Celebrities and Small business owners share their “Secrets of Success”
Deion “Primetime” Sanders, a football legend, businessman, family man, philanthropist, and analyst for CBS Sports and the NFL Network. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011. Deion played for the San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens, and Atlanta Falcons winning multiple championships.
Known as the “Reigning Queen of Urban Gospel,” Yolanda Adams is a five-time Grammy Award-winning gospel artist with 13 albums. Faith, Love, Forgiveness, Protection and PRAISE. These are just some of the gifts explored in Yolanda Adams new power-filled inaugural book, Points of Power. Yolanda also hosts a radio show called “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show.” Yolanda often discusses the importance of Faith with Business.
Bishop T.D. Jakes is a revered pastor, New York Times best-selling author, filmmaker, and founder of The Potter’s House (TPH), a non-denominational, multicultural church with more than 30,000 members and 50 ministries in Dallas, Texas. Bishop T.D. Jakes breaks down his new book, SOAR!: Build Your Vision from the Ground Up.
Nick Cannon – A film star, comedian, TV and radio host, musician, writer, director, executive producer and philanthropist. Nick Cannon began his career as a teenager on All That before hosting The Nick Cannon Show, Wild ‘N Out, and America’s Got Talent. Nick has also acted in the films Love Don’t Cost a Thing, Drumline, and Roll Bounce.
He is known for having made millions laugh for over 27 years. As a celebrated comedian, television host and top-rated nationally-syndicated radio personality, Rickey Smiley was the winner of the 2017 Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year “Marconi Radio Award” from the Rickey Smiley Morning Show. In its 5th season now, Rickey’s own top rated docu-series, Rickey Smiley For Real, features the balancing act of his working life and family life.
La La Anthony is a television personality, New York Times best-selling author, business woman, producer and actress. La La came to prominence on MTV’s Total Request Live, Flavor of Love, For the Love of Ray J, and several other reality television shows. She ventured into acting and her films included Two Can Play That Game, You Got Served, and Think Like A Man 1 & 2. La La can be seen today in the Starz drama series, Power, with 50 Cent.
Legendary actor and comedian Cedric the Entertainer is best known for his performances in the films Barbershop, Be Cool, Madagascar, Intolerable Cruelty, Johnson Family Vacation, and The Original Kings of Comedy. He hosted the 12th season of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in 2013–2014. He also starred in the TV Land series The Soul Man, which aired its fifth and final season in 2016. Also in 2016, Cedric starred in the Netflix Original Cedric: Live from the Ville.
Patti LaBelle began her career in the early 1960s as lead singer of the vocal group Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, becoming the first African-American vocal group to be on the cover of Rolling Stone. Patti’s musical career spanned over 50 years and she has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. Patti most recently started a cake and pie line at Walmart with signature Sweet Potato Pie, Red Velvet Cake, Carrot Cake, and Chocolate Cake.
Actor Boris Kodjoe is best known for his roles in the 2002 film Brown Sugar, the Showtime drama series Soul Food, The Last Man on Earth on FOX, Real Husbands of Hollywood on BET, and the medical drama Code Black on CBS. Boris was named one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” by People magazine in 2002. Boris Kodjoe is also the man behind ALFA: luxurious custom-made suits for men and clothing for women.
I don’t fear failure, only a missed opportunity that I didn’t take advantage of. That’s why I sleep with one eye open!