Flow Nation: The Secret Sauce for Love, Luck and Living Large That’s Got More Flava. Get Some Here!

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What do Kevin Hart and Steve Harvey have in common? They made their names in comedy. How about DJ Khaled and Charlamagne Tha God? They made early waves in radio. But there’s something else they all have in common: ‘finding flow.’ It’s the thing that gets us up in the morning even if we don’t know it.

Over the past year or so they all published books telling their story of love, luck and living large. They might have taken different roads to glory but seem to share a common theme of going from humble beginnings to becoming pop culture icons. In a sense, finding flow got turned into their awesome sauce.

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So what does this really mean in the regular world? Whether it takes an alarm clock (or not) to wake us up, the thing that gets us up and moving is the idea of powering our flow. This could be growing in areas of ambition, taking social action or experiencing life’s moments of adventure and pure satisfaction.

That’s certainly the case when you read the stories of Harvey, Hart, Khaled and Charlamagne. Plus they shared personal examples of getting a ‘heavenly assist’ from someone along their path. They got a break in a phone call that was unexpected, an opportunity that was unheralded or situation that was unscripted.

One of the lessons in their stories on powering flow starts by putting passion where your mouth is, purpose where your heart is and pain where the truth is. Things we give voice to most or face up to tell us who we are, what we love and care about. These become stronger from a place that’s close to the heart.

The way they handled setbacks as well as my own story are reminders that finding & powering flow can happen from a brush with failure or a stroke of faith. In my case it was from hosting a radio show on a college station. While I was on air someone decided to pull the plug which interrupted the broadcast.

At that moment I decided not to fight back but to go way back and apply a stroke of faith. This made me learn more about the ‘Joseph story.’ His dream helped me see my own gifting and calling. Sometimes finding/powering flow means appreciating the people, places, pitfalls or pathways that confirm your story.

In these major keys we realize how not to let mistakes or other people’s human faults be our halts. Each of the icons has a story to tell of how they changed their luck, made a buck or got a relationship unstuck. Through the ups and downs they were simply trying to turn flow into reaping the good they would sow.

We enjoy artists when they perform with flow-motion. This brings together ‘lyrics and groove’ in a way that rocks. It’s fun when athletes at work or play get to deliver flow-magic. We cheer them for how they inspire us towards greatness. That’s the feeling we can hope for each day from living large in a flow nation.

Imagine how a brook becomes a stream or a stream becomes a river that leads to the ocean by finding flow. Or as a car goes from zero to 60 on the highway it finds its flow with the rest of traffic. Powering our flow takes us from zero to 60 or from feeling less to feeling worthy in the low or high tides of life’s ocean.

Tip: “Powering your flow means putting passion where your mouth is, purpose where your heart is and making things pop where your genius is.”

Talkback: What person, place, pitfall or pathway has helped (or is helping) you go way back to walk that tightrope and power your flow?

Tracks: TLC – Way Back – https://youtu.be/ibR0rYNMJpI

Janelle Monáe – Tightrope – https://youtu.be/pwnefUaKCbc

Denzel Washington & Viola Davis Bring Stories to Life, Hit Dreams Beyond the Fences #BigTimeUniversity

This production of “Wise-up Wednesdays” Blogcast by Douette ‘Doc’ Cunningham is a presentation in “social media entertainment from the groove-track of life!” #WUWECAST

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)

Here’s what love & happiness look like! It’s with POTUS & FLOTUS as they wind-down their White House stay. It’s Snoop and Martha’s stove-side chats with celebs or Blac Chyna & Rob with their new baby ‘DreamK.’ And it’s Denzel & Viola bringing stories to life and hitting dreams beyond the fences.

Talking to Global Grind about a recent meme Washington said “Those who can do, do. Those who can’t, talk about those who can. Are you just one that sits on the sideline to talk about other people, or can you step up?” It may be one of the realest things said about mastering a skill or bringing dreams to the world.

For Rob & Chyna it’s a little bit of ‘remember the time’ when they first met (or did the humpty hump). Maybe they’ve moved their hook-up from ‘hot and heavy to good and steady.’ That’s why getting more out of a relationship or earning more props on the job takes shifting some things and putting in that work.

Meantime for Snoop & Martha they’re finding new ways to mix it up. Here we have a west-coast rapper teaming-up with an east-coast lifestyle expert to serve-up potluck dinners. Go figure! At first it might not look like the perfect combination. But mixing things can tap into new talents and attract a new audience.

Washington & Davis star in the movie version of the Broadway hit Fences. It’s the story of a man who had pro baseball dreams. As Hot Steppers they’re showing us how to move from the sidelines to making dream headlines. It’s seeing a beautiful problem, bringing our A-game and raising more showtime appeal.

Groove-Track: Michael Jackson – Remember the Time – https://youtu.be/LeiFF0gvqcc

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

What love & happiness look like. POTUS & FLOTOS ready for the hike? Wind-down in their White House stay. Lots more time for golf play. Snoop & Martha’s stove-side chat. Celebs talk about this and that. Blac Chyna & Rob with their baby news. Denzel & Viola dream stories with some rhythm & blues.

Talking to Global Grind about meme Washington said. Those who can do, do; others bring hate instead. Some sit on sideline and talk smack. Others step-up and build their hun’ed stack. May be one of the realest things told. About mastering skills and doing dreams bold.

For Rob & Chyna a time to remember. Think of a hump day back in September. When they first met or did the humpty hump. But not wanting to be seen as a chump. To move from hook-up that’s ‘hot & heavy.’ Into relationship that’s ‘good & steady.’ Put in the work, make the shift. Earn more props and bonus gift.

Meantime Snoop & Martha mix it up. What’s in his bedazzled cup? West-coast rapper with hits and winners. East-coast lifestyle expert with potluck dinners. At first might not be a perfect look. Trying to out-smooth each other as a cook. A way to stir-up their talent cream. And attract a new audience stream.

Washington & Davis on movie set. Turns Broadway’s Fences to its best yet. Story of pro baseball dreams unsung. And taking our game to next rung. As Hot Steppers move from the sidelines. To making breakout news headlines. Seeing beautiful problem for their A-game. And raising more cred in biz acclaim.

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Tip: Sometimes bringing dreams to life means seeing a beautiful problem and packing our A-game.

Talkback: What stands-out about these celebs being able to ‘drop it like it’s hot’ in their game?

Groove-Tracks: Michael Jackson – Vivian Green – Work – https://youtu.be/73JmpM3KLkc

Anthony David – Beautiful Problem – https://youtu.be/3WsAVJ9hkn0

This production of “Wise-up Wednesdays” Blogcast by Douette ‘Doc’ Cunningham is a presentation in “social media entertainment from the groove-track of life!” #WUWECAST

Kevin Hart & Ice Cube on What it Takes for People to Fall in Love with Your Work #BigTimeUniversity

This production of “Wise-up Wednesdays” Blogcast by Douette ‘Doc’ Cunningham is a presentation in “social media entertainment from the groove-track of life!” #WUWECAST

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)

When it’s time to move, it’s time to move! That could easily be turned into a funny statement by Kevin Hart. But this time it’s about his new campaign Move with Hart. He’s easily the hottest stand-up comic for sure. He and Ice Cube have a few secrets on what it takes for people to fall in love with your work.

In a Rolling Stones article Hart once said “I don’t give a s**t about critical consensus! They poll people after my movies, and I get A’s. When I get an F, I’ll take criticism.” Hart and Cube understood from an early age how being the underdog gives people a sense of having a seat at the table of their dreams.

These days Hart and Cube are on a California roll. Their recent movie Ride Along 2 is kicking butt at the box office. In the first weekend of release it knocked Stars Wars from the #1 spot. Who’d expect two dudes who came straight outta Philly and Compton would break the mold and rise to movie gold?

Their on-screen magic and market appeal isn’t just about spitting lines or their individual talent. Maybe it’s really about how they fill voids and holes. It’s like a football running back seeing the hole, breaking-out from the pack and scoring big. Plus, they’re good at reinventing, stretching and perfecting their role.

Hart keeps doing it and isn’t ready to get tired yet. His latest comedy tour features up-and-comers under his watch. His story, like others who’ve made it big, is clear. People fall in love with your work when they see you break a sweat and appreciate the difference between how you’re known and how you’ve grown.

Groove-Track: Brand New Heavies – Dream on Dreamer – https://youtu.be/FB8nIGKbpJY

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

When it’s time to move. Don’t snooze on that groove. Something only Kevin Hart could make witty. Even when it’s real pithy. This time ramping-up campaign to Move with Hart. Where couch potatoes get a new start. He and Ice Cube with secrets to lurk. On what it takes for people to fall in love with your work.

In Rolling Stones article he did kinda say. Doesn’t give a hoot about critics so don’t play. People polls after his movies give him A’s. So with F’s he’ll take criticism on those days. Hart and Cube must have learned from early age. That being underdog is a seat at the “dream-on dreamer’s” stage.

Seems like both are on a California roll. Watch them bust out and skip the highway toll. As a tag-team in Ride Along 2 movie scenes. Kicking butt at the box office screens. Knocking Star Wars from the #1 spot. These days they’re like Hollywood hot. Dudes straight outta Philly and Compton’s urban lot.

On-screen magic and market appeal. More than spitting lines or individual talent real. Finding ways to fill holes and the voids. Rising in the market like Apples and Androids. As seen in football player on the field. Breaking-out, scoring big with swag they wield. Reinventing, stretching, perfecting what their roles yield.

Hart keeps doing it flying in private jet. Not at all ready to get tired yet. Latest comedy tour some plan to catch. With up-and-comers under his watch. His story like others who’ve made it big. People fall in love with your work when it’s a jig. Break a sweat in how you’re known. Enjoy the ride by how you’ve grown.

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Tip: Underdogs become top dogs when they’re respected for how they’re known and how they’ve grown.

Talkback: What’s the best or crowd favorite movie for Hart/Cube in their careers so far?

Groove-Tracks: Snoop Dogg – California Roll – https://youtu.be/oNDKCHGW70w

 

Becky G – Break a Sweat – https://youtu.be/yfuzpfpeX1s

This production of “Wise-up Wednesdays” Blogcast by Douette ‘Doc’ Cunningham is a presentation in “social media entertainment from the groove-track of life!” #WUWECAST