Friday, February 3, 2012

10 Lessons I Learned From Don Cornelius

I hate to hear about a suicide death.  It's even more disturbing when it's someone you know...or someone you feel like you've known forever.  

Don Cornelius needs no introduction.  The fact that he started Soul Train with $400 and turned it into the most iconic TV and music dance show of our time is....beyond amazing.  I learned some valuable life lessons from this man:

  1. Don't just be a businessman, be a business man. (See the difference?)

  2. When you follow your passion, everything will fall into place.

  3. Always, and I mean always look your absolute best. #swag

  4. Dancing, good music....makes everything better.

  5. Sometimes it's not what you say, but how you say it. (Love, Peace & Soul)

  6. Don't be afraid to fight for something you believe in...especially if you're right. (Dick Clark's 'Soul Unlimited'. Look it up.)

  7. Stay committed to your decisions, but flexible in your approach. (Diversify)

  8. Be gracious to others and the universe will be gracious to you.

  9. Leave a legacy.

  10. Dream big.  Really big.
    Don Cornelius



  1. Hi Stephanie!

    This is my very first time on your blog. SUPER impressive, but I'm not surprised. Great photo of you, too! Kudos to you and Mr. Cornelius!



    1. Thanks Heidi! So glad you like my blog:)

  2. I don't know about a "gracious universe", but the other 9 lessons are insightful. - Dwayne

  3. Stephanie,again you hit the nail on the head,this man was an Icon to this country,this man introduce people like,the Jackson 5,luther,gladys knight,I could go on and on, and thay would have never got that exposure,if it wasn't for Mr.Cornelius,so I say congrad to you for sharing that with us,keep up the good work,you do me proud.....your Aunti yvette


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