Session 7b: One-on-One, Tyler Perry

2014-08-15 3:04 PM

  • artistic side & leadership side – which one comes more naturally? - both born in childhood
  • imagination was to escape what was happening at the time
  • work ethic from dad
  • “all things work together for good”
  • separate sides - artist side needs space to create
  • dedicate 3-4 months for writing with 2-3 days to do business
  • creatives with no respect for budgets and others? - great artists know how to honor the time of others
  • needs for the creative side - clear the noise
  • clear the clutter
  • get away from everybody for awhile to be still and listen
  • similar for creativity and listening to God
  • how do you inspire workers? - surrounds himself with people like him
  • give underdogs a chance
  • give people with the best attitude a chance
  • hardships in life as a child? - dad was frustrated with the world
  • fear in parents from the past
  • despised as an artist child
  • was unable to protect mom when beaten by dad
  • every Sunday morning would go to church – mom would be singing, dancing, and lifted at church
  • “I want to know the God that makes my mother this happy…Jesus”
  • mom gave faith in God that has sustained him through everything
  • It takes huge amounts of energy to forgive - the exact same amount of energy that went into the betrayal is needed to be able to forgive
  • Forgiveness is scary because “You give up the hope of what happened to you ever being any different”
  • Madea character - used to get messages across
  • “use the laughter as the anesthesia to get to the real heart of the matter”
  • message in successful and lower class - being grateful for what you have and don’t judge others you don’t know
  • it could be any of us who would be in a tough place
  • How do we find hope with continuing racial issues? - every generation gets a little better
  • “people are just people”
  • “It was her life experience. It wasn’t mine.”
  • people should open the doors to other people
  • Critics? - rather than focus on the critics, focus on how many people are positively influenced
  • “thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies”
  • “Watch me eat!”
  • What drives philanthropy? - mom had a heart for giving…not money
  • to whom much is given, much is required
  • want to help others around the world
  • Talk church… - devoted follower of Christ
  • don’t find it is easy to stay connected with a local church because of how much wealth he has
  • there is power in the assembly
  • many celebrities would like to go to church without judgement
  • 30 years from now, what kind of legacy? - people won’t forget how you made them feel
  • desire to have the movies speak to people and help them through situations
  • want to help people feel good

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