Good Wife, he’s off to some game-changing. He’s turning the story of Cage into a socially-conscious entertainment vibe with a brand new feeling in a special way. He’s bridging the gap of his dreams, showbiz and impacting community. That’s useful for reaching higher like cranes in the sky.

The Harlem hook to the storyline makes Cage a homeboy superhero. He isn’t so hung-up on his power that he’s lost his street cred. In one sense his strength is unbreakable. But in another it’s relatable. He’s a good ol’ dude who’s come up the rough side of the road. The next stop will be teaming-up as Defenders.

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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 (New-School Flava)

Difference in movie from Harlem & Hollywood? Few things, but it’s all good. A score that features hip-hop. Plot with drama non-stop. May even have more realness feel. In back-story and pop appeal. One reason for Netflix binge-watching. Luke Cage & Jessica Jones stunt-dropping.  Major league superstar-shopping.

Cage the spinoff making waves. A series bringing its own raves. Show’s creative team in Danger Room. Makes the action go zoom-zoom. Sharing ideas with their own power. Beautiful conflict in story for the hour. Doing next level stuff in their tight bod. Reminds us of days of the MOD Squad.

Danger Room in ‘X-Men’ terms. A place for the savvy and book-worms. To train, fight and work out some things. So that their powers deliver zings. Cage actor Mike Colter can relate. Similar lessons on his dream plate. On becoming an actor not before long. From ‘Low Country’ to Million Dollar Baby strong.

A role on Good Wife made us see. His chops not coming geek free. Now off to be about game-changing. With socially-conscious show script arranging. Brand new feeling in a special way. More surprises to pack and play. Bridging dreams, community and showbiz lanes. For stretching career like sky-high cranes.

The Harlem players and storyline hook. Makes Cage a homeboy with superhero look. Not hung-up letting power go to his head. Still maintaining much street cred. Just think how he’s unbreakable. But in other sense pretty relatable. Dude from rough side of road runners. Next stop teaming-up with the Defenders.


Tip: Being a triple threat means turning passion into something more than just another day at the office.

Talkback: What’s good (not so good) about the storyline of Cage and Jones joining up with Defenders?

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